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Our team: curious, caring, skilled and confident

The Geelong Regional Libraries' purpose is to provide a thriving public library service that boosts our communities’ health, prosperity, connectedness and belonging. This is particularly pertinent as we contribute to the recovery of the region during and post pandemic.

We are a consistently recognised leader in Victoria’s public library sector and provide services across the five local government areas that are part of the G21 region. This includes 19 libraries and three mobile library services.

We aspire to be regional leaders in technology and innovation so that, as the custodians and distributors of accumulated knowledge and resources, we can ensure universal access for everyone, whether online, in our libraries, or through outreach and innovative partnerships.

We create safe and welcoming spaces for everyone and host a rich calendar of learning and cultural programs and events with live audiences and via online platforms.

We continue to embed an organisational culture that is curious, caring, skilled and confident to experiment during these transformative times.

We are focussed on establishing strategic frameworks and systems that will ensure we are known as a sustainable, well governed and future focussed organisation.

Careers at Geelong Regional Libraries

Thank you for considering a career at Geelong Regional Libraries! Advice about the application process can be viewed in the section 'How do I join the library team?' below.

Current vacancies are shown below.

Casual role

Band 3, $33.78 per hours plus 25% loading plus superannuation

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic people to undertake the role of Library Officer Casual with the Geelong Regional Library Corporation.

You will have a deep understanding of the role of public libraries and be responsible for the delivery of frontline customer focused service to a diverse community.
To be successful for the role, you possess:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the role of the modern customer focused public library.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to provide outstanding customer service to a diverse community.
  • An ability to recommend suitable collection choices and instruct in the use of library technologies.
  • The ability to assist in the delivery of activities for all community members, which may consist of Story Time and Baby Time sessions, Book Chats and other similar programs.

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

There is currently no end date for applications. We are looking to hire a number of Library Officer casuals.

Please see the position description attached for details.

We will be undertaking rolling interviews i.e. candidates will be invited for interviews or phone screens as they apply.

Position Description

Two Permanent full-time 70 hours per fortnight - The role can also be split into .5 EFT Band 5 ISL roles

Band 5, $73,331 - $84,328 plus superannuation

This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about Information Services, readers advisory and community connection. The Information Services Librarian at Geelong West and Chilwell plays a key role in supporting literacy - traditional and digital.
The successful applicant will:

  • Use, understand, anticipate and respond to developments in print and online information retrieval in order to confidently deliver information services to library customers
  • Understand the information needs of customers, their capabilities and constraints
  • Provide learning opportunities in the areas of reader advisory and engagement and literacy development for library staff and customers
  • Develop and deliver information retrieval and technology training programs and individual support to library staff and customers, including implementation of technology and e-resources
  • Support the Library Coordinator in their day-to-day activities and be prepared to act in their position as required
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with relevant stakeholders, with a focus on the library as a dynamic and key contributor to community information and technology needs
  • Contribute to GRLC forward planning processes particularly in relation to emerging technologies, devices and online information resources

You must indicate on your application your preferences for the role and indicate preferences regarding full-time or part-time options.

Applications close Thursday 14 July 2022.

Applicants encouraged to apply immediately. Shortlisting and interviews of candidates will commence prior to application closing date. Please do not delay submitting your application.

Position Description

Permanent Part-time, 56 hours per fortnight
Band 5, $73,331 - $84,328 plus superannuation

Have you ever seen a story time and thought ‘I could do that!’ or looked at a group of teenagers and thought ‘I speak their language!’. We are looking for a part-time Children’s and Youth Services Librarian position, based at Corio.
As a member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, you will be enthusiastic and flexible, confident and agile with new technologies and your proactive and cooperative approach will help us provide welcoming, inclusive and safe library spaces.
This is an incredible opportunity to work within a dynamic library service to impact community outcomes for our young members.


What we offer

  • Develop and deliver your own programs – bring out your creativity!
  • Undertake outreach and build community connections
  • Mentoring and guidance from the Library Coordinator and Manager, Children’s and Youth Services
  • Be part of a supportive team where you don’t need to be worried about your singing voice or wearing silly hats!
  • Having input into Junior and YA collections and undertaking collection maintenance

What you offer

  • Passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people in the community
  • A dynamic, self-motivated, and skilled worker with experience in engaging children and young people
  • Experienced in developing effective partnerships and developing programs that respond to needs of the community
  • Youth work experience desirable but not essential

Please follow the application process as detailed within the position description.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 14 July 2022.
Applicants encouraged to apply immediately. Shortlisting and interviews of candidates will commence prior to application closing date. Please do not delay submitting your application.

Position Description

Fixed-term 9-month parental leave contract, until Friday 28 April 2023
Part-time, 45.6 hours per fortnight
Band 4, $66,237 - $71,368 pro-rata plus superannuation

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to join an industry leader in a thriving regional community. As the Roster Administration Officer you are responsible for the allocation of our Library Officer shifts at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, and across all City of Greater Geelong libraries, ensuring staff have all shifts filled within a reasonable time frame. You will be working closely with your part-time Roster Administration Officer Counterpart, Library Coordinators and Operations Manager, ensuring great customer service. Rostering experience is desirable however training will be provided to the successful applicant.
Ideally you will have experience of working in a library or administration environment preferably with demonstrated experience in the creation and communication of rosters and a high level of attention to detail, organisational and time management skills. Experience in engaging and working with a customer focused team, the capacity to build relationships and a relevant tertiary qualification are highly regarded in order for you to meet expectations in the role.

Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing effective and efficient rostering and administrative services to support the provision of exemplary library services at the iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and City of Greater Geelong libraries
  • Review and ensure the timely and accurate provision of staff to support the daily branch roster
  • Act as the point of contact for GRLC library staff in relation to rostering and leave requirements
  • Support the GLHC Library Coordinator in the delivery of library services as required   

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.

To apply:
Please follow the application process as detailed within the position description.
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

Applications close Sunday 24 July 2022.

Position Description

Fixed-Term, full-time, 76 hours per fortnight (until Friday 30 June 2023)
Band 7, $96,566 - $107,258 plus 10.5% superannuation

Looking for something with a difference, then the best time to try that change is now. This is also available as a secondment opportunity.
Geelong Regional Library Corporation has a key management fixed-term opportunity, working in a supportive and collaborative division, committed to achieving impactful community outcomes.  

Working for GRLC will enable you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. You will feel productive and useful; you will experience enjoyment and you will be valued by the people you are working with.  

This role offers the fantastic opportunity to lead the team at GRLC. Managerial experience along with a deep understanding of the role of public libraries, an ability to engage, lead and coach customer-centred teams, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are essential.

The key areas of responsibility include:

  • Lead, develop and coach individuals and capable teams to enable innovative and contemporary ways of working, thinking and delivering services
  • Ensure the consistency of provision and delivery of high quality, community focused library and information services and programs that respond to community needs and expectations 
  • Lead a continuous improvement culture that is dynamic, resilient and collaborative
  • Manage GRLC’s Occupational Health and Safety objectives and Child Safe Standards ensuring community libraries remain safe spaces for staff and community
  • Build and nurture connections – locally, within the region and across the industry
  • Foster positive relationships that create and maintain collaboration with key community groups, Local and State Governments and other key stakeholders


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 meeting the needs of our community; your role makes a difference for our customers.
  • As a value-based and caring employer, we also offer purchase leave arrangements, carry-over arrangements from the Local Government sector, local Employee Assistance Program, and annual free vaccination reimbursement.
  • 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. 

To Apply:

Please follow the application process as detailed within the position description.
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

 

Applications close Sunday 24 July 2022.

Position Description

Band 6 - $85,027 - $92,089 plus 10% superannuation

Fixed-term until 30 June 2024, .8 EFT (60.8 hours per fortnight)

Are you compassionate, responsive and committed to working with teams to help them deliver quality customer service to community with diverse and complex needs? Are you passionate about supporting community access to opportunities, networks and resources so that they can build connections that will help them achieve their goals and build resilience?

Geelong Regional Library Corporation are looking for a Coordinator, Community Development, who lives the values above and can support us to develop and implement initiatives to build frontline workforce capacity to understand and respond to the needs of our diverse communities. They will also support the teams through targetted capability building, provision of debriefing and support and appropriate training to deliver on strategic goals and objectives outlined within the Library Plan.

As the successful candidate, you will have significant experience building relationships, networks and collaborations within the community, and experience in community development or a community services organisation, with specialist knowledge in either homelessness, mental health and/or drug and alcohol responses.

An engaging communicator, you will help us embed an understanding of community development principles of empowerment, inclusion and diversity and collaboration and participation.

If working to facilitate better outcomes for the community, taking on new challenges and exploring new horizons is your jam, then please read the position description below and apply for the role.

Please follow the application process as detailed within the position description.

Applications close 1 June 2022

Position Description

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.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation (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.

Permanent Full-time, 70 hours per fortnight @ Torquay

Permanent Part-time, 56 hours per fortnight @ Geelong

Band 5, $71,893 - $82,674 plus superannuation

Have you ever seen a story time and thought ‘I could do that!’ or looked at a group of teenagers and thought ‘I speak their language!’.

We are looking for two full-time Children’s and Youth Services Librarian positions, one based at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre and the other at Torquay.

As a member of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, you will be enthusiastic and flexible, confident and agile with new technologies and your proactive and cooperative approach will help us provide welcoming, inclusive and safe library spaces.

These are two incredible opportunities to work within a dynamic library service to impact community outcomes for our young members.
What we offer

  • Learn and develop your own programs – bring out your creativity!
  • Undertake outreach and build community
  • Mentoring and guidance from your Library Coordinator and Manager, Children’s and Youth Services
  • Be part of a supportive team where you don’t need to be worried about your singing voice or wearing silly hats!
  • Having input into Junior and YA collections and undertaking collection maintenance

Applications should be made via our website www.grlc.vic.gov.au where a Position Description is available and the application process is detailed.

Applications marked “private and confidential” including a covering letter, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the key selection criteria (no longer than two pages) and three professional referees should be forwarded by email to Subha Simpson, Manager, People and Culture at jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au
 

Applications close 10 April 2022 


Position Description

 

Our people

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

 

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.”

 

 

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