Manager Library Services

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Madeleine Scully, Manager Community Services
Contact Number
02 6926 9350
Wagga Wagga City Council, NSW

Manager Library Services

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  • Closing date: 11/09/2022 11:59 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time
  • Location: Wagga Wagga City Library - 243 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
  • Department: Community Services
  • Employment type: Permanent Full-time

The Wagga Wagga City Library has entered an exciting period of development where we are expanding and increasing our services to the community. Our standalone library service will be delivered at the current Civic Centre location and a new agile library service to the suburban neighbourhoods and rural village communities across the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area.

With the expansion of services to our community, we require a highly skilled, passionate, and high performing leader to join the Wagga Wagga City Library team in the role of Library Services Manager with qualifications in Librarianship e.g. Bachelor of Information Studies, Graduate Diploma of Information Studies, or Master of Information Studies.

Applications are also invited from people working at a professional level within the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museum) sector and hold a qualification other than an ALIA Accredited LIS qualification.

Your new role:
The Wagga City Library is seeking a Manager with exceptional strategic, management and leadership skills. This position is responsible for leading a high performing team in the management, administration, and strategic development of the Wagga Wagga City Library service to ensure the delivery of innovative, timely and best practice library services to our community.

Candidates will need to demonstrate extensive experience in effectively managing the delivery of a library and information service. Highly developed skills are also required in leadership, strategic planning, communication, financial management, and stakeholder engagement. The capacity to develop an ambitious, innovative, and ethical vision for the Library will be essential.

What we will offer you:

  • Total remuneration package of up to $142,702.35 gross per annum (inclusive of salary, car allowance and 10.5% superannuation).
  • Access to Council’s Leaseback Vehicle Policy. *
  • Permanent full-time hours with access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours Agreement.
  • Generous leave entitlements.
  • Training and development opportunities.

What is next?

Applications close Sunday, 11 September 2022 at 11.59pm AEST with interviews to be held in the week commencing Monday, 19 September 2022.

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please contact Madeleine Scully, Manager Community Services, on 02 6926 9350.

*Please note, this role has access to Council’s Leaseback Vehicle Policy meaning that the preferred candidate has the option of choosing the vehicle allowance (as above) or a leaseback vehicle. If the candidate chooses the leaseback vehicle option, the total remuneration figures will be less than the above.

As part of the recruitment process, pre-employment checks will be conducted in line with requirements of the position including a functional health assessment to ensure candidates can meet the inherent physical requirements of the role.

Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of all people within our workplace. Please note that the successful applicant will be required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment with Wagga Wagga City Council or provide evidence of an authorised medical exemption.

Council is an inclusive employer. We strive to reflect the community in which we work, as a result we welcome and encourage applications from skilled people from all walks of life. This includes women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with a disability, sexually and gender diverse people, people with lived experience and people of all ages.