Promotions Librarian

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


  • Job no: 493234
  • Work type: Permanent Full Time
  • Location: Penrith
  • Categories: Library Services
  • Salary: $80,034.00 to $92,642.00 p.a., plus 9.5% 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
  • 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

In this role you 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. You will grow the Library’s presence across its social media channels and promote public awareness and interest in library programs, resources and services. You will assist library customers to use digital services and equipment. You will participate in events and programs promoting library services.

This position reports to the Library Programs Supervisor.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant degree qualifications with eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) or equivalent
  • High level of customer service skills and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using online systems, relevant databases and electronic resources
  • Strong project management and administrative skills with a proven ability to manage concurrent tasks and work to deadlines
  • Exceptional presentation, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in developing and adding promotional content to a variety of social media and digital platforms
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy team environment
  • Demonstrated high levels of enthusiasm, creativity, innovation and flexibility in previous work roles
  • Driver’s Licence [C class]


  • Public library experience
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems

Salary: $80,034.00 to $92,642.00 p.a., plus 9.5% superannuation

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

Visit 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 the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

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

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

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

Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.  

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Position description

Advertised: 27 Apr 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 11 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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