Library Assistant - Full Time

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Liz Wilkinson, Senior Coordinator Library Operations
Contact Number
M: 0422 441 415
City of Ryde  Council, NSW


Library Assistant - Full Time

Job No: COR1125 | Location: Ryde, NSW

  • An exciting opportunity to be a part of a friendly and dynamic team
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Regular Rostered Days Off
  • Apply Now

About City Of Ryde 

The City of Ryde was recognised as an Employer of Choice in the Australian Business Awards and is a progressive local Council, all centrally located only 12 kilometres from Sydney. We are home to Macquarie Park which is poised to become the fourth largest GDP producing centre in Australia by 2036. We also enjoy pristine riverfronts and bushland, world-class hospitals, and a leading University. Importantly, we are home to over 13,000 businesses and around 130,000 hard-working, compassionate, and enterprising people who rightly expect their Council to support their hopes and aspirations. With a diverse multicultural population, and the rapid growth of millennials and young professionals – by far our single largest demographic – we know our community is looking to our Council for authentic and strategic leadership to ensure the Ryde community continues to be provided with lifestyle and opportunity at their doorstep.

About our Libraries

The City of Ryde Library service comprises of five branches at Ryde, North Ryde, Eastwood, West Ryde and Gladesville as well as a significant online library. Our libraries are places of social inclusion where members of our community borrow items for leisure and lifelong learning, learn about new technology, participate in activities, attend children’s and adults’ programs. They are lively, busy places and serve a culturally diverse customer base.

About the Role

Library Assistants are our front line customer service staff and work in all areas of the library. They are passionate about giving back to the community. This is a significant role in the City of Ryde Library service providing valuable support to the Team Leader in regard to collection maintenance and team communication as well as a variety of tasks which range from assisting customers with library technology, Reader Advisory services, leading children’s activities such as story-time and after school activities and assisting in maintaining a safe, neat, welcoming library.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to gain a full time position in the Ryde Library team based at the central branch in Top Ryde Shopping Centre.

Please note that this position involves regular rostered evening shifts as well as a Saturday or Sunday shift approximately once per month. Full time team members participate in a rostered day off scheme gaining an RDO approximately once every 3 weeks

The core hours for this position are:

  • Monday 12.45 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 12.45 – 9pm
  • Wednesday 8.45 am – 5pm
  • Thursday 8.45 am – 5pm
  • Friday 8.45 am – 5pm

Your commencing rate of pay will be from between $57,054.93 - $59,708.64 p.a. plus superannuation, subject to your library qualifications and experience. Penalty rates for weekend shifts also apply.

About you

You will have exceptional customer service skills and enthusiasm to help our diverse range of public library users. 

In addition, you must have:

  • Completion of Library qualifications (minimum Certificate III in Library and Information Services) or equivalent substantial work experience in a library
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a library
  • Exceptional teamwork skills with proven experience to also work independently
  • Adaptable approach to tasks with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • An enthusiasm for technology and the ability to assist customers in the use of library technologies such as printing, scanning, use of online resources and apps

Note: This is a Child Related position and employment is subject to verification of the Working with Children Check status.

Culture & Benefits

  • Enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks for full time employees 
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly 
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave 
  • Grant days at Christmas 
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)

How to apply

We have a two stage interview process. The first stage of the interview process is the completion of the below questions. Please ensure you give full answers, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an in person interview. This is normally the final stage in the interview process. 

Please note you do not need a “password” to use our on-line application system. In addition to answering the on-line questions shown below, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process.  Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria. 

If you would like to know more, please see the Position Description or call Liz Wilkinson, Senior Coordinator Library Operations on 0422 441 415 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11:30pm | APPLY NOW!

Please note: In line with Council’s COVID Safe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety