Children's and Youth Services Librarian (Coburg)

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Sue Wilson
Contact Number
03 9353 4003
Moreland City Council, VIC


Children's and Youth Services Librarian Coburg

Job No: MOR484 | Location: Coburg

  • Fortnightly RDO
  • Permanent ongoing full-time position (includes evenings and weekends)
  • Salary - $79k - $89k + Super


Moreland is a progressive council with 180,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our city is vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, array of fabulous festivals, cool pools, eclectic shops and our community of artists and creative industries. As a Council, we’ve been supporting our community through difficult times, and our long term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, community wellbeing, and creating great places.

Moreland Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to engagement with, the Moreland community. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep. Moreland City Council is a great place to live, work and play.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming workplace. We offer flexible and hybrid work options and genuinely care about providing our staff work/life balance.


Moreland City Libraries is a trusted community resource ensuring service provision to our families and young people. Currently, we are seeking a Children’s and Youth Services Librarian to provide high quality customer service, deliver early years literacy programs, and provide meaningful engagement with our young people.

In performing this role some of your key responsibilities will be to engage with our diverse community to provide excellent customer service. Assist with library initiatives to bridge the digital divide. Organise and deliver children’s and youth programs. Conduct collection development work with our children’s and youth collections. Supervise members of the Children’s and Youth Services team. Provide outreach to our schools, kindergartens, day care centres and other places where our families and young people gather.


  • Teamwork, supervisory and communication skills
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Ability to deliver projects and programs within agreed timeframes
  • Ability to lead, motivate and coach staff to achieve team goals and objectives
  • Demonstrable experience in targeted community-based library programs
  • Demonstrable experience in information provision and collection management
  • Fluency in a community language is desirable
  • Eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence and Working with Children Check


  • Fortnightly RDO
  • The opportunity to work alongside a dynamic and supportive team
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development

For further information please contact Sue Wilson on 03 9353 4003.

Council is committed to removing barriers to employment where possible at any point in the recruitment, onboarding and during your time at Council. For further information regarding modifications you may require for a recruitment process please contact Katie Kinden, Recruitment Business Partner on (03) 9304 7969

Applications close: 11:30pm, Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description.

Please note that when applying for this role, you will be required to attach your valid Drivers Licence and WWCC.  Please have this ready when completing your application

How to apply:

Please fill out an application using our online recruitment system. You will be required to upload your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. You do not need to respond to the individual Key Selection Criteria. Please also upload any other relevant documents such as your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, sexuality and gender identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.


About Moreland City Council

At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000+ residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is located Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.