Youth Engagement Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Danielle Marie Or Inna Shcherbakova

Contact Number
T: (03) 9249 4171 Or T: (03) 9249 4680

Brimbank City Council , VIC


Youth Engagement Librarian

Closing date: 07/04/2024 11:45 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Location: Brimbank Community & Civic Centre

Department: Community Learning and Participation

Compensation: Library Band 5A 35 Hour Week AUD $75,530.29 - $87,104.47

Employment type: Permanent Full Time

Band 5 ($75,530.29 - $87,104.47)

35 hours per week and a rostered day off per fortnight

Rostered evening and weekend shifts are a requirement of this role.

About Brimbank Libraries

We are a dynamic public library service in the west with over two million visits each year. The libraries are based at Sunshine, St Albans, Deer Park, Sydenham and Keilor.
Our library website receives over one million visits per year.

Brimbank Libraries offer a range of services and programs to the community to support lifelong learning, literacy and community development.

About the role

In this role you will work closely with the library team and support Council's vision and leadership in the delivery of high-quality customer service, collections, services and programmes for young adults (12-25 years). You will engage and partner with relevant Council departments as well as local community organisations to broaden capacity and deliver enhanced programmes that are vibrant and relevant to the needs of Brimbank’s young adults. This role will work across all library branches.

What the Youth Engagement Librarian will do:

  • Face to face customer service delivery in a library setting
  • Engage with staff and community creating a welcoming space and assist customers of all ages use the library
  • Empower and motivate young adults
  • Create good relationships and engage with young adults to understand their needs and interests
  • Design and provide engaging services and programmes that meet the needs and interests of Brimbank’s young adults
  • Promote reading and resources
  • Collaborate with educators and relevant organisations to maximise reach and impact of library services in the community

Hours worked will be allocated across the service and includes weekend and evening work.

About You

You will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in library and information management, education, youth work or a related field with demonstrated experience in working with young people aged 12-25 years in a library or similar community setting.

You thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups.

  • With a passion for connecting with the community, you will have:
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff and work well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young adults in community settings
  • An ability to work independently and prioritise tasks
  • Proven stakeholder engagement and communication skills
  • A passion for promoting literacy, and experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse and busy environment
  • An ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humour in working with customers, co-workers and community
  • An understanding and demonstrated experience of current technologies, and a willingness to embrace and explore emerging technologies relevant to libraries.

Successful candidates must have a Working with Children check and undergo a Police check.

How to apply
All applications must respond to the key selection criteria as listed on the last page of the position description and be submitted within the indicated closing date of this advertisement.

Brimbank City Council embraces our diverse community and work environment and encourages applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.
Brimbank City Council is a Child Safe organisation. Brimbank will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe, child friendly practices.

For further information contact Danielle Marie on (03) 9249 4171 or Inna Shcherbakova on (03) 9249 4680

To be eligible for employment at Brimbank City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.