Library Programs Officer

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Carol Moore
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Ipswich City Council, QLD



Library Programs Officer (2228)

Libraries - Full Time

About us

Neighbouring the Queensland capital of Brisbane, Ipswich is both the state’s fastest growing area and oldest provincial city. It is a dynamic blend of rich heritage, proud communities, diverse landscapes and a lively energy all contributing to a region full of liveability and opportunity.

Ipswich City Council currently employs more than 1200 people and promotes a workplace culture built on our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership. Council teams operate across a range of industries delivering a wide range of services to the community, with one common purpose:

‘To proudly enhance the quality of life for our community'

We achieve this by embedding our values in all that we do. Our high performing teams are making a positive difference in the community and you can be a part of history in shaping the future of this region, which is a catalyst for major growth.

About the role

As Library Programs Officer you will be part of the Ipswich Libraries Programs team which is responsible for the development, delivery and promotion of high quality and inclusive library programs and initiatives that support literacy, learning and connection across the Ipswich region. We are seeking a collaborative, proactive and enthusiastic staff member to join this creative and supportive team. Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the development, implementation and promotion of a diverse suite of library programs, events and initiatives
  • Demonstrating a customer focussed approach and strive for excellence, innovation and engagement with emergent technologies
  • Providing dynamic and professional program delivery across Ipswich Libraries branches and diverse outreach locations
  • Effectively engaging with, and presenting to, community members and groups of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in physical and online environments.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An excellent fit with our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership
  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Library and Information Studies or relevant qualification and/or substantial experience to carry out the range of duties required
  • A current Queensland “C” class driver’s licence
  • Working with Children Check – Issue of Blue Card and Positive Notice Letter (issued by the Queensland Government) or Exemption Card
  • The ability to be resilient, agile and a supportive team member 
  • A passion for community engagement with individuals and groups of all ages.

A medical is required with the attributes to undertake a range of manual handling tasks which may include setting up for events, moving trolleys, loading and unloading vehicles and driving a range of Council’s vehicles.

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What's on offer?

This is a permanent full-time position, Level 4 with a salary package commencing at $82,260 plus superannuation of up to 12.25%

  • Joining Council as a key member of a team that is passionate and dedicated to building a positive, inclusive and constructive workplace culture
  • Genuine demonstrated commitment to flexible work
  • Ongoing learning and development and career opportunities
  • A range of progressive health and wellbeing services

If you feel you are a good fit with our values and are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for the Ipswich community, then this could be the role for you.

How to Apply

Please submit:

  • a cover letter of no more than 2 pages describing how and why your skills and experience will assist Council to achieve the results required for this role
  • a resume of no more than 4 pages

Closing date: 6 December 2022, 4.30pm.

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Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks, if required for the position (which may include police record checks).

Ipswich City Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace by supporting equal opportunities regardless of gender, culture, generation, sexual orientation or disability. We promote a respectful workplace culture that is free from all forms of harassment, workplace bullying, discrimination and violence.