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A progressive employer – are you with us?

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is recognised as an industry leader in Victoria.

The team at the GRLC is focussed on innovation and continuous improvement. We support our employees to fulfil their potential through a range of professional development, training and career progression opportunities. Our employees also enjoy flexible working arrangements and a great team culture.

We’re proud of the strong relationships we have with our community and partners which are based on care and mutual respect.

We take our mission to heart – to provide an exemplary public library service, creating opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.

We provide safe spaces for people to experience outstanding library experiences through our collections, services, programs and a calendar of learning, literacy and cultural events.

Our services are delivered across a network comprising of our flagship branch, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 18 community branches and three mobiles libraries. Our network spans five council areas and covers around 5,500 square kilometres.

If your values align with ours and you are up for the challenge of working for one of the region’s most successful and progressive organisations, we invite you to get in touch and consider a career at GRLC.

Our current vacancies are shown below. Advice about the application process can be viewed in the section 'How do I join the library team?'

Current vacancies listed below.

Mobile Library Officer

Permanent part-time, 58.5 hours per fortnight

Band 4, $61,790 - $66,717 plus superannuation

If you enjoy visiting beautiful remote locations near the sea, farming communities and the bush, are passionate about strengthening communities and understand the role of public libraries then this role might be for you!
This role will involve the operation of two Mobile Library Vehicles (Synchro and Automatic) in order to deliver much needed library resources to remote communities located within the five member councils. You will need to have a sound understanding of public libraries and its resources, and the ability to communicate effectively with customers in order to provide resources both physical and online.  As part of your role, you will be visiting multiple communities throughout the week including a fortnightly Saturday in Anglesea.
You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  •  Assist in the delivery of library services within member councils by operating mobile libraries as required. 
  •  Ensure collections and the vehicle are presented and maintained in an attractive, orderly, safe and secure manner promoting usage.
  •  Assist and advise members to access information and materials.
  •  As part of the overall library services team,  provide high quality, community focused library & information services and programs through the issuing, returning, display, shelving and promoting of library materials and the delivery of programs.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description will not be considered.

Applications Close Friday 22 October 2021

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Children's & Youth Services Librarian x 2

2 positions available, full-time, 70 hours per fortnight
Band 5, $68,774 - $79,087 plus superannuation

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people. As a member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, you will be enthusiastic and flexible, confident with and curious about new technologies and your proactive and cooperative approach will help us provide welcoming, inclusive and safe library spaces. We currently have two Children’s & Youth Services Librarian vacancies available based at our Torquay branch and the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre.
Experience in the preparation and delivery of literacy and reader development programs, programs that reach multi-cultural and Indigenous communities and improve access to other disadvantaged groups will be highly valued. 

Members of the Children’s and Youth Services Team:

  • Actively contribute to the provision of services in our branches that meet the recreational, cultural, information and education needs of children and young adults.
  • Develop and deliver literacy and reader development programs and services.
  • Provide outreach services to build awareness and engagement in our libraries.
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered. For more details please head to our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au

Applications Close Friday 22 October 2021


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Branch Librarian

Permanent, part-time, 54.75 hours per fortnight.

Band 5, $68,774 - $79,087 plus superannuation pro-rata

We are seeking a positive and pro-active individual to support the Chilwell library branch in all aspects of the delivery of an exceptional library service


A deep understanding of the role of public libraries, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are necessary in order for you to meet expectations in the role.

To be successful for the role, you possess:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and role of modern customer focused public libraries
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community
  • The ability to coach and develop others, monitor and measure performance and provide direct feedback in order to implement cultural change through contemporary leadership, staff engagement and coaching.
  • High level interpersonal skills to build strong relationships and positive partnerships.

In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:

  • As a learning organisation, we are committed to personal and professional growth and provide ample professional development opportunities
  • Every single role at GRLC contributes to meet the needs of our community, your role makes a difference for our members

• As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program and annual free vaccination reimbursement.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite, web based systems and library management systems. In addition, you will demonstrate an exceptional track record of fostering positive internal relationships and relationships with the wider library community. A tertiary qualification which allows for Associate Membership of ALIA is highly desirable

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications Close Friday 22 October 2021


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How do I join the library team?

Our current vacancies are listed on this website. Before applying for a role:

  • find out more about our organisation by browsing our website
  • read the position description for the role
  • read the Job Application Guide.

GRLC is a child safe and child friendly organisation committed to ensuring that all children who visit our libraries have the right to feel and be safe. Appointments to all positions are subject to successful applicants completing Working with Children and Police checks.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the community. The GRLC values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged.

We encourage expressions of interest and applications from people with a lived experience of disability, or long term illness or injury and people of all abilities, cultures, age, sex and gender. We welcome applications from individuals who may be returning to the workforce after a period of absence.

If you require additional support to make an application, or would like to obtain more information, or seek an adjustment to the selection process based on your specific needs, please contact a member of the People and Business Operations team to discuss at any time on (03) 4201 0512 or jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au.

Our people

Geelong Regional Library Corporation expects, supports and recognises knowledge and expertise, excellent customer service, creativity and innovation, flexibility and accountability.

Shane
Coordinator, People

“I enjoy working for the library because of the people: I haven’t met a single person here who isn’t passionate about what they do.  I also know that I’m working for an organisation which genuinely strives to deliver the best possible service to the community.
The People and Business Operations Team in one word? Collaborative. We have open and honest communication and each member of the team supports each other, regardless of the task at hand.”

 

Vesela
Library Officer

“I love being surrounded by people like me – people who are curious and who never stop chasing their dreams! I’m very pleased to be a part of such a diverse, highly motivated and knowledgeable community. For me, working at the Dome is a huge privilege. I feel great seeing people of all ages and backgrounds getting together, enjoying the atmosphere and growing our future.”

 

Laura
Heritage Reading Room & Archives Officer

“I have some really lovely interactions, especially with regular visitors.  Every day I also learn something new through the research enquiries and questions from our visitors. I never know who is going to walk through the door, or what I'm going to be asked, which keeps things fun and fresh.

All the staff here genuinely care about providing a great library service. There are people here from all backgrounds and ages, making it a really diverse workplace. I am constantly learning from my colleagues.”

 

 

Permanent part-time, 3 days a week

Band 5, $68,774 - $79,087 plus superannuation (pro-rata)

A new and exciting opportunity is available for an experienced payroll professional to join our passionate and fun Organisational Performance & Development team. The Payroll Officer works closely with the Finance & Payroll Coordinator to ensure we deliver an effective and efficient payroll function to all staff across the Geelong Regional Library Corporation. We welcome candidates with the right skill set and experience to apply, that may need adjusted working hours to suit family commitments and work/life balance. The position is permanent part time, 3 days a week with the opportunity to tailor working hours accordingly.

You have proven experience in a similar role. You possess well developed customer service, time management and problem solving skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and work under minimal supervision.  You also have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and are able to work effectively within a team environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Coordinator Finance & Payroll, ensuring staff are paid accurately and timely.
  • Positively contributing and identifying ongoing and regular improvements to all payroll related practices, systems, processes and documentation.
  • Developing and nurturing partnerships with relevant stakeholders including internally and with the City of Greater Geelong.
  • As part of the Organisational Performance & Development Team, providing efficient and effective payroll administrative support.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement while modelling behaviours in line with GRLC values.

Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

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