Children's Programs Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Barjinder Kaur
Contact Number
(02) 4732 7777
Penrith City Council, NSW


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Job no: 493030
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Penrith
Categories: Library Services
Salary: $80,034.00 to $92,642.00 per annum 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 a finalist 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 position 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. In this position you will lead and supervise a team, developing, executing and promoting children’s and young adult’s programs and events. You will establish and build partnerships with stakeholders to deliver library programs and services for this client group. You will contribute to the planning and development of policies and procedures related to the operations of the Children’s team. The person in this position will demonstrate and promote Council Values – Show Respect, Be Accountable, Encourage Innovation. This position reports to the Library Programs Supervisor.

Essential Criteria

  • Relevant degree qualification with eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association or equivalent degree qualification in relevant field
  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in successfully developing and implementing children and teen programming strategies that focus on improving the accessibility and relevance of library services to the these client groups and the wider community
  • Strong administrative and project management skills with a proven ability to manage concurrent tasks and work to deadlines
  • Strong supervisory skills to manage a team with diverse responsibilities
  • Effective communication skills to assist a broad range of age groups and skill levels with information and technology assistance enquiries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in using library systems, online databases and digital platforms and electronic resources
  • Current Class C Driver Licence
  • A valid NSW Working with Children Check

Desirable Criteria

  • Public library experience

Commencing Salary: $80,034.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

For further information about the position please contact Barjinder Kaur on (02) 4732 7777.

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

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

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. 

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Advertised: 23 Sep 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 14 Oct 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time