Library Services Trainee

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Amie Stibbards-Swan
Contact Number
1300 622 529
Mackay Regional Council, QLD


Library Services Trainee

Reference # 5878

Mackay Regional Council

Work Type:Temporary Full Time

The role:
A Library Services Traineeship with Mackay Regional Council is not just about books. You will certainly learn how to navigate and assist the public with our vast collection of books, CDs, DVDs and digital media but it’s so much more than that. Libraries are about community. As a Library Services Trainee you’ll help set up and facilitate our community programs, that have included everything from yoga to carnivorous plants and much more.

This is an 18-month traineeship.

What you will need to succeed:

  • An enthusiastic and outgoing people-person.
  • Desire to learn public speaking skills in a variety of group settings, including children, teens and adults.
  • An interest in front and back of house library services, including customer service, memberships, cataloguing, community programs and technical support.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Desire to provide a high level of service to internal and external customers.
  • You're a team player, with the ability to learn from, and grow positive relationships with others.
  • Working with Children Blue card or willing to obtain.
  • Successful completion of Year 10 is desirable, but not required.


  • Get paid while studying for a formal qualification
  • 9 day fortnight
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks annual leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social clubs

Shortlisted applicants must be available for interviews from 27 November – 30 November 2023.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a pre-employment Medical and Drug and Alcohol test as part of the onboarding process.

For more information: Call Amie Stibbards-Swan on 1300 622 529

Instructions for applying – Please provide a resume and cover letter.
The cover letter must detail:

1.What has attracted you to the Library Services Traineeship position at MRC?
2.Why are you interested in a career in libraries?

Applications close: Thursday, 19 October 2023 | Apply

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.