Team Leader Library Collections

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Tim Ungaro, Coordinator Library Resources
Contact Number
02 9330 6188
Georges River Council, NSW



Team Leader Library Collections

Job No: GR3455 | Location: Hurstville

About Our Council

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. Our council is dedicated to helping protect our natural environment, providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture and enabling people to move around the area easily. We offer access to a mix of housing options, create exciting job and business opportunities. We are experiencing exciting transformation, with numerous city-changing initiatives and projects underway. 

Library Services

Georges River Libraries have 79 staff working across our five libraries. All our staff are committed to and passionate about working with our local community to provide them with innovative and accessible resources.

Our public library purpose is to provide professional and open access to information as well as to provide a place for the whole community to come together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences. The way we fulfil our role has been and will continue to be transformed by the changing face of our diverse community as well as advances in online sources of information and digital opportunities. We will maintain a special focus on the principles of sustainability, accessibility and the professional development of our staff.

About the Opportunity

  • Permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight (with eligibility to participate in flex scheme)
  • Salary from $77,999.73 - $90,374.38 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Wellness perks including, free counselling, flu vaccinations, health-checks, gym subsidy and more
  • Deliver innovative services that promote and support our community.

Georges River Council is currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Team Leader to join our dynamic and busy Library Services Team. The successful candidate will lead the provision and evaluation of the Library’s collections and deliver a high quality customer focused Readers’ Advisory service to attain effective and efficient operation that meets the strategic objectives of the organisation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective applications and procedures that support and monitor collection management activities and evaluation of the Library’s collections.
  • Provide timely and professional Reference, Information and Readers Advisory service to library customers.
  • Develop and maintain collection profiles, outsourcing processes, discretionary selection and ordering, cataloguing standards, processing and withdrawal of library materials.
  • Provide team leadership, training and supervision.
  • Provide budget information as required and monitor the Library’s collections budget.  

Selection Criteria

Qualifications, Certificates & Licences

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Science allowing professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association or a demonstrated commitment to obtain this
  • Driving Licence Class C (Car)


  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of collection usage, Library Management System statistics packages and the monitoring of service providers
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, train and supervise people in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong commitment and proven ability to deliver a high quality and innovative customer focused library service
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills


  • Experience in using the Spydus Library Management System.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Tim Ungaro, Coordinator Library Resources on 02 9330 6188.

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the Position Description, then please submit your application today. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Closing Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021 11:30pm AEST

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

Georges River Council is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion.

We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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Library Assistant - Technology (Library)

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Contact Number
Lane Cove Council, NSW


Library Assistant - Technology (Library)

Lane Cove, Australia | Reference: 5519234

  • Permanent (35hrs per week)
  • Great team and benefits
  • Dynamic role

Are you looking for an opportunity to be part of an innovative Council seeking to make a positive difference in the community you support? We have an exciting opportunity for motivated and enthusiastic Library Assistant - Technology to join our team on a full-time basis.

Located on the lower North Shore, our leafy suburb has a vibrant and diverse village atmosphere. We aim to provide "best value" community services and facilities whilst promoting the principles of ecologically sustainable development.

If you are open to fresh ideas, committed to progressing new initiatives and driven to provide the very best service to our community, we want to hear from you.

About the Role

Reporting to the Librarian - Technology Solutions, this role will assist with the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Library technologies.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • Higher School Certificate or equivalent qualifications and experience;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high quality customer service;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of installation and maintenance of technologies; and
  • Class C Drivers Licence.

Salary range - between $1,164.50 to $1,281.00 per week + superannuation, (dependent on the skills, qualifications and relevant experience of the suitable candidate).

What we Offer

Our Library is located close to shops, cafes, an aquatic centre and a gym. In addition, you will also enjoy:

  • Flexible work practices aimed at achieving work/life balance
  • Active Social Club
  • Varied lifestyle benefits programs including an employee wellness program and discounted gym memberships
  • Annual performance bonuses and salary review
  • Extensive career development and training opportunities

To Apply

Please read the Position Description (under Document/s above) for the role and address the selection criteria in your online application.


Lane Cove Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides a smoke free workplace.

Applications Close: 27 June 2021


Library Coordinator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Razija Nu’man, Director Corporate
Contact Number
(08) 8080 3387
Broken Hill City Council, NSW


Library Coordinator

Applications closing on 18 June 2021, 05:00 PM

LIBRARY COORDINATOR – Temporary full-time (up to max. 2 years)

Base salary $90,765 -$97,203 plus superannuation

Council is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to fill the temporary full-time role of Library Coordinator.

We have an exciting career opportunity as Library Coordinator, to lead the Library Services team in delivering high-quality library programs/ information resources/ services and learning programs that support learning, literacy and social inclusion for community members and visitors to the city.

Reporting directly to the Director Corporate, you will support Broken Hill City Council in maximising innovative and cost-effective services that meet community needs, as well as developing long-term goals of the Library within a framework which takes account of the changing nature of the delivery of library services in the twenty-first century.

As an experienced leader, you are adept at managing team workflows to meet the desired outcomes and can engage key stakeholders to implement change. You will have demonstrated experience in budget preparation and monitoring, staff/volunteer performance management, and project coordination. You create high-performance workplaces in a customer driven environment.

We are seeking an individual that has a previous experience mentoring staff and leading by example. Your values will closely align with Council’s adopted values Accountability, Perseverance, Pride, Courage & Honesty, Teamwork, and you will thrive on the opportunity to drive collaboration, innovation, and enthusiasm.

At Broken Hill City Council, we invest in our people through supported leadership development programs, coaching and targeted training initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A ‘can do’ attitude focused on delivering outcomes.
  • Commitment to a values and behaviours leadership model and a preparedness to ‘Play your Role’.
  • Building a culture where the ‘organisation wide’ adopted values and behaviours of the organisation are championed.
  • Commitment to embracing Councils customer service framework and to ‘Think like the Customer’.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and embracing change.
  • Have a commitment to the liveability of our community. 

Benefits working for Council include:

  • Generous Award Conditions including 5 weeks annual leave
  • Corporate Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Employee growth and career development opportunities
  • Salary packaging options
  • Social Clubs

Job reference: DGM-LB-01

Any questions about the role can be directed to Razija Nu’man, Director Corporate, on (08) 8080 3387

To apply for this role, use the application FORM and provide Council with a cover letter (no more than 5 pages) that focusses on the essential requirements of the role; demonstrates your successes in previous roles, and an up to date CV with at least two current referees.

Applications close Friday 18 June 2021 at 5pm (ACST)

Broken Hill City Council promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. People from indigenous backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require any adjustments to assist you with your application or would like to discuss the position further, please contact Council’s HR Department on (08) 8080 3351.

Please note that the selection process can commence before the closing date and that the preferred candidate can be selected based on application and referee checks only.

application form

Manager Library Services

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Contact Officer
Contact Number
Upper Lachlan Shire Council , NSW


Manager Library Services

Closes 15 June 2021

About the Region

Upper Lachlan Shire Council sits in the heartland of the idyllic Southern Tablelands and access to Goulburn, Canberra, Bathurst, Sydney and the South Coast are within easy drive range.

The Shire boasts quality schools, healthcare, parklands, eateries and wineries and affordable housing.

Manager Library Services

Upper Lachlan Shire Council is seeking a customer-focused Manager Library Services. The successful applicant will be required to work 70 hours per fortnight reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration. The position is based in Crookwell at the branch library.

Conditions of employment for this position are covered by the Local Government (State) Award 2020. The position salary range is Band and Level 3/3 under Council’s salary system.

Applicants require achievement of competencies and qualifications including:-

  1. Degree qualification in Library, Information Management or a related discipline.
  2. Experience in delivering library and information services and collection development at a management level.
  3. Proven ability to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated staff management experience.
  6. Experience using library management systems and online information tools.
  7. Working with Children Check and Working with Vulnerable People Check.
  8. Current Class C drivers licence.

A full information package for this position including required selection criteria can be obtained from this link. For any questions about the role please contact Council’s Human Resources on (02) 4830 1000.

Applications close Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 4.00pm and should be marked as per position applied for and addressed to the General Manager.

Coordinator Murrindindi Library Service

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Manager Customer Experience, Jacqui Rabel
Contact Number
(03) 5772 0333
Murrindindi Shire Council, VIC


Coordinator Murrindindi Library Service

Applications closing on 21 June 2021, 05:00 PM

Council is seeking an inspiring, motivated and influential individual to lead the Murrindindi Library Service.

As the Coordinator, Murrindindi Library Service, you will lead an innovative library service which meets the changing needs of communities across our Shire. You will be joining our library service at a pivotal time as we will shortly begin a review of our library service, including by engaging with our community to ensure our services are meeting their current and future needs.

In addition to taking an important role in implementation of recommendations of that review, you will have proven experience in managing and leading a team across multiple sites and contributing to a positive, healthy and vibrant staff culture.

You will be an effective and consultative leader with excellent communication skills, experience in leading successfully, including during periods of change and an understanding of best practice trends in the library sector.

If this sounds like you, and you live locally or have been thinking it might be time to relocate to a gorgeous part of rural Victoria (which is still close to Melbourne), we encourage you to apply.

For more information or to discuss the role please call Council’s Manager Customer Experience, Jacqui Rabel on (03) 5772 0333.

Applications should contain a cover letter and address the key selection criteria set out in the Position Description. Please note, applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.

You can submit your application and any accompanying attachments

  • online – you will receive an email notification confirming your submission
  • by email to
  • by post to Murrindindi Shire Council, PO Box 138, Alexandra 3714

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday 21 June 2021 and should be addressed to Council’s Manager Customer Experience.

Online job application form

apply online

Team Leader Collections and Shared Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Natasha Savic, Coordinator Resources and Technology
Contact Number
Yarra City Council, VIC


Team Leader Collections and Shared Services

  • Job no: 495056
  • Work type: Full time
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Categories: Administration, Community, Management, Services

Team Leader Collections and Shared Services (Based at Fitzroy Library)

Permanent Full Time (Flexible) 38 hours

Band 6 - $ 87,105.55 - $ 94,943.91  + super + RDO

Yarra Libraries is an innovative and progressive inner city library service and we are currently seeking an energetic and motivated professional with a strong appreciation of contemporary library practices to lead and support the Library Collections and Shared Services team.

The position is responsible for:

  • Managing the Yarra Libraries collection/resources, developing and managing relevant budgets, suppliers contracts and facilitating or delivering reader development programs.
  • Administration and supporting the Library Management System, courier and other shared services in line with Libraries Victoria Consortium policy, standards and procedure.
  • Leading and continuously improving Technical Services operations including troubleshooting database and online resources.
  • Working alongside the branch Team Leader to manage staff and operations by providing advice, leadership and support.

To be successful in this position you will have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience in managing library collections, well developed management / leadership experience and a relevant tertiary qualification and/or significant relevant experience.

For further information visit the link below or contact Natasha Savic, Coordinator Resources and Technology via

Position Description:  703680 - Team Leader Collections and Shared Services - Position Description June 2021.docx

Applications close on 25 June 2021.

In your application, the selection panel will assess your CV against the technical skills, abilities, and qualifications of the Position Description as well as your separate responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

*This position is subject to satisfactory (Police Check, Working with Children Check, and a pre-employment medical assessment) prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

Advertised: 08 June 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 25 June 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time


Casual Library Officer, GRLC 

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Geelong Regional Library Corporation, VIC


Casual Library Officer, GRLC 

Casual positions available

Band 3, $30.23 per hour plus 25 % casual loading

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community and to contribute towards the role of public libraries in providing a safe and inclusive space to promote learning, knowledge and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for passionate, customer focused and dedicated people to undertake the role of Casual Library Officer with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation. 

You will have a deep understanding of the role of public libraries and be responsible for the delivery of frontline customer focused service to a diverse community.

To be successful for the role, you possess:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the role of the modern customer focused public library
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community
  • An ability to recommend suitable collection choices and instruct in the use of library technologies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement while modelling behaviours in line with GRLC values.
  • The ability to assist in the delivery of activities for all community members.
  • Tertiary qualification which confers eligibility for Membership of Australian Library & Information Association or a relevant tertiary qualification will be highly regarded.
  • Minimum requirements of availability to be considered for the GRLC casual pool are 2 x full days per week, 1 x evening per week and 1 x Saturday morning per fortnight. Failure to meet these minimum requirements may result in permanent removal from the casual pool.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities

Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members

As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

Expressions of interest are to be made to Shane Brown, People Coordinator via 

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications Close COB Sunday 20th June 2021

Who are we?

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is a consistently-recognised industry leader in Victoria. We take our mission of a thriving regional community to heart and are an exemplary library service that creates opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.

Not only are we the custodians and distributors of accumulated knowledge and resources, lead the way in technology and innovation to ensure inclusive access where we can all be enriched and inspired.

We create safe spaces for all individuals and have a rich calendar of learning and cultural programs through our network which consists of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 16 community branches and two mobiles libraries across four local government areas.

We deliver on our important community responsibilities and are proud of our strong and established relationships based on respect, care and kindness. 

The GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We encourage expressions of interest and applications from people with a lived experience of disability, or long term illness or injury and people of all abilities, cultures, age, sex and gender. We welcome applications from individuals who may be returning to the workforce after a period of absence.

If you require additional support to make an application, or would like to obtain  more information, or seek an adjustment to the selection process based on your specific needs,  please contact a member of the People and Business Operations team on 03 4201 0600 to discuss at any time. We will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request.

Casual Customer Service Officers (multiple roles)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Rebecca Hill, Coordinator Customer Focus or Catherine Borazio, Manager Community Learning and Service Centres
Contact Number
1300 179 944
Hobsons Bay City Council, VIC


Casual Customer Service Officers (multiple roles)

  • Reference Number: 11859
  • Position Title: Customer Service Officer
  • Employment Type: Casual
  • Department: Community Learning and Service Centres
  • Location: Local Government Admin - Corporate Centre
  • Enterprise Agreement: Hobsons Bay City Council Enterprise Agreement - 38 - Band 3
  • Salary: $39.53 to $42.62 per hour (inc. 25% casual loading)

Position Summary

Casual Customer Service Officers (multiple roles)

Band 3:  $39.53 per hour (inc. 25% casual loading)

Casual Senior Customer Service Officers (multiple roles)

Band 4:  $42.62 per hour (inc. 25% casual loading)

Are you an experienced Customer Service professional that is flexible and available at short notice? Hobsons Bay City Council is seeking Casual Customer Service Officers and Casual Senior Customer Service Officers to support the provision of high quality, consistent and effective service to our customers.

These positions require friendly, experienced and helpful professionals to deliver customer centred and responsive services to our community via a range of interaction types including in person, by telephone and online at any Hobsons Bay service centre, library, community hub, call centre or outreach location as allowed for under Council’s Covid safe plan and may also be required to work from home.

In order to be successful in this role you will be flexible, able to work on short notice and have availability to work weekdays, evenings and weekends.

It is an exciting time to join Council’s newly formed Community Learning and Service Centres Department, with internal consultation on a service redesign and new structure currently underway. If interested, successful candidates will also be offered the opportunity to apply for a permanent part time or full time position with the team once the new structure is confirmed.

A copy of each of the position descriptions can be obtained by using the download feature below or by contacting our Customer Service team on 1300 179 944. Where a candidate applies for both roles, and is successful in gaining employment in both, shifts will be offered as a Customer Service Officer or a Senior Customer Service officer depending on the shift requirements. 

For further information please contact Rebecca Hill, Coordinator Customer Focus or Catherine Borazio, Manager Community Learning and Service Centres on 1300 179 944.

Applications close at 11.45pm on Sunday 20 June 2021 and should include a resume and a cover letter that includes:

  • a description of skills and knowledge that you would bring to the role
  • which role/s you are applying for (Customer Service Officer &/or Senior Customer Service Officer)
  • your principal motivation for applying

Please submit your application either by submitting online or posting to:

HR Recruitment
Hobsons Bay City Council
PO Box 21

An automated email will be sent upon receipt of your electronic application. Please re-submit your application if the auto reply has not been received or call (03) 9932 1092 if you are experiencing difficulty.

Hobsons Bay City Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity, child safety and workplace diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.

Your Career is our Success

Closing Date: 20/06/2021

Position Descriptions are available here:

Application Guide: View Guide


Customer Service and Outreach Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Hayley Martin, Team Leader Library Hub and Customer Service
Contact Number
(03) 9747 5224
Melton City Council, VIC


Customer Service and Outreach Officer

Job No: MEL112 | Location: Melton

  • Employment Status: Part Time
  • Closing Date: 18 June 2021 AEST
  • Part Time Permanent Position - 22.58 hours per week

Mondays - 7 hours
Thursdays - 7 hours
Fridays - 7 hours
Sundays (Fortnightly) - 3.17 hours

Salary Range $63,770 – $67,608 per annum pro-rata + 9.5% Super

(As of 1 July 2021: 2.5% EBA increase and Super Guarantee increases to 10%)

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

The Opportunity

Melton City Council acknowledges the fundamental role that Libraries and Arts play in the making of vibrant, culturally rich communities.  Reporting to the Team Leader Library Hub and Customer Service in the Libraries and Arts service unit. The role of the Customer Service and Outreach Officer is key to delivering priority areas for Melton City Libraries as envisioned in Creative Melton 2030.  These include:

  • Ensuring customers have a positive experience in our Library and Learning Hubs by delivering high quality customer service.
  • Supporting the delivery of outreach services and engagement initiatives to increase awareness of and connect emerging and diverse community with library services. 

Key Responsibilities

The Customer Service and Outreach officer will:

  • Deliver high quality customer service across the library service to ensure customers have a positive experience.
  • Participate in rostered library customer service shifts at library facilities or outreach points and proactively engage with customers.
  • Support the daily operational delivery and administration of the library access points including council events, festivals and pop ups.
  • Provide support to develop, plan, deliver and evaluate library outreach and engagement programs.
  • Provide input in to the development and maintenance of library collections.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A tertiary qualification acceptable for professional membership (library technician) of the Australian Library and Information Association, or Social Services, together with relevant public library experience.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Understanding of community development principles.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use a library management system, online resources, computer equipment, mobile devices, and emerging technologies, with the ability to problem solve information technology issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit 

How To Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Hayley Martin, Team Leader Library Hub and Customer Service on (03) 9747 5224.

Apply by filling out the application and addressing the key selection criteria below. 

To view the Position Description, click here.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 18 June 2021

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.

Heritage Collection Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Alexander Mills – Manager, Community Programs and Partnerships
Contact Number
02 4974 5322
City of Newcastle Council, NSW


Heritage Collection Librarian

Job No: CN2468 | Location: Newcastle

  • Share your passion for libraries, history and heritage collections.
  • Exciting opportunity to create exceptional customer experiences and contribute to our local history narrative.
  • Temporary Part Time opportunity to April 2022 – 17.5 hours per week.

Thriving and rapidly transforming, Newcastle is New South Wales’ second largest city and is located 160km north of Sydney. It offers the perfect lifestyle and career environment.

City of Newcastle (CN) is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Heritage Collection Librarian focused on curating and preserving the history and heritage collections for a temporary job share opportunity until April 2022.

As a Heritage Collection Librarian, your primary role will be increasing the accessibility of the history and heritage collections and working collaboratively to preserve our unique collections. You will actively contribute to the delivery of the Heritage Collection Plan and Digitisation Action Plan.

Key focus over the next 12 months include, but are not limited to, audit and condition assessment of the extensive archives and heritage collections, and contribution to forward planning heritage collection management priorities. You will contribute to digitisation process and priority setting for the city’s new state of the art digitisation lab. You will assist with undertaking research enquiries and support the development of digital exhibitions and narratives for the new Digital Library technologies. You will positively contribute to an innovative and collaborative team ethic, focused on exceptional customer experiences and enhancing the communities understanding of Newcastle’s unique stories.

All Library positions include frontline customer service shifts across a 6 day (Monday to Saturday), day and evening roster.

At CN our people are valued and have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs.

The essentials you’ll need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library Sciences, History, Education or extensive equivalent experience.
  • Extensive delivery and evaluation of customer experiences in heritage or research services.
  • Experience in heritage digitisation and technology troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience in archival work, cataloguing and metadata protocols.
  • Demonstrated excellent negotiation, interpersonal, time management and project management skills and the ability to determine priorities and manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrated high level verbal and written communication skills with experience in the presentation of oral and written material to a diverse range of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated capacity to innovate and adapt current services and systems for future needs.
  • Willingness to participate in a rotating delivery roster including evening and weekends.
  • Current Working with Children Check.

Other valuable skills you may have:

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for other cultures and languages.
  • Expertise in conservation and preservation of heritage collections.
  • Experience in leadership and developing a cohesive multi-disciplinary team.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now!

City of Newcastle proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 20 June 2021

Remuneration: $39,176.05 + 9.5% Superannuation for a 17.5-hour week.

Contact: Alexander Mills – Manager, Community Programs and Partnerships - 02 4974 5322

At CN we understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our organisation and highly encourage veterans to apply for suitable roles.

The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence, or a Registrable Person under the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000 to apply for these positions. Relevant criminal, Working With Children and prior employment checks, including relevant disciplinary proceedings, will be conducted on recommended candidates.


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