Team Leader Library Research and Community History

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Steph Gildaly, Acting Coordinator Library Operations 
Contact Number
02 9330 6012
Georges River Council, NSW


Team Leader Library Research and Community History

Job No: GR400503 | Location: Hurstville

Georges River Council has an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader Library Research and Community History to join our team, based in Hurstville.

About Georges River Libraries

At Georges River Libraries, we foster a vibrant community where people come together to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences. Our inviting spaces provide a range of resources, including books, manuscripts, photographs, films, maps, and our unique 'Library of Things.' From quiet reading rooms to bustling media labs, our libraries offer an ideal environment for discovery, socialising, and play. Our friendly team is dedicated to assisting our community with their library and resourcing needs, helping inspire their world.

About the Role

As a team leader within our Cultural Engagement & Library Services Business Unit, you will contribute to the efficient and effective operations of Georges River Libraries, delivering high-quality, customer-focused services, research, programs and collections. 

In this role you will combine your research and local studies expertise with your leadership skills to lead and mentor your team in the delivery of research, training, programs, collections and other services to preserve the community history of the Georges River area. You will also work in partnership with other library teams, Council departments and community stakeholders to ensure open access to Local Studies collections and information resources.

This role is primarily based at Hurstville Library and will involve other locations as required.

What we Offer

  • Permanent, Full time - 70 hours per fortnight 
  • Full time salary from $84,802.70 - $98,256.66 per annum plus 11% superannuation (dependant on the skills, qualifications and relevant experience of the suitable candidate)
  • 9-day fortnight subject to operational requirements
  • Health and Wellbeing paid leave
  • Fitness Passport Program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging Options
  • Sponsored Study Program
  • Parental Leave and Support
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

The successful candidate will have

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Studies at librarian level, or an equivalent qualification
  • Current Working with Children’s Check
  • Demonstrated high level skills and experience in leading and providing research or local studies services in public libraries or equivalent organisations
  • Demonstrated experience and proficient use of technology and digital resources, including library management systems, online databases and digitisation methods
  • Demonstrated high level skills in written and verbal communication including effective business and historical writing, delivering presentations and training, and conducting consultations
  • Demonstrated high level skills in content creation and collection management
  • Demonstrated high level skills and experience in efficient time management, project management and problem solving
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to lead, supervise, and support people in a rapidly changing environment
  • Strong commitment and proven ability to provide quality customer service and work with customers from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to monitor budgetary spending within work area, against pre-determined targets


  • Qualification, or specialisation, in History, Applied Research, Records and Archive Management
  •  Class C Drivers Licence 
  •  Knowledge of the Georges River Local Government Area
  •  Experience working with a multicultural client base 
  •  Experience in conducting oral histories and public program

If you have made a positive commitment to further your career and you possess the attributes located in the complete Position Description essential criteria, then please submit your application today. Applicants are asked to ensure that they provide responses to the targeted questions, failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like further information on this role, please contact Steph Gildaly, Acting Coordinator Library Operations on 02 9330 6012.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our website. Closing Date: Thursday 23 May 2024 at 11. 59 PM AEST.

Offers of employment at Georges River Council are contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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