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Home Library and Seniors Inclusion Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Nathan Jeffs, Community Outreach Librarian
Contact Number
(02) 7955 7832.
MidCoast Council, NSW


Home Library and Seniors Inclusion Officer

Job No: MCC152323 | Location: MidCoast NSW

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value. To find out more about our beautiful region click here.

Our organisation

At MidCoast Council our people are our most important asset and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.  We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.

Right now, we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our people. Our Administration Centre has relocated to a brand-new state of the art facility designed to inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration. The building has been named ‘Yalawanyi Ganya’ which means “sitting/meeting place” in the Gathang language of the indigenous people across the MidCoast Region.

The role & you

MidCoast Council Libraries are lively, busy places of social inclusion where members of our community borrow items for leisure and lifelong learning, learn about new technology, participate in activities, and use our spaces for studying.

The Home Library and Seniors Inclusion Officer is a key role that supports community outreach service delivery across the whole MidCoast region. The position will be responsible for coordinating our Home Library operations and volunteers, and contributing to the development and delivery of seniors inclusion and digital programs.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivering a high-quality customer experience across the library network by clarifying and understanding customer requests, presenting options and explaining solutions
  • Ensuring a quality home library service through readers advisory services, volunteer recruitment and development, implementing continuous improvement strategies, collection profiling and selection, and marketing plans
  • Developing and coordinating inclusive services, events and programs that support lifelong learning, digital literacy, and community wellbeing outcomes
  • Assisting volunteers and clients to utilise technologies, systems and applications and support their learning and skills development

What you will bring

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on building connections and promoting inclusion
  • Demonstrated aptitude for technology and the ability to facilitate digital literacy activities  
  • Current Working with Children Check or willingness to obtain
  • Current Class C driver’s license 

The package: Salary range $63,000 - $76,000 plus superannuation

Location: Mobile position across the MidCoast region

Tenure: Permanent full-time, 35 hours per week

How to apply: 

  • Before applying please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION 
  • When responding to the questions below, please include detailed and relevant examples of your skills and experience. 
  • We recommend you prepare your question responses in a separate Word document and once complete, copy each response to the relevant question on the application form.
  • Click the "NEXT" button at the bottom of the application form to attach your resume. 
  • You will be able to review your application before submitting it.
  • We will be in touch via email.

At MidCoast Council, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment.

For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Nathan Jeffs, Community Outreach Librarian on (02) 7955 7832.

For enquiries regarding the application process contact Josie Reardon, Talent Acquisition Officer on (02) 7955 7328.

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022 at 11.30 pm.

Apply Now!



Local Studies Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Michelle Hudson, Library Services Manager
Contact Number
0434 361 263
Kiama Municipal Council, NSW


Local Studies Librarian

Job No: KIAMA425 | Location: Kiama

About Kiama:

Kiama Municipality boasts lush rolling hills, unspoilt beaches, ancient rainforests, welcoming towns and villages and of course our two famous blowholes.  Home to almost 23,000 people from Minnamurra in the north to the white sands of Gerroa to the south.

  • Great coastal lifestyle
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy work life balance

Join our dedicated and enthusiastic team who are committed to creating a Municipality that has a healthy, vibrant, beautiful environment and harmonious connected and resilient community. We are focused on, not only achieving our organisational goals but assisting staff to realise their professional and personal goals.

The role:
The role of Local Studies Librarian is to provide, manage and promote the Library’s information services to Council and the community in response to their needs. You will also provide an effective Library Service to the community and develop and promote local studies services. 

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Degree in Library, Information studies or those recognised by Australian Library and Information Association
  • Experience working in a Library or knowledge of Library operations, systems, legislation and copyright law
  • Proficiency with MS Office and library management systems
  • Class C Driver’s Licence.

About you:
On a personal level you will need a positive, high-energy approach and enjoy engaging with the local community. You will have well developed customer service and communication skills along with the ability to effectively supervise staff and work well as part of a team and independently. 

 We offer:

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week
  • Annual salary from $73,158.80 to $87,042.80 (depending on qualifications, skills and experience)
  • plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Access to the Fitness Passport
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program.

For further information about this position, click here for a copy of the position description.

Contact: Michelle Hudson, Library Services Manager on 0434 361 263.

Closing Date: Sunday 11 December 2022, 11:30pm.

For more information on how to apply, view our Information for Applicants Guide. 

How to Apply:

  1. Please Fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you'll have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your online application, you cannot save it and return to it later.  We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you're ready.
  4. All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder.)

We pride ourselves on being One Council | One Team with our values

Respect | Integrity | Innovation | Teamwork | Excellence

underpinning everything we do.


Collections Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sujesh Nair
Contact Number
T: 02 8495 6899 during business hours
Northern Beaches Council, NSW


Collections Librarian

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Location: Northern Beaches Council

Division: Community & Belonging

Business Unit: Library Services

Title: Collections Librarian, Permanent - Part-time Role, 21 hours per week

Salary Range: $76968.99 to $89450.98 (pro-rata) per annum + super (subject to skills and experiences)

Stretching from Palm Beach to Manly, the Northern Beaches boasts more than half of all the beaches in Sydney and a population of more than 270,000. Northern Beaches Council strives to deliver the highest quality services to our community. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation of people committed to promoting sustainable growth, leading the community, protecting our environment and creating a great future for the Northern Beaches.

Reporting to the Team Leader Collections, the Librarian Collections supports the delivery of physical and digital collections to meet the learning and leisure needs of the community.

Key focus areas for the Librarian Collections include acquisition and promotion of collections, collections reporting to support evidence-based collection management, readers’ advisory support and customer service duties. The role supports the Community Strategic Plan (Shape 2028) and other Council plans in promoting social inclusion and health & well-being through access to collections for learning and leisure.

Some key responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Selection and ongoing management of collection items, guided by collection development guidelines
  • Provide Reader’s Advisory and Reader Development information and services through the development of online content for the Library website, newsletter, social media and marketing collateral to promote the library’s collection
  • Research emerging issues and trends in readers advisory and publishing industry

Please refer to the Position Description for more information.

There aren’t many employers who offer career and lifestyle in a single package, but Northern Beaches Council does. We offer an attractive workplace, including:

  • genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements
  • employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits
  • values based culture and a teams oriented working environment
  • a culture of supporting continuous professional development
  • high level of technological innovation and systems

How to apply:

Apply online and upload the following information

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to complete your online application.
  • You will have the opportunity to attach your resume and any supporting documentation.
  • Please read the Position Description. You will be required to respond to the selection criteria questions online when you apply. Your response to these questions should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role.
  • For further information, please contact Sujesh Nair on 02 8495 6899 during business hours 
  • Applications close on 11/12/2022 | Apply Now!

Community Learning Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Bianca Luks, Team Leader Library Programs
Contact Number
02 4645 -5135
Camden Council, NSW


Community Learning Librarian

SALARY: $1,411.58 - 1,617.62 pw + Super 

Work Type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Narellan Library

  • Enjoy a 35 hour working week
  • Flexibility through flex leave provisions
  • Health program including free flu vaccinations, skin checks, and health and wellbeing leave options
  • Ample free parking
  • Join an organisation committed to offering and supporting professional career development

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative, upbeat and resourceful library professional to join our Library Programs Team as the Community Learning Librarian. Your drive and passion for contemporary library practices will see you develop, deliver and evaluate recreation, technology and education programs tailored to our growing community.

Camden Council has three state of the art programs-based libraries with creative spaces and facilities, alternative lending collections and opportunities to reach our members in new and innovative ways. As the Community Learning Librarian you will be working on implementing the library strategy for our innovative and inclusive library programs and activities to inspire learning, creativity and discovery.

If you enjoy a challenging, diverse and rapidly evolving working environment which provides the opportunity to make a difference, don't miss this opportunity to be part of something great.



  • Tertiary level qualifications (Degree or Graduate Diploma) in Library and Information Science or related area, and/or proven work experience in libraries or a related area
  •  Current high level digital literacy skills, with the confidence to support customers with diverse technology including online and virtual collections and services, across multiple devices, platforms, apps and software
  •  Demonstrated experience in the promotion, marketing and delivery of library and/or community engagement and learning programs
  • Demonstrated communication and organisational skills
  •  Current Drivers Licence and Working with Children Check


  •  Knowledge and experience using online informational databases and developing and implementing training program.

To meet Council’s WHS requirements and in accordance with Council’s Covid-19 Safety Plans, this position has been identified via risk assessment to be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication. If a medical contraindication certificate is provided, it will be assessed against a risk assessment and the decision of whether Council accepts the medical contraindication certificate, will be based on operational needs.

Further Information: Bianca Luks, Team Leader Library Programs on 02 4645 -5135

Closing Date for above position: 05/12/2022

Position Description: For full position description details click here

Apply now

Casual Library Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
City of Canada Bay, NSW


Casual Library Officer

Job No: CB17901 | Location: Sydney

  • Concord Library, Five Dock Library and The Learning Space
  • $44 per hour plus super 
  • Casual role 

The City of Canada Bay is a thriving, colourful community, surrounded by the beautiful bays of Sydney Harbour. The area is also known for its parklands, cycle paths and walkways. City of Canada Bay Council’s values underpin how we operate: We act with integrity; We empower our people; We are respectful; We work together; We innovate. 

About the role

Council is currently seeking an enthusiastic & friendly library professional to join their passionate library team servicing local residents within the City of Canada Bay local government area. 

Using your outstanding customer service skills you will be responsible for providing advice and assistance to customers, ensuring enquiries are effectively addressed and any problems resolved. You will provide high quality customer service to ensure community members’ library needs are effectively and efficiently addressed. 

About the person 

With your demonstrated people skills you will supervise and monitor rostered staff involved in the provision of lending and information services as well as oversee and prioritise the workflow to ensure effective utilisation of resources.

To be successful in this position you will require a TAFE Diploma of Library and Information Services (or equivalent), as well as demonstrated supervisory experience and demonstrated experience in providing circulation and information services in public libraries. The ability to work evening and weekend work is essential. With well-developed communication and interpersonal skills you will also demonstrate commitment to quality customer service in a busy library environment. 

 What’s on offer

We are offering $44 per hour plus superannuation 

The City of Canada Bay also offers excellent employee benefits which include: 

  • Access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social club
  • Working with skilled and experienced colleagues who also become friends.

Want to know more?
Further information regarding the requirements of this role can be found in the attached position description here 

How to apply
Candidates MUST apply online by clicking APPLY below then 'begin'.

Applications close 11:30pm, 12 December 2022 and will not be accepted through any other medium.


Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident have working rights in Australia to apply for this position. 

The City of Canada Bay Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of Children and Young People and are committed to a Safe Workplace.  

The City of Canada Bay Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining, growing and supporting a diverse, respectful, collaborative & inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, people with disabilities, women, and other diversity groups.  

The successful applicant for this role will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or provide evidence of an approved medical contraindication form. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they are able to meet all requirements in line with Councils COVID Safe Workplace Policy & Procedure (once adopted), WHS requirements and prevailing NSW Public Health Orders. 

 “Formal offers of employment are subject to standard Council pre-employment checks including medical and other background checks”


Outreach Services Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Therese Scott
Contact Number
T: 02 9978 4098 during business hours
Mosman Council, NSW



Outreach Services Officer

  • Use your skills and knowledge to provide services and programs for the senior members of our community
  • A challenge around every corner
  • Full-time permanent opportunity with a Rostered Day Off every 3 weeks
  • Total package up to $80,445 pa incl. super, 35 hours per week 

About Us

Mosman Council, located on the lower north shore of Sydney Harbour, has a rich history dating back to the 1890s and includes many heritage-listed sites. With an abundance of amenities and attractions, this area has something to offer everyone.

Mosman Council is committed to its community, innovation, the environment and making a difference at the local level. The recruitment and selection of talented staff committed to giving back to the community is a high priority for us, as we know our reputation relies on it.

What's in it for you?

Our employees enjoy many great benefits, including:

  • An RDO every 3 weeks, providing you with additional time off
  • Public transport travel subsidy program
  • Tertiary study assistance program
  • Fitness Passport Coming 2023
  • Annual Award increases

We invite you to learn more about what Council has to offer. View the full list here. 

About the Opportunity

In this role you will be responsible for co-ordinating the Home Library Service (HLS) including liaison with HLS clients and volunteers and HLS deliveries.

You will also focus on developing programs and activities for seniors, such as Technology Tuesday sessions and Seniors Festival activities. You will be responsible for the marketing and promotion of the HLS and other services and programs for seniors. Your day-to-day work will involve selecting items for the HLS clients, delivering items to HLS clients, regular customer service shifts and providing programs in the Library’s Creation Space.

This is a great opportunity for you to have a genuine impact on our community.

This role is located at Barry O’Keefe Library and involves regular rostered evening and weekend shifts.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing programs, delivering presentations and managing events
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in the library sector including well developed readers’ advisory skills
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of social media tools to promote library services
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to liaise and develop networks
  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Science or related area
  • Proven ability to identify potential conflicts and negotiate successful solutions
  • Current NSW Driver’s License
  • Valid COIVID-19 vaccination certificate

For the right applicant we would consider a candidate part way through their qualification. 

The position is identified as a Child-Related position under the Commission of Children and Young People Act 1998 and the successful candidate is required to hold a valid Working With Children Check

How to Apply

  • Apply now by completing the online application form below. Please note you can save your application and come back to it later. 
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria via an online questionnaire. You must answer all required field before you can submit your application.
  • You will be asked to upload your Resume/CV and other documentation relevant to the position. 
  • All documents uploaded must be in Microsoft Word, PDF or JPEG format.
  • For further information about the role, please contact Therese Scott on 02 9978 4098 during business hours for a confidential discussion or see the attached Position Description.
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Mosman Council, 573 Military Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088.  

Applications close: 11.30pm, 11 December 2022 | Apply Now!

Mosman Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.

Graduate Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Tara Gibson
Contact Number
08 8930 0212
City of Darwin, NT



Graduate Librarian

Darwin, Australia | Reference: 6180470 | 2 year contract

An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised graduate to gain practical experience in a public library and apply professional qualifications to assist Library teams in delivering programs and services to Darwin’s diverse community.

The Opportunity

City of Darwin is seeking a motivated Graduate Librarian to be a part of the evolving Library Services team. You will work in a variety of roles and participate in projects reviewing the Library Systems and processes to deliver contemporary Library Services to the broader community.

Reporting to the Coordinator Business Systems and Collection Management you will be expected to perform and deliver consistently across a range of Key Result Areas. A key component of this role is the Service Delivery provided to our Community, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensure Library customers are provided with a positive, proactive and responsive customer service experience
  • Prepare statistics and contribute to reports, discussion papers, training and procedural documentation
  • Deliver inductions and revision sessions for library staff on the use of library systems and equipment including the Library Management System, PC and Room booking software, RFID equipment, eResources and library printers
  • Participate in project teams and lead small projects to, develop, implement and evaluate activities, systems, procedures, programs and events within the libraries that are responsive to the diverse need of the Darwin community

This position is remunerated a base salary of $78,608.57 plus superannuation. City of Darwin also provides generous leave entitlements such as six (6) weeks annual leave and fifteen (15) days personal leave.

To be successful, you have:

  • have graduated in Bachelor of Information Studies/Community Service/STEAM disciplines in the last two (2) years or due to graduate within three (3) months
  • Working with Children clearance (NT Ochre Card)

For further information regarding this position, please contact Tara Gibson on 08 8930 0212

 Applicants who need assistance with our process are encouraged to contact a member of our team on 08 8930 0689.

The vacancy closes on 1 December 2022

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Mobile Library Operator

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jacinta Brinkman, Recruitment Officer
Contact Number
Email: or Ph: 1300 345 345
Snowy Monaro Regional Council, NSW



Mobile Library Operator

  • Closing Date: 05/12/2022
  • Salary: $62,263.42 - $68,727.17
  • Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Location: Cooma
  • Job Category: Community Services

Job Description

Package: $62,263.42 - $68,727.17 per annum + 10.5 % super (Grade 6 of the SMRC Salary System 2022-2023)

Position Description: Mobile Library Operator

Applications close 11:59pm, Monday 5 December 2022

About The Region: The Snowy Monaro region is a unique and culturally diverse region of south-east NSW.  From our history of the Snowy Hydro Scheme, our proud agricultural industry and popular ski resorts, we are a region that has a lot to offer.  With fantastic lifestyle choices, whether you are an adventure seeker or prefer the finer things in life, we really can offer it all, and all within close proximity to our nation’s capital Canberra.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council employs over 450 staff from all walks of life and working with us will give you the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surrounds, progress your career and make a difference in our local community.  

Would you like a lifestyle change, living between the snow and the sea, only an hour each way?
Then come join the Snowy Monaro Regional Library a library that has been running since 1963 servicing the residents and visitors of the region. 

About the Role: As the Mobile Library Operator, you will be responsible for promoting Council’s vision as a Trusted Community Partner by ensuring our mobile library is delivered on time, in good condition and provide the highest level of customer service to a range of people.
Reporting to the Coordinator Library Services, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake Mobile Library Operations including driving the mobile library, operation of the library circulation system and handling client enquiries.
  • Ensure the Mobile Library is in good condition by undertaking maintenance tasks on a regular basis.
  • Provide a high level of customer service.

About You: To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current class HC licence. Ongoing employment is conditional on maintaining this licence.
  • Demonstrated vehicle maintenance skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of information technology. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a region wide team.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively within our team and work well under pressure.

How to Apply: Apply by submitting your cover letter and resume through the below link. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to be successful in this role by telling us more about you, why you want to work with us and by addressing the essential and desirable criteria as outlined in the Position Description located HERE

Good applications make a positive impression and can lead to an interview or further assessment. Don’t apply just for the sake of it. Select the right job for you and prepare a strong (and accurate) application highlighting your skills, abilities and experience, and how they meet the requirements of the job. 


For any enquiries relating the role, please contact Jacinta Brinkman, Recruitment Officer
Ph: 1300 345 345

At Snowy Monaro Regional Council, we are committed to providing EEO and embracing diversity. We are an inclusive workforce which reflects the unique region, community, and customers we serve. In addition to providing an encouraging and positive environment, Council is a smoke free work environment.


Librarian Collections

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Contact Number
Mackay Regional Council, QLD


Librarian Collections

Reference # 5292

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay Regional Council is searching for a passionate Librarian Collections to join our Mackay Regional Council Libraries Programs, Systems and Operations team based at the Gordon White Library.

About the opportunity:
The Librarian Collections oversee all aspects of developing and maintaining the Library Services collections, ensuring that the collection is relevant, well-used and up-to-date to meet the community’s needs of a modern library for information, leisure and lifelong learning. The successful candidate will have demonstrated team leadership experience including performance management, capability development and workforce planning.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Recognised qualification in Information and Library Studies (preferred), or related tertiary qualification and/or substantial experience to carry out the range of duties required.
  • QLD C Class Drivers Licence
  • Experience within a customer service or library environment or equivalent
  • Experience leading and managing a team, including performance management, capability development and workforce planning.
  • Blue Card - It is an essential requirement for this position to hold a Working with Children Blue Card. Under Queensland legislation, you must hold the Blue Card prior to commencing employment – No Card, No Start policy. If you currently do not hold a Blue Card, we recommend you commence the application process when you apply for the position.For more information please refer to the following website:

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?
Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region.
In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities.

In return for your valued contribution, you will be rewarded with;

  • Annual base salary from $87,913
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • 9 Day Fortnight Roster (any 5 out of 7 may apply)
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options through Salary Packaging Australia
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts for employees and their families with the opportunity to obtain significant savings in time and money across a wide range of products and services throughout Australia
  • Study and assistance programs for career development and ongoing learning opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives including Corporate Discounts for Health Insurance & Fitness Passport

Are you ready to catapult your career?
For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, all applications must include a Cover Letter, Resume and a full statement addressing the Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications Close: 1st December 2022

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

Library Programs Team Leader

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Carol Moore
Contact Number
Ipswich City Council, QLD



Library Programs Team Leader (2093)

About us

Neighbouring the Queensland capital of Brisbane, Ipswich is both the state’s fastest growing area and oldest provincial city. It is a dynamic blend of rich heritage, proud communities, diverse landscapes and a lively energy all contributing to a region full of liveability and opportunity.

Ipswich City Council currently employs more than 1200 people and promotes a workplace culture built on our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership. Council teams operate across a range of industries delivering a wide range of services to the community, with one common purpose:

‘To proudly enhance the quality of life for our community'

We achieve this by embedding our values in all that we do. Our high performing teams are making a positive difference in the community and you can be a part of history in shaping the future of this region, which is a catalyst for major growth.

About the role

As Library Programs Team Leader, you will be part of a dynamic and highly collaborative team responsible for the development, delivery and promotion of high quality and inclusive library programs, events and initiatives that support literacy, learning and connection across the Ipswich community.

You will also provide leadership to a high performing, creative and agile team in the operations and implementation of specialised programs and learning experiences with an emphasis on industry best practice, innovation and engagement with current and emerging technologies.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Building and sustaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate collaborative programming and partnerships.
  • Exploring, recommending and implementing new library programs, initiatives and grant projects incorporating latest trends and technologies.
  • Developing creative and high-quality program and marketing content that promotes and elevates program attendance and ongoing engagement with library collections, spaces, services and emergent technologies.
  • Delivering Ipswich Libraries wide range of programs targeting individuals and groups across all ages, backgrounds and abilities in library branches, outreach locations and online environments.
  • Managing and reporting on budgeting and procurement within the team. 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on program outcomes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An excellent fit with our values of communication, collaboration, integrity, efficiency and leadership
  • Recognised qualification in Information and Library Studies (Librarian), or relevant tertiary qualification, and/or substantial experience to carry out the range of duties required.
  • Current Queensland C class driver’s licence.
  • Working with Children Check – Issue of Blue Card and Positive Notice Letter (issued by the Queensland Government) or Exemption Card.
  • Proven leadership and people skills.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in program development and delivery in a modern public library environment or relevant industry.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in the use of existing and emerging technologies relevant to public programming delivery.
  • Passion for community engagement across all community sectors.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage competing demands, including the ability to set priorities and plan work to meet deadlines while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly developed communication skills (written & verbal) with the ability to develop strong working relationships both internally and externally.
  • A medical will be required due to manual handling requirements for this role. 

To view the full position description, click here

What's on offer?

This is a permanent full-time position, Level 5 with a salary commencing at $90,018 plus superannuation of up to 12.25%.

  • Joining Council as a key member of a team that is passionate and dedicated to building a positive, inclusive and constructive workplace culture
  • Genuine demonstrated commitment to flexible work
  • Four (4) weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • Ongoing learning and development and career opportunities
  • A range of progressive health and wellbeing services

If you feel you are a good fit with our values and are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for the Ipswich community, then this could be the role for you.

How to Apply

Please submit:

  • a cover letter of no more than 2 pages describe how and why your skills and experience will assist Council to achieve the results required for this role
  • a resume of no more than 4 pages

Closing date: 2 December 2022, 4.30pm.

Please direct any related questions to

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks, if required for the position (which may include police record checks).

Ipswich City Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace by supporting equal opportunities regardless of gender, culture, generation, sexual orientation or disability. We promote a respectful workplace culture that is free from all forms of harassment, workplace bullying, discrimination and violence.


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