Manager Libraries and Learning

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Judy Jaeger, Group Manager, Culture, Community and Recreation,
Contact Number
02 4939 1040
Maitland City Council, NSW



Manager Libraries and Learning

  • Culture, Community & Recreation
  • Permanent full time
  • Competitive salary package on offer!
  • Applications close 12 February 2023
  • Apply Now

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the reimagining of Maitland Libraries to facilitate contemporary & impactful services for our community.

Maitland is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with over 90,000 residents. With a diverse and growing economy Maitland is rapidly gaining a reputation as a dynamic place to invest and do business. It’s also a desirable place to visit that is matched with idyllic liveability.

At Maitland City Council we are focused on investing in innovative and authentic leaders who are passionate about impacting the local community and contributing to Council’s strategic vision.

The organisation is going through an exciting period of change, with a focus on exceptional Customer Experience, both now and through planning for the future.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead in a reimagining of Maitland Libraries to facilitate contemporary and impactful services for our community. The Manager, Libraries and Learning will lead the delivery of the library strategy, operational plan and delivery program to ensure services and programs reflect community interests and priorities, promote connection, learning and growth, and encompass the evolving cultural and social needs of our growing community. Reporting to the Group Manager for Culture, Community and Recreation, this role provides a unique opportunity for an accomplished people leader to guide and develop the team in the delivery of positive experiences and programs for our community.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess a degree qualification in Library Science, Information Studies or Information Management, Business Administration, Social Science, Education, Community Development or equivalent, coupled with extensive contemporary leadership and management experience.

You will have demonstrated experienced in delivering customer-centred service programs, leading organisational change, and supporting a culture of continuous improvement. Your strong coaching, leadership and stakeholder management skills will be complimented by your ability to develop and execute the strategic vision for our Library and Learning team.


This is a permanent full-time role with a competitive salary package on offer (including a vehicle), which will be negotiated at time of offer with the successful candidate. Managers are entitled to take special paid leave during the period of Council’s annual shutdown over the Christmas period (typically 3-4 days), and an additional five days special paid leave each year for professional development.

Council also offers its staff a range of other benefits, including access to flexible work arrangements, study assistance as well as health and wellbeing programs.


If after reading the role charter you have any questions, please contact Judy Jaeger, Group Manager, Culture, Community and Recreation, on 02 4939 1040.

Applications close: Sunday 12 February 2023

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council also completes a range of other pre-employment checks which may include reference checks, psychometric testing, or a criminal history check. For more information about the recruitment process, visit our website and search ‘work with us’.

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

 Role Charter: Manager Libraries & Learning PDF 702.59 KB

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