Relief Librarian

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Kelly Brettargh, Library Operations and Customer Service Lead 
Contact Number
T: (08) 9278 4488 during business hours
City of Boroondara Council, WA



Relief Librarian

  • Join our friendly and dynamic Library team
  • Relief role working across all sites (weekdays and weekends)
  • $40.3347 per hour (plus 25% casual loading)

An exciting opportunity is available at Boroondara Library Service for positive and self-motivated librarians with a strong customer focus, to join our team of relief staff, committed to providing high quality library experiences to the Boroondara community. 

Please note that these are relief positions and there are no guaranteed hours of work and successful applicants may be offered shifts at any of our libraries within Boroondara.  

A little bit more about the role

If you enjoy working with people in a busy customer service environment, this is an ideal opportunity for a librarian who has exceptional interpersonal skills and wants to be part of a community focussed library service. 

A little bit about you

We are seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a strong customer focus, to join our team committed to providing high quality library experiences to the Boroondara community. 

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of appropriate technical skills and current industry directions and high-level computing skills.  

Please note shifts may be offered:

  • Weekdays - between 8am and 9.15pm
  • Saturdays - between 9.30am to 5.15pm
  • Sundays - between 12.30pm to 5.15pm
  • School holidays, Christmas/New Year period and around public holidays

 Qualifications and Employment Requirements

  • Tertiary qualification which confers eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Applicants must have the ability to lift, push or carry library resources around library buildings (subject to appropriate Occupational Health and Safety regulations).
  • Preferred applicants will be required to undergo a National Police Record Check, hold a valid Working with Children Clearance, and undertake a medical assessment. 
  • All City of Boroondara employees must be fully vaccinated. Appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to provision of evidence of vaccination status or medical exemption prior to commencement.
  • Current driver's license is advantageous.

Want to know more?
Boroondara prides itself on its excellent community and support services. We consult with the community to ensure that we deliver to their expectations with a strong focus on customer experience.

To gain a real insight into this fantastic opportunity please refer to the position description, or contact Kelly Brettargh, Library Operations and Customer Service Lead on (08) 9278 4488 during business hours for a confidential discussion.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online via the ‘Apply’ button by 11:59pm Tuesday 9 April 2024. All applications must be made via the online portal; no applications direct to the hiring manager will be considered.

Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers.  To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds. If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia. Council is a child safe organisation and as such, some applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check. Additionally, some applicants may also be required to undergo a National Criminal History check and/or medical check as per the requirements of the role.

Who are we?

The City of Boroondara is a metropolitan council, representing more than 170,000 people in the inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. A leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals. 

We like to challenge the norm and we are investing significantly in innovation and technology improvements in order to provide our customers with an even greater experience and engagement. We are putting our customers at the forefront of what we do with our organisation wide change initiative, the Customer Experience Improvement Strategy (CEIS).

You will be instrumental in driving this change across the organisation using best practice approaches to successfully support us from the now to our desired future state. 

With so much going on it’s a great time to join Boroondara!

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