Coordinator Community Programs & Collections

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Keryl Collard
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Maitland City Council, NSW


Coordinator Community Programs & Collections

Are you looking for a new and exciting leadership opportunity? We are currently seeking a Coordinator Community Programs & Collections to support our Libraries and Learning department.

Maitland is a dynamic city, conveniently situated in the Hunter Valley, just a 30 minute drive from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney. Maitland’s liveability and employment opportunities have driven commercial investment and residential growth with over 90,000 residents expected to call Maitland home by 2023. We encourage our staff to actively engage with the community, create positive change and continuously improve our processes.

About the role

A new strategic direction for Maitland Libraries has resulted in several new exciting leadership roles on offer! We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and growing our reputation.

The newly created Coordinator Community Programs and Collections role will support the Manager Libraries and Learning through leading the development and delivery of world class library programs and collections for the Maitland community.

The Coordinator Community Programs and Collections will lead a team of specialists in delivering a rich calendar of learning programs, exemplary collections and best practice local heritage and research services in step with community interests and priorities.

This role will support the growth and sustainability of library program and collection initiatives through facilitating partnerships and connections with community, cultural and learning organisations.


Working as part of the Libraries and Learning team, you will expand the library’s engagement with the community through program and collection development.

This is a hands-on leadership role that requires both the ability to work at operational and strategic levels.   Through your leadership and collaborative approach, you will make a significant contribution to the delivery of the vision and ambition of Maitland Libraries, helping to position the library as the community’s centre for learning.

You are the type of person who enjoys collaborating and creating connections with the community, stakeholders and staff. You have a strong community focus and you are recognised by your ability to build relationships to effectively deliver on outcomes.

You are energetic, passionate and thoughtful, understanding the role of programs and collections in the intellectual engagement and cultural enrichment of our local community.


This is a permanent full time position with a salary range of $91,383 - $101,435 per year based on demonstrated competencies + 9.5% p.a. super.

Council also offers a range of other benefits for its employees, including:

  • Council supports the balance between work and life
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Fitness Passport
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy Employee Program
  • Long service leave after 5 years


If after reading the role charter you have any questions, contact Keryl Collard on 0408963529.

Applications close: Monday 21 September 2020

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, employment history checks (past 5 years), psychometric testing or a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.

 Role Charter PDF 179.18 KB

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