Community History Project Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Bobbi Mayne - Manager Customer Experience
Contact Number
0421 706 005
Bayside Council, NSW


Community History Project Officer

Deadline: Wednesday 16 September 2020

At Bayside Council, we are committed to a positive, flexible and supportive workplace culture, where our people and customers feel respected and valued. We are proud to serve our community through operating with transparency, integrity and in the best interests of the Bayside community to deliver exceptional service.

A fantastic opportunity is open for a suitably qualified specialist to be permanently employed (35hrs/week) on a fixed term of up to 12 months to review and harmonise Bayside Council’s community history collection (physical and digital).

Purpose of the Role

The City Life directorate delivers personalised and public services to enhance community life, including family, aged, leisure and cultural services.

The position will be responsible for providing community history collection management and project management services to lead the review and harmonisation of Bayside Council’s Community History Collection. Key deliverables include;

  • Develop and manage and conduct a full audit of Bayside’s community history collection (physical and digital), which includes assessing, ordering and relocating materials from different facilities
  • Establish Governance Framework including Community History Collection Policy, Guidelines, management structure and Naming Conventions in accordance with industry standards
  • Develop Community History Digitalisation strategy, guidelines and action plan
  • Research and identify storage options for physical archives, and a harmonised solution for storing and accessing digitised material

Key Relationships

This position will report directly to the Manager Customer Experience and will work in collaboration with the Coordinator Customer Experience, Community History Librarian and other key stakeholders to achieve key project deliverables.

Essential Requirements

  • University qualifications recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association and/or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering similar projects of similar scale
  • Demonstrated experience in community history collection archiving and preservation management systems (physical and digital)
  • Demonstrated experience in Project Management (Qualifications in Project Management is preferable but not essential)
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of library technology systems and solutions and its relationship with other Council solutions
  • Current Driver’s Licence Class C and/or willingness to travel between Bayside facilities

What Can We Offer You?

As an employer, Bayside Council offers a flexible and family-friendly working environment supported by a generous and tangible reward and recognition program with ongoing training and development opportunities.

Apply Now

Prior to applying for this position, please take the time to read the job description.

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (max 3 pages) and a covering letter (max 2 pages), outlining how your skills and experience meet the focus competencies, key accountabilities and challenges of the role and how you espouse Bayside Council Values.

Applications must be submitted by mail to Bayside Council, PO Box 21, Rockdale NSW 2216 or email to

Deadline: Wednesday 16 September 2020

EnquiriesBobbi Mayne - Manager Customer Experience directly on 0421 706 005