Branch Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Nathaniel Ola-Roberts
Contact Number
(02) 9839 6617
Blacktown City Council, NSW



Branch Librarian

Job No: BC1562 | Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 48 residential suburbs, and population of 395,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest Council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 550,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing Councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

About the opportunity

Blacktown City Libraries has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Librarian to join the team in the delivery of effective customer service.

Reporting to Customer Services Coordinator, you will work as a team member to provide effective customer focused library service to the community, work cooperatively with other Branch Librarians and teams to deliver relevant outreach programs and activities.

You will also be a proficient user of current technologies, and be innovative. 

Qualifications and experience


  • Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent as recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • Eligible for professional membership of ALIA
  • Previous library experience.


  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in both a team and independently
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Relevant computer skills, including experience in the use of electronic and online resources
  • Availability to work flexible working hours, including evenings and weekends as rostered
  • Experience in library promotional activities
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Experience in cash handling
  • Experience in library relocation and/or refurbishment
  • First aid certification
  • Ability to speak a community language
  • Current Class ‘C’ driver’s licence.

Remuneration and benefits
The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • A competitive salary range of $1,265.50 - $1,417.40 (Grade 8) per week will be offered based on skills, qualifications and experience
  • 35 hour working week
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 9.5% employer superannuation contribution payable to the Local Government Superannuation Scheme, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random tests, tests where there may be reasonable suspicion and / or post reportable incident testing for Council workers.

Position description 

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  1. Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach. 
  2. Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging-out' of the system.
  3. Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

Closing Date:           28 August 2020     

Contact Officer:       Nathaniel Ola-Roberts on (02) 9839 6617