Children's & Youth Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Cary Longman, Team Leader at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library
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Yarra City Council, VIC


Children's & Youth Librarian

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  • Job no: 495569
  • Work type: Full Time - Temporary
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Categories: Community

Children’s and Youth Librarian – Yarra Libraries 

Temporary Full Time from April 17th 2023, until April 16th, 2024 (Parental Leave Cover)

Band 5- $75,506.63 - $87,490.46 + super + RDO 

  • Supportive, friendly team that values growth and development.
  • Excellent employee benefits and competitive hourly rates
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative environment  

Yarra Libraries are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Children’s’ and Youth Services team. In this role, you will support the literacy needs of children by developing and delivering library services and programs. We're looking for someone who knows how early literacy develops and can confidently perform in front of large, diverse crowds, whilst maintaining strong, effective relationships with our community.  

We are a world-class public library service, who provide an inclusive and stimulating environment to our community. We encourage lifelong habits of learning and self-expression, nurture a love of reading, and help our library users meet their educational, informational and recreational needs. We aim to make a positive impact in the lives of our staff and community, and pride ourselves on our welcoming culture. 

The position is currently based at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library. The successful applicant will be expected to deliver required programs across all five library branches, at outreach events, and online. Regular customer service shifts, including weekends, are also expected. Certification as a 3A - Abecedarian Approach practitioner will be highly regarded, though training is offered.   

Yarra City Council is a dynamic, progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and continual progression. We aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives and continually improve service to the community.

For further information, see the position description or contact Cary Longman, Team Leader at Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library on

Position Description: Children's and Youth Librarian - Position Description.pdf

Applications close Sunday 5th March at 11.55pm

To apply for this role, please upload your Resume, Cover Letter, and Key Selection Criteria. 

This position is subject to satisfactory Police Check, Working with Children Check, evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination and a pre-employment medical assessment prior to commencement. Pre-employment checks are not used by Yarra City Council to prevent any applicant from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

Advertised: 17 Feb 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 Mar 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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