Outreach and Programs Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Barjinder Kaur, Library Programs Supervisor
Contact Number
(02) 4732 7890
Penrith City Council, NSW


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Job no: 494456
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Penrith
Categories: Library Services
Salary: $87,017.00 - $100,725.00 per annum, plus 11% Superannuation.

About us

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education 
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • Free access to all Ripples venues 
  • And much, much more!

The Penrith City Library Service provides an array of informational, educational and recreational resources and services for residents and visitors through three branch libraries, a home library service, community events and pop-up libraries, children’s and adult programming, physical and digital collections, local history collections and programs, and a toy library service. Resident surveys consistently show Penrith City Council libraries to be one of the City’s most popular services.

About the role

The successful applicant will contribute to an effective and efficient library service for the community of Penrith City Council through providing customer service duties at Penrith Central Library and other branch libraries as rostered. They will supervise the provision of Home Library Services to eligible residents within the City. They will plan, implement and promote the library’s programs and events held both within the library and outside the library. They will establish and build partnerships with stakeholders to deliver library programs and services for all adult customers. They will contribute to the planning and development of policies and procedures related to the operations of the home library service and the delivery of adult programs across all library branches.

Essential criteria

  • Relevant degree qualifications with eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association, or equivalent
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working in a home library service or similar
  • Experience in successfully sourcing, promoting and delivering a diverse range of library programs and workshops for adult audiences
  • Strong project management and administrative skills with a proven ability to manage concurrent tasks and work to deadlines
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience to lead a team with diverse responsibilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in using library systems, online databases, digital platforms and electronic resources
  • Current Class C Driver Licence.

Desirable Criteria 

  • Public library experience
  • Experience with working with community groups.

Commencing salary: $87,017.00 - $100,725.00 per annum, plus 11% Superannuation.

This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on 9 February 2024. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Barjinder Kaur, Library Programs Supervisor, on (02) 4732 7890.

Council is a Child Safe Organisation, for more information about this please see our website

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

Position description

Applications close: 09 Feb 2024 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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