Local History Librarian 

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Natalie Funston, Senior Specialist Librarian
Contact Number
M: 0427 977 821 or E: natalie.funston@bayside.nsw.gov.au 
Bayside Council, NSW


Local History Librarian 

Deadline: 11:59pm Thursday, 16 May 2024

  • Full-Time permanent role (35 hours)
  • Based at Mascot Library and George Hanna Museum 
  • Flexible working hours 

Our Team

At Bayside Council, we are committed to a positive, flexible and supportive workplace culture, where our people and customers feel respected and valued. We are proud to serve our community through operating with transparency, integrity and in the best interests of the Bayside community to deliver exceptional service.

The City Life Directorate delivers personalised and public services to enhance community life, including family, children, aged leisure and cultural services.

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About the Role

This role will work within the Local History team and contribute to the acquisition, preservation, management, access and deacquisition of Bayside’s physical and digital Local History collection. 

The role will also plan and deliver innovative projects and exhibitions that promote and recognise Bayside’s rich local history and cultural heritage in collaboration with Local Historical Trusts and Societies, service providers and other key stakeholders

You can also expect to:

  • Acquire, preserve, manage access, and deacquisition of Bayside’s physical and digital Local History collection in accordance with adopted policies and guidelines.
  • Lead and support Council’s Local History digital and online presence that enables community access and promotes Bayside’s rich local history and heritage.
  • Plan and deliver, in collaboration with Local Historical Trusts and Societies, service providers, and other key stakeholders, innovative projects, initiatives, and exhibitions at George Hanna Museum, Bayside Libraries, and across Bayside’s LGA that promote and recognise Bayside’s Local History and Heritage. Examples include Museum exhibitions, local history talks, local history tours and heritage trails, and promoting local history landmarks.
  • Respond and provide advice and support to customers, organisations, Local History Trusts/Societies, and staff on local history and heritage matters. 
  • Undertake procurement activities within delegation and provide input and advice to support library budget decision making.
  • Create or participate in the development and implementation of practices, guidelines, policies, and procedures to enhance service delivery.
  • Network with other libraries, service providers, and other organisations to share information and resources and deliver initiatives.
  • Prepare grant applications in consultation with the Coordinator Libraries as required to support Community History programs.

About You

We are looking for someone who has:

  • University qualifications recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association and/or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • A current Working with Children Check Number.
  • Current Driver’s Licence Class C and/or willingness to travel between Bayside Library locations.
  • Will be required to work at all Bayside Libraries and outside normal hours from time to time.

Our Benefits and Culture

As an organisation, we pride ourselves in offering a flexible working environment centred on delivering great outcomes for our customers, whether internal or external. Bayside Council has a strong culture of collaboration and delivering exciting new initiatives for our community.

On top of the competitive salary, our people enjoy;

  • 3 extra days off during Christmas each year
  • 15 days sick leave each year
  • 2 days health and wellbeing leave
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Additional parental leave entitlements for both parents

Apply Now

Before submitting your application, please take the time to read the job description.

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (max 3 pages) and a covering letter including your skills and experience (max 2 pages).

Applications must be submitted by email to recruitment@bayside.nsw.gov.au with the subject line F24/266 - Local History Librarian 

Deadline: Thursday, 16 May 2024

Salary Range: $92,249.16 to $103,319.02 per annum, plus 11% superannuation

Enquiries: Natalie Funston, Senior Specialist Librarian on 0427 977 821 or at natalie.funston@bayside.nsw.gov.au 

Applicants may be required to satisfactorily undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children Check in accordance with the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment.