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Library Services Assistant Manager – Re-advertised

Library Services Assistant Manager – Re-advertised

  • Lead library operations and staff
  • Diverse and fast-paced role
  • Be part of a small tight-knit team

About Palmerston

Palmerston is a young, vibrant regional hub with a fast-growing future. Located 20 km from the Territory’s capital Darwin, Palmerston is a diverse community with many young families calling the city ‘home’, along with defence personnel and a range of local businesses. The young city boasts over 35,000 residents and is currently undergoing a significant period of infrastructure growth and development. With a strong plan in place for the region’s future growth, the City of Palmerston proves to be a "Place for People".      

About the Opportunity    

City of Palmerston is seeking a Library Services Assistant Manager to oversee the daily operations of the library delivering a timely, professional, customer and community-focused library and information service and assist the Library Services Manager in staff supervision. 

Some of the key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Oversee the efficient daily operations of the library service and provide exceptional customer service as required
  • Exercise supervisory control of library staff and circulation activities and coordinate the training of library staff and volunteers in circulation duties, electronic services, and reference skills
  • Co-ordinate troubleshooting of computing systems including oversight and continuous improvements of the library management system & public access computers, library policies, procedures and work practices
  • Oversee the accession, cataloguing and end-processing of new library material
  • Provide expert library advice and support as required
  • Oversee the effective planning and delivery of library services
  • Will be required to work on evening and weekends

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to have completed or demonstrate progression towards a tertiary qualification conferring eligibility for librarian or associate membership of ALIA. Demonstrated experience in the management, supervision and training of staff and patrons on operational processes is needed. Furthermore, working knowledge of copy/original cataloguing and collection management processes is a requirement. Demonstrated experience in the use of Office packages, internet, library management systems and electronic/online information and reference resources is highly regarded. Outstanding customer service skills, a current driver's license and working with children clearance are essential selection criteria of this position.

For a position description and information how to apply for this position, please visit Council's web page

Closing Date: 1pm Wednesday 30 August 2017

About the Benefits

This position is an on-going full-time position that is paid at Level 6 ($81,930 – $85,888 + superannuation). Council offers 6 weeks’ annual leave and a wide range of attractive employee benefits. Furthermore, City of Palmerston provides a team-oriented work environment and fosters a culture of continuous improvement.


Closing Date: 
August 30, 2017 (All day)
Contact Officer: 
Kristin Lehmann | HR Advisor
Contact Number: 
08 8935 9930
Palmerston, NT