Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number
(07) 4044 3310
Cairns Regional Council, QLD



  • Position Title: Librarian - Edmonton
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
  • LocationEdmonton Library
  • Minimum Award/Classification: QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
  • Maximum Award/Classification: QLGO-Lev 4.4 - 36.25 h/w 
  • Roster Pattern:19 day month 

Reference Number: 13526

Salary Range: $73,192.58 - $78,176.92 per annum

Location: Cairns Qld - Various Library Branches

Applications Close: Sunday, 18 April 2021

Develop your career with Cairns Regional Council, an innovative employer that listens, respects and values your contribution.  We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn.  Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you! 

Looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can contribute to the on-going development and operations of our Library Services? Then don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of others!

We are now seeking a highly engaged and suitably qualified Librarian who has a passion for libraries and providing exceptional customer service to join our team now! 

Our ideal candidate will have appropriate qualifications in library and information studies coupled with excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated through your interactions with both work colleagues and customers, demonstrated experience in managing a library, excellent team management skills and the expertise to deliver an innovative best practice library service to the public.

Reporting to the Client Services Team Leader, the primary objectives of this position are:  

  • Support the Client Services Team Leader to ensure a consistently high standard of customer-focussed library services and resources are provided to the community.
  • Lead, support and deliver excellent front-of-house services and operations across various Library venues.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to build a high performing team that is results oriented. 

To be successful in this role you will require:  

  • Eligibility for professional (Associate) membership – AALIA of ALIA
  • ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in library and information studies; or
  • First degree in any discipline AND an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course.
  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence
  • A current Working with Children Check (Blue Card)
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to interpret, provide professional advice and apply library policies, practices and procedures to implement innovative library services, programs and solutions (including collections).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of technology and digital literacy with the ability to apply the relevant applications to a library environment.
  • Proven effective team management skills including time management, establishment of priorities and project management.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills including the ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively as a team member. 

How to Apply:

For a full listing of the Duties & Responsibilities please download a copy of the information kit

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa

Selection Criteria:

  • Essential: Do you have an ALIA accredited undergraduate (Bachelor) degree in Library and Information studies or first degree in any discipline and an ALIA recognised post-graduate (graduate diploma or masters) course?
  • Essential: Do you have or are you eligible to obtain a Working with Children - Blue Card?
  • Essential: Do you have a current C Class Drivers Licence (or above) or the ability to obtain?
  • Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?

Contact Person: Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team

Contact Number: (07) 4044 3310

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 18/04/2021

Position Description | Information Kit - Librarian CU048 #13526.pdf (available above under Document/s)

Application Guide: View Guide


Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.