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Children's & Youth Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cary Longman, Team Leader at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
Contact Number
Yarra City Council, VIC


Children's & Youth Librarian

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  • Job no: 495569
  • Work type: Full Time - Temporary
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Categories: Community

Children’s and Youth Librarian – Yarra Libraries 

Temporary Full Time from April 17th 2023, until April 16th, 2024 (Parental Leave Cover)

Band 5- $75,506.63 - $87,490.46 + super + RDO 

  • Supportive, friendly team that values growth and development.
  • Excellent employee benefits and competitive hourly rates
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative environment  

Yarra Libraries are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Children’s’ and Youth Services team. In this role, you will support the literacy needs of children by developing and delivering library services and programs. We're looking for someone who knows how early literacy develops and can confidently perform in front of large, diverse crowds, whilst maintaining strong, effective relationships with our community.  

We are a world-class public library service, who provide an inclusive and stimulating environment to our community. We encourage lifelong habits of learning and self-expression, nurture a love of reading, and help our library users meet their educational, informational and recreational needs. We aim to make a positive impact in the lives of our staff and community, and pride ourselves on our welcoming culture. 

The position is currently based at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library. The successful applicant will be expected to deliver required programs across all five library branches, at outreach events, and online. Regular customer service shifts, including weekends, are also expected. Certification as a 3A - Abecedarian Approach practitioner will be highly regarded, though training is offered.   

Yarra City Council is a dynamic, progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and continual progression. We aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives and continually improve service to the community.

For further information, see the position description or contact Cary Longman, Team Leader at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library on

Position Description: Children's and Youth Librarian - Position Description.pdf

Applications close Sunday 5th March at 11.55pm

To apply for this role, please upload your Resume, Cover Letter, and Key Selection Criteria. 

This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working with Children Check, evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination 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: 17 Feb 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Library Officer Technology

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Anne Spelman 
Contact Number
City of Parramatta Council, NSW


Library Officer Technology


  • Job Identification: 1129
  • Apply Before: 12/03/2023, 21:00
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Locations:  Phive Library


The City of Parramatta is going through unprecedented change and transformation as it becomes Sydney’s Central City. The intensity of growth and investment in City of Parramatta means that Council, their partners, and community have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the City’s future and ensure it is culturally, socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. 

About the role 

This position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing library systems and technologies ensuring they are fit for purpose and functioning optimally. Working collaboratively with all Library staff this role provides information, support and expert advice on library and related technologies and software. On a daily basis you will:

  • Prove first level support by assessing, prioritising and resolving or referring Library technology and related software requests and problems 
  • Administer, maintain and enhance Library applications and technology to provide high quality experiences and seamless service access for Library customers. 
  • Produce, review and maintain Library technology and related software procedures and operational manuals for use by Library staff.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Programs and Engagement team, the Library Customer Experience team and Council's ICT team to introduce and deliver new technologies to Library customers.

About You 

You will have an innate ability to communicate clearly in person, in writing and online and you will bring experience at working collaboratively with stakeholders to successfully deliver small and medium sized technology and systems projects 

You are familiar with the wide range of hardware and software products in use in public libraries and strive to ensure high quality customer experiences and seamless service access.

Your customer and solutions focussed approach extends to technology planning, and you identify and implement new-to-the-Library technology opportunities for the Parramatta community. 

You have a tertiary qualification in information science/librarianship, or a related discipline; or relevant demonstrable experience.

What’s on offer 

We are offering an attractive total remuneration from $78,860 to $86,866 plus superannuation.

In addition City of Parramatta also offer excellent employee benefits which include: 

  • A range of flexible work arrangements including hybrid WFH arrangements
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Access to Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Central Parramatta location (Public transport at our door, discounted parking)
  • Significant leave benefits (up to 12 days flexi-time, 3 additional leave days at Christmas, 15 days sick/personal leave, including 2 days health and wellbeing leave per year)
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing programs (Fitness Passport, Flu Shots)

Want to know more? 

Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the Position Description. 

Alternatively for a confidential discussion please email  Anne Spelman

How to apply 

Candidates MUST apply online and upload a current Resume and Cover Letter which describes your skills and experience providing technology and software support within a Library Environment. Applications close 9pm, on Sunday 12th of March 2023 and will not be accepted through any other medium.

The successful candidate is required to be vaccinated (at least 2 doses of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine) in accordance with Council's vaccination policy. Candidates may submit a medical contraindication for Council's consideration.

Prohibited persons as defined under the NSW Child Protection Act are not eligible to apply. A copy of a valid Working with Children Clearance must be presented at Interview. 

This position requires the preferred candidate to undergo a Criminal History Records check. A criminal history does not necessarily disqualify a prospective candidate from selection.  

The City of Parramatta supports a Drug and Alcohol-free working environment and employees may be subject to random testing as a result. 

Inclusion, Diversity and belonging lies at the heart of how we recruit at the City of Parramatta. We continue to commit to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experiences, and backgrounds. We invite candidates of all ages, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, women, veterans, LGBTIQA+ and other culturally diverse groups.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights in Australia to apply for this position.


Library Assistant Lending Services (part-time)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Therese Scott
Contact Number
T: 02 9978 4098  during business hours
Mosman Council, NSW




Library Assistant Lending Services (part-time)

  • Bring your excellent library customer service skills and have a real impact on the daily lives of our residents
  • Join the Barry O’Keefe Library team at a progressive lower north shore council
  • Part-time permanent opportunity, 13 hours/week
  • Total package for 13 hrs/week from $19,567 to $23,187 pa incl. super, plus travel support 
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Why Apply? 

Join us in creating a vibrant, progressive and sustainable community.

We are an innovative and progressive lower north shore Council with a rich history dating back to the 1890s and many heritage-listed sites. With an abundance of amenities and attractions, this area has something to offer everyone.  

We are a smaller Council, offering diverse and rewarding work. As a part-time Library Assistant Lending Services you will be part of a small but ambitious Council, supporting our greatest asset - our community. 

This role will provide you with the opportunity to utilise your customer service skills within library environment to provide high quality service and support to our Library customers.

Mosman Council have a close-knit culture, with networking encouraged to support all teams. 

Why You’ll Like Working Here  

At Mosman Council, we are committed to our community and its environment and provide our employees with the same level of commitment and care.

The Library has recently welcomed a new Library Services Manager to lead our busy and vibrant team.

The team you will join is welcoming and knowledgeable and ready to collaborate to continually improve our systems and processes.

We offer diverse and rewarding work, ongoing training and development opportunities, health and fitness subsidy, tertiary study assistance program, access to Fitness Passport offering discounted gym memberships, and genuine work-life balance.

Additionally, our staff have the opportunity to deliver on initiatives that have a tangible impact on the daily lives of residents.

We invite you to learn more about what Mosman Council has to offer. View the full list here. 

What You’ll Be Working On  

On a daily basis, you will provide a high quality customer service to the Library customers at the Library’s Customer Service Desk and ensure that Library items are processed efficiently.

You will be shelving and shelf-checking Library items, deal effectively with external stakeholders, including customer service requests, answering general and directional enquiries.

You’ll be comfortable handling EFTPOS transactions for overdue fines, sales and other payments, and assist with overseeing general tidiness of the Library.

The spread of hours for this position comprises evening shifts on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.30pm to 9.00pm and alternate Saturday and Sunday shifts from 9.30am to 4.00pm. 

What You’ll Bring to the Role 

You will be committed to providing high quality customer service and continuous improvement of Library services. Your proven ability to work effectively in a team, be organised and meet deadlines as well as a strong interest in libraries and information science will ensure your success in the role. Also, you will be proficient in using Windows and Microsoft 365 applications.

 In addition to the above, you will also hold a Higher School Certificate and a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate.

 The position is identified as a Child-Related position under the Commission of Children and Young People Act 1998 and the successful candidate is required to hold a valid Working With Children Check. 

How to Apply 

  • Apply now by completing the online application form below. Please note you can save your application and come back to it later. 
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria via an online questionnaire. You must answer all required field before you can submit your application. 
  • You will be asked to upload your Resume/CV and other documentation relevant to the position.  
  • All documents uploaded must be in Microsoft Word, PDF or JPEG format. 
  • For further information about the role, please contact Therese Scott on 02 9978 4098 during business hours for a confidential discussion or see the attached Position Description. 
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Mosman Council, 573 Military Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088.   

Applications close:    11.30pm, 5 March 2023 | Apply Now

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

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people

Librarian Children and Youth Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing
Contact Number
02 9330 6202
Georges River Council, NSW



Librarian Children and Youth Services

Job No: GR400156 | Location: Hurstville

About Our Council

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation with approximately 600 staff members. Our people are working to make the Georges River area an accessible, green, diverse and innovative community and economy. We are dedicated to providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture, helping protect our natural environment, and making our suburbs more liveable.

About the Team

Georges River Libraries are a place where people come together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences. It's a place where they can go to relax and escape, learn and be inspired. Our community can explore a range of books, manuscripts, photographs, films, maps and online resources as well as special objects our ‘Library of Things’. From digital cameras and musical instruments to international language books and unique local collections, you will discover a wide range of items to enjoy at the library. Our spaces are inviting, safe and accessible. From quiet reading rooms to busy media labs, making them ideal locations to discover, socialise and play. Our friendly team are on hand to help with any library and resourcing needs. Georges River Libraries are here to help inspire your world.  

The team is filled with talented and passionate individuals who are committed to working together and with the business to achieve its goals and objectives.  We take our values very seriously, and recognise our contributions benefit our people, and more broadly, the community. Our goal is to be the best at what we do and ensure Council is a great place to work.

About the Opportunity 

This role will contribute to delivering high quality programs and events, information and reader’s advisory services across the library service ensuring the strategic objectives of the organisation are achieved.

What we can offer you

  • Permanent, Full time - 70 hours per fortnight 
  • Full time equivalent salary from $75,395.80 - $87,357.41 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Flexible working arrangements including hybrid work arrangements, and flexible start and finish times
  • Additional Health and Wellbeing paid leave
  • Fitness Passport Program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Sponsored Study Program
  • Parental Leave and Support
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

What we're looking for

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated experience in library and information services, collection development and digital resources relevant to the needs of children and youth
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating effective and relevant library programs and events to children and youth to encourage literacy, creativity and lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the literacy needs of children and youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
  • High level customer focused approach to service delivery.
  • Demonstrated analytical, time management, organisational, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement Equity and Work Health and Safety principles.
  • Must be fully vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide Council with evidence of vaccination, or an accepted certified medical contraindication. Council reserves the right to confirm the validity of contraindications in accordance with NSW Health guidelines, and to direct a Worker to undertake an independent medical examination in relation to the issuance of a medical contraindication certificate.

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the Position Description essential criteria, 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.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing on 02 9330 6202.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing Date: 1 March 2023 at 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.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

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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Senior Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Donna Shaw, Acting Director Community Planning
Contact Number
T: (08) 9377 8011 or Email:
Town of Bassendean Council, WA


Senior Librarian

Closing Date:2-Mar-2023 12:00 AM

Full-time, permanent

Level 7, $87,641.64 to $92,621.99

The Town of Bassendean is a small local government that sits along the Derbarl Yerrigan on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. We employ around 150 staff in diverse teams of dedicated people who are committed to delivering a wide range of services to our community. The Town maintains strong connections to our residents and drives positive change. We strive to build a strong, liveable community for now and for the future. Although we are small in size, we are big in heart, connectedness and collaboration.

About the team

The Library and Information Services business unit is responsible for providing services and programs to meet the educational, information, cultural and recreational needs of the community.  We provide expertise in library and digital information services, strive for excellent customer service, and actively collaborate with other teams to achieve the Town’s priorities.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Community Development the Senior Librarian oversees the operations of the Library and Information Services to ensure a responsive, high quality and efficient service that is relevant to the needs of the Town and its residents.  The role is responsible for the supervision of Library staff and the development and implementation of policies, programs and plans that meet the needs of the community and the Town’s priorities.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent qualifications/ experience in Librarianship or similar discipline with eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (essential).
  • Experience in the supervision of staff and rostering to cover services.
  • Experience in developing policies, plans and programs in a similar service.
  • Current Working with Children Check (to be renewed every three years).

All Town of Bassendean staff demonstrate our corporate values of community, respect, connection, adaptability and accountability. 

To know more about us, click on : You Me & TOB

Salary and Benefits

This full-time, permanent position attracts a salary of $87,641.64 to $92,621.99 per annum plus superannuation.

The Town also offers up to 5% additional superannuation (conditions apply), 17.5% leave loading, free parking, ongoing training and professional development, and up to two additional leave days per calendar year.

Working Hours

The position is full-time, 38 hours per week.

The Town of Bassendean supports employees having access to flexible working arrangements to help them manage work and life responsibilities. As flexibility means different things to different people, the Town has a range of flexibility options that may be negotiated.

Would you like to know more?

Further information is available in the Employment Information Pack

For position related queries please contact Donna Shaw, Acting Director Community Planning on ph. (08) 9377 8011 or email

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the role in relation to the information in this advert and the position description to

Applications closes: Thursday 2 March 2023 at 11:59 pm

Luke Gibson
Chief Executive Officer (Interim) 

The Town of Bassendean is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace that is reflective of our diverse society. We are one team – collectively our differences strengthen our organisation and deliver great local government to our community. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds. 


Library Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cindy Derschow, Manager Libraries
Contact Number
(08) 9190 2223
Shire of Ashburton Council, WA


Library Officer

  •  Closing date: 23/02/2023 9:00 AM W. Australia Standard Time
  •  Location: Onslow
  •  Department: Libraries
  •  Compensation: Annual Salary (FT & PT pro-rata) AUD $60860.80 - $70491.20
  •  Employment type: Permanent Part-Time


Library Officer

Residential – Onslow | Part time

Starting salary $60,860.80 p.a. pro-rata negotiable, dependent on skills and experience.
Shire provided accommodation is not available for this role.

About the Position

We have an exciting opportunity for the role of Library Officer within the Community Development Directorate.

We are seeking an outgoing and organised person who likes working with people, including children, to join the team at the Onslow Library. This role is responsible for providing excellent customer service along with assisting in the provision of special programs at the library, and general administration duties.

Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and the ability to engage young people, as well as previous experience in customer service and/or administration. Experience working in a library would be highly regarded, however is not essential. The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of application for a Working With Children check prior to commencement, if not already held.

This role is available as a part-time opportunity with a minimum of 35 hours per fortnight with the roster being:

WK 1 and Wk 2: Monday and Tuesday 8.45am to 4.00pm, Wednesday 12.00pm to 4.00pm.

Additional hours may be required from time to time, in particular for leave coverage.

All terms and conditions are as per the Shire of Ashburton Enterprise Agreement 2022.

For further information regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact Cindy Derschow, Manager Libraries, on (08) 9190 2223.

Submitting your Application

Applications must be submitted online via the Shire of Ashburton website: by 9:00 AM Thursday, 23 February 2023.

Please note: Shortlisting may commence immediately.

The Shire of Ashburton is committed to diversity and strongly encourages candidates from different cultural, gender and age backgrounds to apply.

Please Note: Canvassing of Councillors or Shire Employees will disqualify. The successful applicant is required to obtain relevant police checks and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing employment. We strongly encourage candidates to apply for a National Police Check upon job application.

Job Application Package available under Documents above | Apply Here

Acting Branch Manager

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sarah Hopkins (Corporate Manager Customer Experience) or Chantell Harriss (Manager Branch Services)
Contact Number
T: (03) 9800 6405 or (03) 9800 6414.
Eastern Regional Libraries, VIC


Acting Branch Manager

Located at: Croydon Library

Classification: Band 6, Level A-C

  • Temporary position (Friday 10 March – Monday 4 December 2023)
  • Full-time – 38.0 hours per week (19-day month available)
  • $93,752 – $102,389 plus 10.5% Superannuation

About Eastern Regional Libraries (Your Library)

We are a regional library corporation providing services to Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges Councils. The library network consists of 13 branches, 3 Community Reading Rooms, the historic Miller’s Homestead and an outreach ‘Flexi’ service. We have an extensive digital collection and have developed a number of technological solutions that are industry leaders.

About the role

Croydon is one of two libraries in the City of Maroondah and is one of the busiest branches across Your Library, with around 500,000 loans and 230,000 visitors per year.

There are four regular storytimes each week supplemented by additional storytimes in Auslan and Chinese. There is a dedicated Technology Support Officer delivering one-to-one help sessions and overseeing staff training.

A vibrant program of events for adults includes regular special interest groups, literary programming, and social activities.

Supporting branch programming is the regional Digital Literacy team and Literacy Officer, focused on outreach to our communities.

Croydon library hosts a Customer Service desk operated by Council staff for Maroondah City Council.

About you

You will be an enthusiastic and energetic leader, with a passion for people and performance. You will need to provide the day-to-day management of your team and contribute to the strategic goals and direction of the organisation.

Management experience and library experience are preferred, but not mandatory.

This would be an excellent secondment opportunity. The successful candidate must have a Working with Children Check and undertake a Police check.

Please find here the Role Prospectus which includes the Position Description and Conditions of Employment.

How to apply

All applicants are required to read the Role Prospectus, and familiarise themselves with our Library Plan 2021-2025, prior to lodging their application.

Applications will only be accepted via email at Hard copy applications will not be considered.

Your application should include:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A separate document that addresses the Responsibilities outlined on page 2 of the Role Prospectus, including your view on how they can be achieved in line with our Library Plan 2021-2025.
  • A three-minute video that demonstrates your strengths, personality, and what you can bring to our organisation.

Applications that do not include all of these components may not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 26 February 2023.


Specific enquiries can be directed to:

  • Sarah Hopkins (Corporate Manager Customer Experience) on (03) 9800 6405 or
  • Chantell Harriss (Manager Branch Services) on (03) 9800 6414.

Team Leader Library Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Glen Norris, Manager Human Resources
Contact Number
(03) 5027 5027
Wentworth Shire Council, NSW



Team Leader Library Services – R2023/02

Full-time permanent position

Applications close: 4:00pm Monday 27 February 2023

Wentworth Shire Council is seeking a suitable and motivated individual for the position of Team Leader Library Services.

The Team Leader Library Services will provide an innovative, engaging and customer focused library service that are responsive to the needs and aspiration of the community. As the Team Leader Library Services, you will be developing a strong cohesive and enthusiastic team to provide a library service to the Shire.

Wentworth Shire Council offers a rewarding career with excellent working conditions and a positive team-focused culture. Take this opportunity to join our committed team which strives to make a difference within the community.

The position is subject to the satisfactory completion of a three-month probation period and has a commencing salary range between $75,394.77 and $81,191.92 plus 10.5% superannuation. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a fit for work assessment along with a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

Please read the Position Description and the application process of applying for positions with Wentworth Shire Council before submitting your application.

For further information on the position, contact Glen Norris, Manager Human Resources on (03) 5027 5027.


Library Circulation Clerk

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sheena Bell – Senior Branch Librarian
Contact Number
08 9394 5126
City of Armadale Council, WA



Library Circulation Clerk

Community Services | Customer Service/Call Centre, Information Management/Library, Local Government

Library Circulation Clerk

Community Services – Library and Heritage Services  

Permanent Part Time (18 hours per week)

Salary $53,769 - $65,289, pro rata inclusive of 15% loading (provided that you work a roster from Monday to Sunday) plus superannuation.

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Library Circulation Clerk.

The City of Armadale is seeking an outgoing, customer-focussed person to join the team at our libraries. This role is responsible for providing outstanding frontline service including assistance with digital resources.

You will be highly motivated, with excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with customers of all ages and cultures. Experience working in a library will be highly regarded, however is not essential.

In this role, some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Providing high quality customer service to library users
  • Supporting library users in accessing library resources and services
  • Assisting customers with library e-resources and technology
  • Undertaking general administration skills and library tasks

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • A great customer service attitude with the ability to assist all customers.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team.
  • A good level of computer skills, including using online resources.
  • The ability to work additional hours will be highly regarded.

About us

The City of Armadale is one of the fastest growing Local Governments in WA and is located just 40 minutes South East of the centre of Perth among scenic parks, hills and picturesque valleys. With cultural heritage and a unique community feel we are committed to a culture of safety, honesty, accountability, respect and professionalism.

Are you keen to work for a rapidly growing and diverse Local Government in WA that is undergoing an exciting period of change? Are you ready to apply your expertise, knowledge and skills to exciting new challenges?

If so, the City of Armadale team wants to work with you!

Culture & Benefits:

  • Additional Superannuation Matching up to 4.5%
  • An environment that is supportive, engaging, and highly interactive 

How to apply

Please visit our Careers page at and select the role.  After clicking the “Apply” button on the next page, please follow the prompts and submit your most up to date resume as well as a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.

The application process

Applications for this position will close at 4:00pm Tuesday 28 February 2023. If interested in this role you are highly encouraged to call Sheena Bell – Senior Branch Librarian on 08 9394 5126 for further information.

The City of Armadale is committed to creating a diverse workforce. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, such as Indigenous people, people with disabilities, or from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Attachments:Position Description - Library Circulation Clerk - December 2021.pdf


Library Assistant - Full Time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Liz Wilkinson, Senior Coordinator Library Operations
Contact Number
M: 0422 441 415
City of Ryde  Council, NSW


Library Assistant - Full Time

Job No: COR1125 | Location: Ryde, NSW

  • An exciting opportunity to be a part of a friendly and dynamic team
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Regular Rostered Days Off
  • Apply Now

About City Of Ryde 

The City of Ryde was recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards and is a progressive local Council, all centrally located only 12 kilometres from Sydney. We are home to Macquarie Park which is poised to become the fourth largest GDP producing centre in Australia by 2036. We also enjoy pristine riverfronts and bushland, world-class hospitals, and a leading University. Importantly, we are home to over 13,000 businesses and around 130,000 hard-working, compassionate, and enterprising people who rightly expect their Council to support their hopes and aspirations. With a diverse multicultural population, and the rapid growth of millennials and young professionals – by far our single largest demographic – we know our community is looking to our Council for authentic and strategic leadership to ensure the Ryde community continues to be provided with lifestyle and opportunity at their doorstep.

About our Libraries

The City of Ryde Library service comprises of five branches at Ryde, North Ryde, Eastwood, West Ryde and Gladesville as well as a significant online library. Our libraries are places of social inclusion where members of our community borrow items for leisure and lifelong learning, learn about new technology, participate in activities, attend children’s and adults’ programs. They are lively, busy places and serve a culturally diverse customer base.

About the Role

Library Assistants are our front line customer service staff and work in all areas of the library. They are passionate about giving back to the community. This is a significant role in the City of Ryde Library service providing valuable support to the Team Leader in regard to collection maintenance and team communication as well as a variety of tasks which range from assisting customers with library technology, Reader Advisory services, leading children’s activities such as story-time and after school activities and assisting in maintaining a safe, neat, welcoming library.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to gain a full time position in the Ryde Library team based at the central branch in Top Ryde Shopping Centre.

Please note that this position involves regular rostered evening shifts as well as a Saturday or Sunday shift approximately once per month. Full time team members participate in a rostered day off scheme gaining an RDO approximately once every 3 weeks

The core hours for this position are:

  • Monday 12.45 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 12.45 – 9pm
  • Wednesday 8.45 am – 5pm
  • Thursday 8.45 am – 5pm
  • Friday 8.45 am – 5pm

Your commencing rate of pay will be from between $57,054.93 - $59,708.64 p.a. plus superannuation, subject to your library qualifications and experience. Penalty rates for weekend shifts also apply.

About you

You will have exceptional customer service skills and enthusiasm to help our diverse range of public library users. 

In addition, you must have:

  • Completion of Library qualifications (minimum Certificate III in Library and Information Services) or equivalent substantial work experience in a library
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a library
  • Exceptional teamwork skills with proven experience to also work independently
  • Adaptable approach to tasks with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • An enthusiasm for technology and the ability to assist customers in the use of library technologies such as printing, scanning, use of online resources and apps

Note: This is a Child Related position and employment is subject to verification of the Working with Children Check status.

Culture & Benefits

  • Enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks for full time employees 
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly 
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave 
  • Grant days at Christmas 
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)

How to apply

We have a two stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of the below questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an in person interview. This is normally the final stage in the interview process. 

Please note you do not need a “password” to use our on-line application system. In addition to answering the on-line questions shown below, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process.  Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria. 

If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or call Liz Wilkinson, Senior Coordinator Library Operations on 0422 441 415 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11:30pm | APPLY NOW!

Please note: In line with Council’s COVID Safe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety

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