Librarian Research and Community History

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Steph Gildaly, Acting Coordinator Library Operations
Contact Number
02 9330 6012
Georges River Council, NSW


Librarian Research and Community History

Job No: GR400396 | Location: Hurstville

About Georges River Libraries

At Georges River Libraries, we foster a vibrant community where people come together to share ideas, knowledge, and experiences. Our inviting spaces provide a range of resources, including books, manuscripts, photographs, films, maps, and our unique 'Library of Things.' From quiet reading rooms to bustling media labs, our libraries offer an ideal environment for discovery, socialising, and play. Our friendly team is dedicated to assisting our community with their library and resourcing needs, helping inspire their world.

Librarian Research and Community History

As part of our Cultural Engagement & Library Services Business Unit, you will contribute to the efficient and effective operations of Georges River Libraries, delivering high-quality, customer-focused services, research, programs and collections. 

In this role you will combine your research and local studies expertise with your technology and content creation skills to collect, preserve and engage the community with the local studies collection. You will also establish, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within Council and the community to actively collect and preserve the history of the Georges River area. This role is primarily based at Hurstville Library and will involve other locations as required.

Position Details 

  • Permanent, Full-Time (70 hours per fortnight) including night shift and weekend work
  • Salary from $78,788.61 - $91,288.49 per annum plus 11% superannuation
  • Potential for a 9-day fortnight based on operational requirements
  • Health and Wellbeing paid leave
  • Fitness Passport Program offering discounted membership for you and your family
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave and Support
  • Employee Rewards Program
  • Ongoing Education and Resources

Key Accountabilities

  • Creating and curating original content relating to community history for the Local Studies Collection, across social media and events.
  • Undertake research, prepare reports, presentations, proposals and project plans.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Local Studies collection, Local Studies Management Plan and Disaster Preparedness Plan.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Library and Information Studies at Librarian level, or equivalent qualification, or working towards.
  • Experience with content creation and collection management.
  • High level of skill and experience in providing research or local studies services in public libraries.
  • Proficient use of technology and digital resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including delivering presentations and training.
  • Efficient time management, project planning and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

If you would like further information on this role, please find further details attached in the Position Description or contact Steph Gildaly, Acting Coordinator Library Operations on 02 9330 6012. 

To apply, please visit our website and submit your application by Thursday, 23 November 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

Georges River Council is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.

Georges River Council aims to be a leading, people-focused organisation delivering outstanding results for our community and city. We foster our values of Accountability, Professionalism, Unity and Honesty and take pride in promoting the image of Council in the community.

We are committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Georges River Council we are committed to putting children first and championing child safety within our community. We actively advocate for the rights of children and young people and will uphold our commitment as a child safe organisation.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.