Community Engagement Librarian - Re advertised

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Dubbo Libraries Coordinator
Contact Number
(02) 6801 4513
Dubbo Regional Council, NSW


Community Engagement Librarian - Re advertised

Job No: DRC864 | Location: Dubbo


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our Employee Value Proposition was developed with input from our employees. Our employees expressed how they feel working at DRC, highlighting some of the reasons they think working with us is a positive experience and what makes them stay.

That is how We Are DRC was created.

Here at DRC we are:

  • Balanced
  • Equipped
  • Connected
  • Progressive


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.


In the role of Community Engagement Librarian you will be responsible for the provision of high quality customer service.  You will be responsible for the development and delivery of programs, events and community outreach initiatives that enhance community engagement, life-long learning and cultural aspirations.


  • Proactively participate and contribute to the development of the library service objectives and identified outcomes.
  • Contribute to the development of stakeholder relationships with community organisations, agencies and groups including formal and informal education providers.
  • Model, promote and support leadership, decision making and problem solving through planning, coaching and developing staff.


  • Degree in Library and Information Science with eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply community engagement principles in the development and delivery of library programs, events and activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, developing and motivating a small team in the delivery of library services that enhance community outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of technology applications to improve delivery of library services and engagement.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to plan, implement and deliver programs and events.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


You will be a highly motivated library professional with a passion for serving the community.  You will have previous experience in delivering community based library and information services and programs.  You will have previous experience leading a small team and will enjoy working with a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve excellence in the delivery of library services.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $84,957 - $98,734 per annum plus superannuation.  

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 16 August 2021

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Councils Dubbo Libraries Coordinator - (02) 6801 4513


  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your online application you cannot save it and return to it later.  We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you're ready.
  4. All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder.)


Young People’s Services Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
City of Rockingham, WA


Young People’s Services Librarian

  • Applications Close: 10/08/2021 4:00 PM
  • Location: Administration Building
  • Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Fixed term for up to one year, parental leave | Full-time (average of 38 hours per week)

Based at the Rockingham Central Library you will provide library services to the community, ensuring all available services are provided to children and young people, and contribute to the efficient operation of the Library as a whole.

To be the successful candidate, you will have experience in a customer focussed environment and are able to communicate effectively with children, youth and their parents. You have demonstrated skills in problem solving and time management and are able to demonstrate these skills along with your ability to use initiative.

You have proven experience in planning, promoting and organising events and programs, particularly with a community focus. You work well in a team environment and are able to establish and maintain positive work relationships with different government authorities, education institutions and individual stakeholders. You have a passion for increasing literacy among children and young people, and for promoting library services and resources to residents.

You possess a tertiary qualification in library services and/or early childhood education. A ‘C’ class driver’s licence and use of own vehicle is essential as in this role you will be required to drive between the City’s libraries.

To be considered for this role, you must address the following selection criteria as part of your online application:

  1. Tertiary qualification in Librarianship/and or Early Childhood Education (eligibility for Associate Membership of Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)).
  2. Demonstrated initiative and problem solving and time management skills.
  3. Ability to work in a team environment.
  4. Experience in a field of Young People’s Services, library services or early childhood education including planning promoting and implementing community programmes and events.
  5. Knowledge of services to children and youth and the ability to communicate and relate effectively with children, youth and their parents.
  6. Well developed technology skills including audio-visual equipment and proven capacity to operate a variety of computer programs and applications including social media tools.
  7. High level of customer service delivery.

We are offering a gross cash salary of $72,077 per annum

We value our employees and offer:

  • 11% plus the opportunity to co-contribute
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programmes
  • Flexible working arrangements, including rostered days off and two additional paid days of absence per annum
  • Training and development opportunities including paid study leave and study fees

An information package is available on our website.   

Applications will be accepted until 4pm, Tuesday 10 August 2021.

The City of Rockingham encourages candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability and people who speak a first language other than English.

Attachments:Information Pack - Young People\'s Services Librarian - July 2021.pdf


Library Services Manager

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Human Resources Manager Bev Jones
Contact Number
08 9622 6100
Shire of Northam, WA


Library Services Manager

  • Shire of Northam
  • $70,000 - $74,999
  • Full Time 


The successful applicant will have:

  • Knowledge & experience in the management & delivery of library services, programs & collections
  • Thorough knowledge of public library practices & procedures
  • Eligibility for Associate membership of the Australian Library & Information Association
  • Proven people management & supervisory experience in a public library or similar environment
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills

What we offer you:

  • Work in a heritage-listed, award-winning Brutalist building
  • Generous subsidised superannuation
  • 9-day fortnight and flexible working conditions to suit your lifestyle
  • Ongoing Health and Wellbeing program

The position description and application form can be accessed via the Shire of Northam website or above under Document/s.

Alternatively, apply here via the online form here

For further information contact Human Resources Manager Bev Jones on 08 9622 6100.

Closing Date: Friday 6th August 2021

The Shire of Northam is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, impairment, age or veteran status. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have legal entitlement to work permanently in Australia

Team Member Local & Family History

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Helen Mavropodis (Team Leader Adult Programs
Contact Number
(02) 9707 9709
Canterbury Bankstown City Council, NSW



Team Member Local & Family History

  • Flexible- Full Time or Part Time opportunity
  • Work for an Employer of Choice who value their staff
  • Located in the city of Canterbury/Bankstown

We are currently seeking a Team Member to join the Adult Programs team to specialise in Local and Family History. 

Whilst this position will be located at the Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre, you may need to work at other locations as required.

We will consider this position to be a Full Time or Part Time opportunity depending on the successful applicant. 

The Role:

To assist the Local & Family History Technical Specialists to plan, develop and deliver Local & Family History services, programs, projects and activities relevant to the Canterbury Bankstown Local Government Area.


  • Assist the Team Leader Adult Programs and Local & Family History Technical Specialists in providing Local & Family History services and collections
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs related to Local & Family History
  • Train library users and staff in the effective use of relevant Local & Family History information tools and technologies
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of Local & Family History collections
  • Promote and encourage an interest in, and appreciation of, Local & Family History through presentations, activities, exhibitions, displays and publications, including partnerships with relevant institutions and groups

*Please refer to the position description for a full list of duties

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Eligible for membership of Australian Library and Information Association or qualifications or experience relevant to Local & Family History
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to delivering quality customer service
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Local & Family History collections and services. 
  • Knowledge and experience of databases, digital platforms and electronic resources relevant to history, community and related areas. 
  • Proven and well-developed research skills. 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal), including high level English skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment, providing a positive, professional and co-operative approach to working with others.

The starting salary for this position is $63,205 (Grade D, Step 1) plus 10% Super. 
What’s in it for you?

  • Opportunity to earn additional time off (Only applicable for the FT position) 
  • Access to Health and Wellbeing Programs 
  • Access to Training and Development Opportunities 
  • Work for an organisation who truly value our people

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted online by clicking the 'Apply Now' button below and creating login using your email address.

When submitting your application, make sure to address the Essential Criteria mentioned in the below Position Description in your covering letter.

Click on the link below to access salary information for all steps within the designated Grade.

Please note: Successful applicants may be required to undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children check in accordance with the position.

We pride ourselves on being a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome, and value the unique contributions of all people. We encourage people with a disability or culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close at 11:59pm, Thursday 5 August 2021. 

For more information, please contact Helen Mavropodis (Team Leader Adult Programs) on (02) 9707 9709. 

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Team Leader Library Operations, Digital and Collections Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jane Stronach
Contact Number
(07) 5475 8928 - during business hours
Sunshine Coast Council, QLD



Team Leader Library Operations, Digital and Collections Services

Category:  Arts, Heritage & Libraries | Work Type:  Permanent Full-time

  • $97K - $103K Total Remuneration Package
  • Location: Cotton Tree
  • Vacancy No: 1410

Applications close: Monday, 9 August 2021, 11:59pm

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.

With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.

About the Role

In a region striving to be Healthy, Smart and Creative, it is necessary for services to facilitate this vision. Our Arts, Heritage and Libraries Branch actively provides a Community Service which educates and advocates for creativity. The Team Leader, Library Operations, Digital and Collection Services is an exciting leadership position supporting the Coordinator Library Services. The Team Leader Operations will lead and manage a region-wide programme to develop and transform library services, and enable the active participation of all areas of Libraries in service development and continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will oversee core service delivery across the Sunshine Coast Library network including eight libraries and two mobile and outreach services.  The position also leads the Digital Services and Collections Services teams which provide service wide network and IT services and look after the procurement, selection and integration of all physical and eResources for customer use.

In an average day, as a member of the leadership team, you will provide region-wide leadership and management for key library projects and activities including:

  • The development of internal and external partnerships, networks and communications which transform library service delivery and drive business improvement
  • The delivery of strategic goals that achieve library network transformation
  • Oversight of the management of libraries’ budget and support for staff with operational budget responsibilities

About you

A natural leader, you will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior level in a Library environment, and Tertiary qualifications in Library Science, Community Development, Management or similar fields. You will be a successful driver of change with outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills in the areas of leadership, project delivery, continuous improvement, building teams and consultation. Your ability to effectively apply soft skills to resolve staff and customer issues and meet changing needs is pivotal to this position. Additionally, your verbal and written communication skills are highly developed enabling you to to prepare reports, planning documents and presentations with demonstrated aptitude in the use of relevant computer applications.

Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and committed workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • 9-day fortnight - to support your enjoyment of the lifestyle benefits Sunshine Coast has to offer.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Pay you 17.5% loading when taking annual leave
    (4 weeks entitlement per year)

How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements in the position profile. Keep the key responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria; and
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.

Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.

Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.

To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2021-2025.

For specific enquiries contact Jane Stronach during business hours on (07) 5475 8928.

Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.

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Team Leader Library Marketing and Digital Branch

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Heidi Pettersen, Coordinator Service Activation
Contact Number
(03) 9932 3006
Hobsons Bay City Council, VIC


Team Leader Library Marketing and Digital Branch

  • Reference Number: 11883
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term Full Time
  • Department: Community Learning and Service Centres
  • Location: Local Government Admin - Corporate Centre
  • Enterprise Agreement: Hobsons Bay City Council Enterprise Agreement - 35 - Band 6
  • Salary: $87,914 - $97,050 (+ 10% super & RDO)
  • Hours per Week: 35
  • Applications close at 11.30pm Sunday, 1 August 2021

Position Summary

Team Leader Library Marketing and Digital Branch 

Fixed Term Full Time (12 months parental leave cover) 35 hours per week

Band 6 $87,914 - $97,050 (+ 10% super & RDO)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to backfill the Team Leader Library Marketing and Digital Branch in the Community Learning and Service Centres Department in a parental leave replacement role.

If you are experienced in a marketing or communications role, and can provide excellent front-facing customer service, this could be the role for you.

Applicants will be:  

  • experienced in the development of websites and digital communications channels
  • able to lead the production and distribution of high-quality communications
  • able to plan, implement and evaluate innovative community communications and marketing products within agreed budgets and timeframes
  • an excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with the ability to produce high level reports and presentations

A copy of the position description can be obtained by using the download feature below or by contacting our Customer Service team on 1300 179 944. For further information please contact Heidi Pettersen, Coordinator Service Activation on (03) 9932 3006.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your suitability to the role and an updated resume. Applications close at 11.30pm Sunday, 1 August 2021.

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 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: 01/08/2021

Position Description available for download above under Document\s

Application Guide (PDF): View Guide


Team Leader Sunbury Library

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Amanda Forde
Contact Number
0428 864 392
Hume City Council, VIC


Team Leader Sunbury Library (100404)

Broadmeadows, Australia | Reference: 5574737

*$89,704 pa (Band 6), plus super *Permanent full time

Hume Libraries has an exciting opportunity for an experienced librarian/team leader to lead the Sunbury Library team. If you are a motivational leader with a passion for high quality library service provision coupled with a keen interest in community development, this may be the role for you. You will

  • Under the direction of the Coordinator Library Programs and People, coordinate and manage the operations of the Sunbury and Tullamarine Libraries ensuring the delivery of all localised library services are high quality, high performing, relevant and responsive to the needs of the local communities;
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of library and learning activities for the Sunbury and Tullamarine communities with a whole of service outlook;
  • Collaborate with all members of the Library Management Team on the effective functioning and integration of technology, collections and promotions for the Sunbury and Tullamarine Libraries with a whole of service outlook.

Key Skills

  • Tertiary qualifications ensuring eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association and experience in public library operations, service delivery and library management systems;
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for working in modern public libraries and a demonstrated understanding of their role in the community;
  • Relevant experience in the management of library teams, including active supervision;
  • Proficiency in the use of all current library management systems, RFID technology, computer applications and software, electronic resources and digital devices.

Company Profile

Hume City Council is a leader in local government and is recognised for its innovation, initiative, leadership, service, quality and support for its people.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion and the principles of gender equality.

Our Council recognises the value of the diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians.

We have zero tolerance for child abuse and adhere to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. Our people are required to observe child safe requirements and support the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Our strong commitment to social justice and the environment provides opportunities for employees to participate in various programs.

We offer flexible work arrangements and a range of other employee benefits to support employee's work life balance.

For further information please view position description or contact Amanda Forde on 0428 864 392.

Applications Close: 03 August 2021

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Library Customer Service Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Michael Smith, Team Leader Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre
Contact Number
(03) 9243 1943
Moonee Valley City Council, VIC


Library Customer Service Officer

  • Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
  • Directorate: Service Delivery
  • Department: Community Development
  • Location: Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre
  • Banding: LIB3A-LIB3E
  • Salary: $34.18 to $37.66

Position Summary

Library Customer Service Officer

Reference number: 13616

Closing date: 11:45pm, Sunday 25 July 2021

  • Permanent Part-Time Position
  • 12.25 hours per week, working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Salary commencing at $34.18 per hour plus 10% superannuation, commensurate with experience
  • Work as part of Council’s Libraries and Learning team

About Moonee Valley City Council Libraries

Moonee Valley City Council provides library services at five locations across the municipality: Ascot Vale Library, Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, Flemington Library, Niddrie Library and Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds).

Services include availability and loans of books and other materials, collection management, information provision, access to computers and the internet, online services and events and marketing.

The Opportunity

This position will see you working as part of Council’s Libraries and Learning team providing excellent service to the users of our libraries, ensuring our community has access to information, learning and leisure in a socially inclusive environment.


  • Monday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am – 12:15pm


  • Provide prompt, accurate, courteous and consistent customer services to all users of Council libraries;
  • Undertake library tasks including; placing reservations, joining new members, assisting with room, equipment and event bookings and more;
  • Assist customers in the use of equipment and technology, such as; computers, photocopiers, wireless internet access, library apps, eBooks and mobile devices;
  • Ensuring the presentation of the library is inviting and tidy.

Skills & Experience

  • Satisfactory completion of secondary schooling;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, with the ability to deliver library services;
  • Well-developed IT skills, including an understanding of computer and mobile technologies and the online environment;
  • Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Current Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain.


At Moonee Valley City Council, we provide a number of benefits to our valued employees including:

  • Flexible work opportunities
  • Local Government Employees Health Plan
  • Novated vehicle leasing
  • Employee assistance programs / phone or in person counselling services

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through our online system and should be in line with the Moonee Valley City Council Application Guide found at the bottom of the advertisement. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not be considered.

For further information, please view the Position Description or contact Michael Smith, Team Leader Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre on (03) 9243 1943.

Our Culture of Inclusion

If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience and application for this position.

We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services and our community. With a focus on inclusion, accessibility and flexibility, we'll support you at every stage of your career. We recognise the importance of balance and embrace work agility, understanding that this means different things to each and every one of our employees.

Moonee Valley City Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer and we value diversity and encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people of any age or gender, people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQA+) and people with disability. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email or call (03) 9243 1122.

Selection Criteria

  • Essential: Satisfactory completion of secondary schooling.
  • Essential: Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Essential: Well developed IT skills, including an understanding of computer and mobile technologies and the online environment.
  • Essential: Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Essential: Ability to deliver library services.
  • Essential: Well developed organisational and time management skills.
  • Essential: Current Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain.

Contact Person: Michael Smith

Contact Number: (03) 9243 1943

Alternate Contact Person: Nicola Klein

Alternate Contact Number: (03) 9243 1919

Closing Date: 25/07/2021

Position Description: available for download under Document/s above

Application Guide: View Guide


Head of Library & Cultural Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Gail Bowman, Chief of Community Services
Contact Number
(08) 9411 3500
City of Cockburn, WA


Head of Library & Cultural Services

About the Organisation

The City of Cockburn recently embarked on an organisational transformation journey, with the purpose to elevate the City’s current good standing in delivering outstanding service to the Cockburn community in a more progressive and contemporary delivery model, to achieve our vision of “Cockburn, the best place to be”

  • 5 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Free Cockburn ARC membership and Wellness programs 

The Position

The City has an opportunity for a Head of Library & Cultural Services to provide collaborative and strategic leadership to the Library and Cultural Services team.

Reporting to the Chief of Community Services you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team contributing to the needs of the community and the City’s goals, vision and purpose.

You will provide strategic leadership and management in all aspects of library and cultural services through your leadership of a multi-disciplinary team encompassing the City’s three libraries, community events, arts and culture and local heritage.

About You

You will have experience at a similar senior management level with the ability to lead, motivate, engage and communicate effectively to work with staff and the community.  You will provide inspirational and strategic leadership to the organisation with the proven capability to develop, motivate and empower your teams and foster a strong and inclusive culture.   

As an experienced, innovative leader you will have outstanding interpersonal, engagement and analytical skills which compliment your ability to translate strategy

Salary: An attractive salary package is on offer depending on experience and qualifications.

Further information contact: Gail Bowman, Chief of Community Services on (08) 9411 3500.

To apply: Please read the attached position description and selection criteria for a full understanding of the role before applying.

Then, please prepare a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience, skills and behaviours make you a suitable candidate, and attach a current resume.

Online applications must be made via the City’s employment webpage at  and clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Close Date: Monday, 2 August 2021 at 5pm.

Emailed or late applications will not be accepted.

The City of Cockburn reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.

Attachments: Position Description - Head of Library and Cultural Services.pdf


Shire Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Bellingen Shire Council, NSW


Shire Librarian

Bellingen Shire Council - Full Time Role

Bellingen, Australia | Reference: 5576090

Bellingen Shire Council is looking to appoint a Shire Librarian to develop and deliver a quality and innovative library service which meets current and future trends informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of the Bellingen Shire community and users in accordance with Council's objectives and within the Clarence Regional Library.

You will be required to monitor industry trends and demographic changes to ensure the strategic development of the library service to meet anticipated needs of the emerging community, while effectively utilising available technology to ensure rapid and relevant delivery of services to a wide client base.

Provide effective leadership to develop and manage the Shire's libraries, shared library services and library staff to achieve appropriate, efficient, and effective delivery of services.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A degree in library and information management or related qualification together with proven experience in the field; or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing delivery of library services and programs, particularly in a public library environment
  • Understanding of emerging technologies, trends and standards related to delivery of library and collection management experience
  • Class C Driver's Licence or equivalent
  • Proven ability to lead and develop staff through performance coaching and mentoring
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills enabling effective relationship building, collaborative approaches, and partnership development
  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision-making skills, as well as high initiative, including ability to initiate and respond effectively to change
  • Demonstrated project management experience including the development of proposals, project oversight and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and understanding of financial systems and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the public library industry, service trends and the role of public libraries in community development
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in library management systems, internet, social media, mobile devices, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Knowledge and competence in current manual handling techniques, risk management and WHS principles

What we will offer you:

  • Great supportive team in Beautiful Bellingen Shire
  • Salary between $61,998 and $70,647 plus super - depending on experience
  • 19 day work month (RDO)
  • Autonomy to own the role
  • EAP as well as other staff supports

If this sounds like you, please apply by attaching a covering letter as well as a current resume. Position Description to review is attached.

Applications Close: 08 August 2021


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