Library Assistant Cowra

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Vicky Prestwidge
Contact Number
(02) 6393 8130
Orange City Council, NSW


Library Assistant Cowra

  • Posted: 09/07/2020
  • Closing Date: 26/07/2020
  • Job Type: Casual
  • Location: Orange City Council
  • Job Category: Community Services and Development

We are seeking expressions of interest for Casual and Part-time staff.

Hourly Wage: 

  • Part Time - $25.63 - $27.94 (working 17 hours a week)
  • Casual - $32.04 – $34.92 (this includes casual loading)

(plus allowances and superannuation)

View the full Position Description by clicking HERE

About Central West Libraries           

Central West Libraries is a regional library service located on the Central Tablelands and Western Slopes of New South Wales. Established in 1958 the Library encompasses the Local Government areas of Orange, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra and Forbes. There are branches at Blayney, Canowindra, Cowra, Forbes, Manildra, Molong and Orange. The Library’s support and administrative units are located in the Orange City Library building. Orange City Council is the administrative and employing Council for Central West Libraries


In your role as Library Assistant in our Cowra Branch you will provide high quality, customer focussed readers’ services including:

  • Providing lending and basic information services to library patrons
  • Providing reader’s advisory and reference services to library patrons
  • Operating the Library Management System (LMS) for circulation and enquiry functions
  • Assisting patrons to use IT resources and applications
  • Shelving and tidying resources accurately
  • Taking payments and ensuring accurate cash handling

A full list of responsibilities can be found in the Position Description.


  • Previous library experience is desirable
  • Well-developed communication skills both verbal and written including the capacity to interact with all levels of staff and the community while maintaining effective customer service and relationship management
  • Digital literacy skills in the use of a variety of technology including applications and systems used within libraries
  • Ability and availability to work within a roster which may include evenings and weekends
  • A love of reading

So what do you need?

To be successful in this role you will need a current NSW Class C Drivers Licence as well as the ability to achieve a satisfactory criminal background check and Working With Children Check (or ability to obtain before starting).

To apply, please click Apply. A cover letter is not required, however, there are screening questions that must be answered to apply for the position. You can also save and return to your job application at any time prior to the closing date.

If you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Vicky Prestwidge on (02) 6393 8130.

Applications close Sunday 26 July 2020

Please note:

  • We only accept applications through the Orange City Council website. Applications submitted through 3rd parties such as Indeed will not be accepted.
  • Where additional candidates are found suitable from this round of recruitment a talent list or pool may be created for filling any similar permanent or temporary roles that may become vacant over the next twelve months.

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