Play a role in promoting a continual learning culture!
Permanent Part-time | Closing: Thu, 1 February 2024
$73K – $79K Total Remuneration Package (pro-rata)
$65K – $70K Base Salary (pro-rata)
Location: Maleny Library
Vacancy No: 4693
Permanent - Part time
Applications close: Wednesday, 31 January 2024 11:59pm AEST | APPLY
Why work with us?
At Council, we’re proud of our region. We collaborate with community to achieve truly sustainable outcomes, enhance our enviable lifestyle, and create award-winning places and spaces that are uniquely Sunshine Coast. So, if you love it here as much as we do, and you want to shape our region for the future – you’ll want to join our team!
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
Arts, Heritage and Libraries branch role is to enrich the lives of residents and visitors by providing arts and cultural leadership, opportunities, knowledge, development, connections and experience.
We are seeking a Library Officer to help drive the essential day-to-day operations of the library, to deliver outstanding service to customers, champion all library services and resources, and contribute to the development and continuous improvement of Sunshine Coast Libraries.
Key duties include:
- Provide outstanding customer service to Sunshine Coast Council Libraries customers.
- Provide support and guidance to other employees and volunteers engaged in learning opportunities such as familiarisation with the library management system, library catalogue and other business processes and procedures.
- Promote and deliver a range of library programs including story time, lifelong learning sessions, technology sessions, outreach and events.
- Assist with the retail presentation of libraries ensuring they remain fresh and modern looking places
- Perform library duties such as shelving, issues, returns and collection maintenance.
If you’re the right person for this role, you’ll love working with people, be exceptionally customer focussed and thrive in a constantly changing and dynamic environment.
You are someone who can provide guidance and support to our community, and are genuinely passionate about library services, reading and literature.
As a minimum requirement of this role, you will have:
- A Certificate III in Library and Information Services or equivalent qualification/experience.
- Enthusiasm surrounding new technology, including the ability learn quickly and willingness to teach others.
- Highly developed communication skills, including the ability to engage with people of all different ages and backgrounds.
- Ability to present engaging group sessions to adults, and young people and families.
- A commitment to continuous learning, innovative thinking and flexibility.
Essential to your success is physical agility and the level of fitness, strength and dexterity to stand for extended periods and to carry out frequent lifting, pushing and bending. As such, appointment to this position is subject to completion of a pre-employment medical assessment.
Our Culture & Employee Benefits
Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits and working styles to suit you:
- Wellbeing: Your wellbeing is important to us therefore we offer a number of different initiatives such as discounted health related memberships, fitness passport, employee assistance program and development opportunities.
- Flexibility: We know it is important to balance life and work, therefore we offer flexible working including a 9-day fortnight and a hybrid WFH model that help you be your best.
- Extras: Those extras make a difference therefore we offer salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation, smartphones and devices. We also pay you 17.5% leave loading and generous Superannuation where council will contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution.
How to apply
Your written application should include:
- A 1-2 page cover letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the mandatory and desirable requirements on 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 Now’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.
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 2023-2027.
For specific enquiries contact Amanda Kennedy during business hours on (07) 5435 3104.
We're working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Recruitment Team firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Sunshine Coast Council, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background including First Nations, disability, religion and sexual orientation. To deliver the best service to our region we want a workforce that reflects the diverse community that we serve. Sunshine Coast Council strongly encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.