Community History Officer - Up to 12 Months

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Amie Zar, Community History & Heritage Coordinator
Contact Number
(02) 9392 5817
Location
Inner West Council, NSW

 

Community History Officer - Up to 12 Months

Job No: IW0657 | Location: Marrickville

About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs.

As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in our journey towards becoming the best council for our community.

We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its values of Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Compassion and Collaboration at the centre of everything that we do.  We are here to be of service to the community and make Inner West a great place to be. We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles.

We offer flexible career life balance with hours that allow you to relax and recharge. We offer a variety of flexible work arrangement options (e.g. flexible hours and working from home) where appropriate giving you even greater quality of work life balance.

Permanent employees benefit from our great value gym membership from $15.50/week giving access to a vast network of gyms in Sydney.

About the role

Inner West Council are looking for a candidate to deliver Local History and Archive services across the Inner West Council as part of the Community History team. Key functions include high quality customer service, provision of local history and heritage reference and information enquiries, utilising a range of databases and technology for research and customer enquiries, archives and collection management, develop and deliver history programming and exhibitions for all ages throughout the year – within library spaces and across other sites across the LGA, , and participating in building professional relationships and community engagement with history and heritage stakeholders. This role also includes the provision of services to customers, at library service desks.

This position is required to work 35 hours per week with expectation of weekend and evening work. There is also a requirement to work across eight Inner West Libraries and the position participates in a rotation system of locations.

Please read the Position Description to familiarise yourself with all the requirements and conditions of the role. 

Remuneration

$65,861.64 - $73,278.92 + 11% Superannuation

Some of the required skills, experience and qualifications 

  1. Relevant qualifications Diploma or Degree in Library Practice (TAFE), History or Museum & Galleries or related field and or equivalent experience
  2. Knowledge of history and heritage reference, information, and library services
  3. Demonstrated experience delivering public programs for diverse audiences in a public library, cultural institution and outdoor settings
  4. Experience and understanding of a range of software and technology including Microsoft Office, library management systems, history databases, library eResources, digital collections and the digitisation process
  5. Proven team player and a strong commitment to excellence in customer service and community engagement
  6. Class C drivers' licence

Enquiries

Amie Zar, Community History & Heritage Coordinator on (02) 9392 5817

Closing Date

Sunday 12 November 2023, 11:30PM

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How to Apply

We recommend you read the Position Description for the role to make sure your application addresses the requirements of the position. Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applicants. Please advise us within the application if you need support, reasonable adjustments to participate successfully in the recruitment process.

All new workers must be and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning their work or hold a valid medical contraindication.

Eligibility for employment/Pre employment Checks

Successful applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and agree to provide information for pre-employment checks as required for the position. This may include police records checks, certified copies of relevant qualifications, Driver’s Licence and proof of work rights in Australia (please refer to the Position Description for the specific qualifications/requirements for the role).  Copies of any sighted documents will be kept by IWC for its records as proof of verification.

For more information about work rights in Australia please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

Inner West Council is a Diversity employer. We encourage applications from all candidates.

Council is committed to reconciliation and strongly encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature aged workers to apply.

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About Inner West Council

Inner West Council is among Sydney’s larger local government agencies looking after a vibrant community of 201,000 people living in some of the inner city’s most vibrant, creative, liveable and diverse suburbs. As we continue to deliver quality, innovative and inclusive programs and services, we would love it if you can join in on our journey towards becoming the best council for our community. We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, WHS, sustainability, continuous improvement and business excellence. The community is at the heart of the organisation and Council puts its values of integrity, respect, innovation, compassion and collaboration at the centre of everything we do. We are here to be of service to the community and make Inner West a great place to be. We expect commitment to these values from all employees in performing their respective roles.