Library Community Engagement Officer - Adult Programs

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Jenn Martin
Contact Number
T: (02) 9391 7005 during business hours
Woollahra Council, NSW



Library Community Engagement Officer - Adult Programs

Reference Number: S100-23-925

Closing Date: 19-03-2023

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (up to 12 months)

  • $76,397.06 to $94,808.07 per annum plus superannuation
  • Temporary up to 12 months, 35 hours per week with a three weekly RDO
  • Based at Woollahra Library at Double Bay

About us

Woollahra is an area steeped in natural beauty and heritage appealing to residents, businesses and visitors who enjoy its many parks, waterfront locations and historic buildings.

We are offering much more than just one of Sydney’s best harbourside locations; we are offering an opportunity to contribute to cultural life, exchange of ideas and learning within the community.

About the role

Passionate about literature, writing and ideas? Seeking an opportunity to build on existing events and programming experience? Woollahra Libraries’ success starts with its stellar team and we are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to join our Events and Programs team in a temporary postion for up to 12 months.

As the Library Community Engagement Officer - Adult Programs, you will be responsible for planning and delivery of a high quality program of events for adults and seniors across three library branches.

Working as part of our collaborative library team, your enthusiasm and initiative will enable you to lead the creative direction of Woollahra Libraries program of events and deliver accessible and dynamic events and community learning opportunities that connect people with ideas.

About you

We are looking for an experienced events and programs specialist with strong relationship management and organisational skills who thrives in a deadline-driven and busy environment.

You will be both a creative and practical project coordinator with:

  • Completion of a Library Technician Diploma from TAFE/relevant University degree or experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, promotion, delivery and review of community engagement and/ or events and programs for the community within a cultural institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and continuous self-improvement as well as a positive approach to change, flexibility and adaptability in the work environment.
  • An enthusiastic and engaging approach to providing excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a team member and independently, with proven time management and organisational skills.
  • Experience and/or willingness to use various technologies to run programs and events (e.g. video editing and Zoom).
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively liaise, consult and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Competency in all MS office applications including word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher.
  • Well-developed knowledge and skills in technology with the ability to assist customers in the use of such technology.
  • Current Working with Children Check.
  • Current C class driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to EEO and WH&S principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake the physical requirements of the position as outlined in section Eight (8) of the position description.

What’s in it for you?

We promote equal access to opportunities within the organisation and we pride ourselves on creating a safe and engaging working environment.

We are dedicated to looking after our staff, because if we look after our people, we will be better placed to look after our community.

Eligible staff will be entitled to some of the following benefits:

  • RDO's - we value your work/life balance
  • Hybrid workplace - work from home up to 2 days per week
  • Subsidised gym membership through Fitness Passport with access to 810+ fitness facilities
  • Generous personal leave provisions (E.g. Long Service Leave after 5 years’ of continuous service, Parental Leave, Health & Wellbeing Days, Study Leave)
  • High quality training and development opportunities 

How to apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the APPLY NOW button
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only
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  • For further information about the role, please contact Jenn Martin,  on (02) 9391 7005 during business hours
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360

CLOSING DATE:  11:59PM on Sunday 19 March 2023

Woollahra Council is committed to responding to its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in undertaking all measures that are reasonably practical to ensure the health and safety of all our workers. As of 1st December 2021, new employees must be fully vaccinated (minimum two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence seven days prior to commencement.

Should an applicant indicate that they wish to seek an exemption on medical or other grounds, they will need to provide evidence of their circumstances such as an accepted certified medical contraindication.

Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

We are committed to reconciliation and strongly encourage all applicants, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people, mature aged workers, LGBTIQ and other minority groups to apply.  

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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