Library Outreach Specialist

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing
Contact Number
02 9330 6202
Georges River Council, NSW



Library Outreach Specialist

Job No: GR210931 | Location: Kogarah

About Our Council

Georges River Council is a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. Our council is dedicated to helping protect our natural environment, providing vibrant public places, sustaining and developing a thriving creative culture and enabling people to move around the area easily. We offer access to a mix of housing options, create exciting job and business opportunities. We are experiencing exciting transformation, with numerous city-changing initiatives and projects underway. 

Library Services

Georges River Libraries employs approx. 65 staff who work across five libraries. All our staff are committed to and passionate about working with our local community to provide them with innovative and accessible resources.

Our purpose is to deliver professional public library services with open access to information and places for the whole community to come together to share ideas, knowledge and experiences. The way we fulfil our role has been and will continue to be transformed by the changing face of our diverse community as well as advances in online sources of information and digital opportunities. We will maintain a special focus on the principles of sustainability, accessibility and the professional development of our staff.

About the Opportunity

  • Permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • Salary from $79,559.72 - $92,181.87 per annum plus 10% superannuation
  • Wellness perks including, free counselling, flu vaccinations, health-checks, gym subsidy and more
  • Deliver innovative services that promote and support our community.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Library Outreach Specialist to join our dynamic and innovative Library Services team. The successful candidate will actively contribute to promoting the library’s profile and visibility within the community through a measured, consistent and purposeful program of community engagement and outreach services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement the Community Engagement and Outreach Services Delivery Plan
  • Identify and implement the creative use of evolving digital technologies and online platforms to increase community engagement and dialogue.
  • Continuously improve community engagement and outreach processes that increase awareness of the services of the library to the community.
  • Develop, manage and delivery targeted community engagement at events and festivals promoting Library services.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with Community groups, government agencies, schools and local businesses.   

Qualifications, Certificates & Licences

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Current driver’s license
  • Current Working with Children’s Check


  • Previous experience in a Library Outreach role and/or Community engagement role
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills, with the ability to write and present confidently to different audiences and online communication platforms including social media, e-news, and websites.
  • Extensive experience in planning, developing and implementing outreach programs and initiatives, and evaluating their success
  • Ability to work within a team environment, influence, develop and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to analyse and interpret community feedback and make informed recommendations to library management.
  • Sound knowledge of community engagement principles, processes, and current best practice methods.
  • Must have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencement of employment with Georges River Council, except where a medical contraindication certificate is provided.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Alexia Tedmanson, Coordinator Library Programs and Marketing on 02 9330 6202. 

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the Position Description, then please submit your application today. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing Date: Monday 25 October 2021 at 11.30 PM AEST

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.