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.
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;
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
Position Description Job Application Guide
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:
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
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:
In return, you will receive many benefits from us including:
• 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.
Our current vacancies are listed on this website. Before applying for a role:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geelong Regional Library Corporation expects, supports and recognises knowledge and expertise, excellent customer service, creativity and innovation, flexibility and accountability.
“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.”
“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.”
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“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.”
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:
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