Library and Cultural Facility Leader

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Glenn Wardman, Cultural Experiences Regional Leader
Contact Number
T: 02 4921 0673 or E:
Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW


Library and Cultural Facility Leader

Permanent Full Time

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Lead progressive and innovative programs that educate and engage our community while combining your passions for creativity, learning and leadership.

  • Coordinate positive and engaging community experiences
  • Support a purpose-driven and passionate team
  • Enjoy work-life balance with a 9-day fortnight


Lake Macquarie City Council have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional with a passion for creativity, a love for people and experience leading business operations to manage creative and cultural engagement and programming, facility management and team leadership across a network of innovative library facilities within the Lake Macquarie area.   

As a member of the Arts, Culture & Tourism (ACT) Department at LMCC, the position works collaboratively with community and agency networks to manage the effective operation of multi-use libraries and cultural spaces. The role focuses on utilising these spaces to deliver effective audience engagement, including, but not limited to, contemporary and progressive outreach programming such as learning, literacy and creative experiences, workshops as well as collaborative experiences with internal and external groups. The role is also responsible for leading multi-disciplinary teams, facility and service management, operational-level financial reporting, achievement of operational targets and supporting community hire initiatives. Working collaboratively with internal teams and other community organisations, the role significantly contributes to the successful delivery of objectives within the Arts, Heritage and Cultural Plan.

The position is currently based at Cardiff Library and requires the flexibility to operate across the network of facilities within the Lake Macquarie local government area. The role operates on a 9-day fortnight including regular weekends, based on a roster spanning from Monday through to Sunday; 8.00am to 9.00pm. The position is internally referred to as Cultural Experiences Leader.

Please note: A full list of accountabilities is located within the attached Position Statement.


We are seeking enthusiastic and adaptable leaders who enjoy working with a diverse range of teams, audiences and technology in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Our ideal candidates have a strong passion for lifelong learning, exceptional customer service and empowering a strong team culture. We are seeking creative thinkers with a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Specifically, the following criteria applies to the position:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant sector (eg. Library & Information Studies, Arts Administration, Museum/Heritage Studies or similar).
  • Experience in managing facilities. Library or cultural facility management will be highly regarded.
  • Proven leadership experience supervising and developing diverse teams.
  • Project management experience will be highly regarded
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Drivers Licence


  • Remuneration package from $77,856 to $90,482 per annum plus industry-leading 12% superannuation
  • Annual pay reviews and pay increases apply in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement
  • 35-hour working week across a nine-day fortnight
  • long service leave after 5 years
  • education assistance
  • training and development opportunities
  • free parking within walking distance of work site
  • competitive corporate fitness program
  • laptop provided
  • access to pool cars
  • New contemporary work space with sit-stand desks, hot desking, collaboration spaces, café-style lunch spaces and coffee machines
  • Plus more!

We value your health and wellbeing and offer generous discounted gym memberships through our corporate fitness program starting from $4.50 per week for permanent and temporary staff, connect with colleagues through our social club, be inspired by regular wellbeing initiatives, annual flu vaccinations, and confidential support via our employee assistance (EAP) program.


When you join us, you are not only part of an organisation; you are part of a future that more than 210,000 Lake Macquarie residents depend on every day. To work here is to be connected. To be part of a true community who value creativity and collaboration, wellbeing and sustainability, opportunity and diversity. Together, we believe in shaping our own future - not waiting for it.

Lake Mac strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, refugees and people with disability. We understand the skills and attributes veterans can bring to our Council. To find out about options for adjustment within the recruitment process, please click here.


Position Statement

  • Applications close midnight, Sunday 11th December 2022. Interviews will take place early January 2023.
  • For enquiries related to the duties of the role, please contact Glenn Wardman, Cultural Experiences Regional Leader, on 02 4921 0673 or via email
  • If you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Catherine Khalil, Talent Acquisition Advisor on 02 0469 0042 or via email
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • To view the capability Framework – Role Profile relevant to this role, please click here.
  • To complete your online application, you will be asked to upload a copy of your resume and provide responses to questions which are based on the criteria listed in the Position Statement.
  • Please note that as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s recruitment process, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates may be subject to a medical assessment which may include alcohol and other drugs testing.
  • After the close date, a panel will assess all applications for suitability against the essential criteria for the position. Once completed, an interview, skills assessment or task and reference checks may be undertaken. All candidates will be notified of the outcome via the email address you supply as part of your application.

COVID-19 Candidate Update: Lake Macquarie City Council is committed to the health and safety of our valued customers, staff and community and are working in line with current public health orders and restrictions. Information is rapidly changing, and you will be updated throughout the recruitment process of any changes to the position or recruitment process, or if further information is required from you.