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Melton City Council

Position title: Education Partnerships Facilitator

Permanent Full Time, Salary Range $69, 542 – $80, 079 pa + 9.5% Super (+ RDO).

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday 5 February 2021

About the role

The Opportunity

 Melton City Council acknowledges the fundamental role that Libraries and Arts play in the making of vibrant, culturally rich communities.  Reporting to the Team Leader Literacy, Learning and Partnerships in the Libraries and Arts service unit, the role of Education Partnerships Facilitator is key to delivering priority areas for Melton City Libraries as envisioned in Creative Melton 2030.  These include

  • Working proactively to engage the whole of community with libraries, learning and creativity
  • Building a culture of reading to engage all ages and abilities with books and writing
  • Employing evidence based practice to develop and review services, collections and programs
  • Working in partnership to deliver collaborative services

Key Responsibilities

 The Education Partnerships Facilitator will

  • Develop and build strategic partnerships with education institutions in the municipality that develop awareness of library services and create opportunities for improved learning outcomes.
  • Deliver high quality customer service at Council’s library facilities that is responsive to community needs.

 About you

 To be successful in this role you will have the following:

 A tertiary qualification in either professional membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association or in Education or Community Development together with public library experience.

  • Experience working in an education or learning environment.
  • Experience in program development and delivery for young people.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too.  Council has a diverse and vibrant team serving our diverse and vibrant community and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture

Benefits

There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council:

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit https://meltoncity.recruitmenthub.com.au/Staff-Benefits/

For further information, please contact Sarah Restuccia on 9747 5329

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Visit: https://meltoncity-vacancies.applynow.net.au/

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Further information

About Melton City Council

 The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs, and we want you to enjoy the benefits that best work for you and your stage of life.  We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and countless opportunities for professional and personal development. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title: Lead, Donor & Grants

Permanent Part-time, 45.6 hours per fortnight, Band 7, $92,138 – $102,340 plus superannuation pro-rata

Closing date: Wednesday 3 February 2021

About the role

The Lead, Donor and Grants is part of a passionate and highly-functioning Cultural Development and Community Engagement team. We’re searching for an individual who will be able to think strategically to grow our donor base, develop our grants and donor program and build new corporate relationships.

This role will appeal to an in individual with the following skillset:

  • An exceptional communicator with strong influencing skills and discretion
  • Passion for and knowledge of fundraising industry trends and best practice
  • Demonstrable experience in identifying and successfully gaining grants and other funding opportunities
  • Proven ability to increase program revenues
  • Skilled in delivering on-time and on-budget and to strategic priorities.

To be successful, you will require a deep understanding and appreciation of the full spectrum of fundraising management, strong business acumen and extensive experience in the donor and/or grants space. Your personal commitment to supporting the delivery of an outstanding service for the broader community will be rewarded in this high profile, highly-regarded cultural and community institution.

For further information, contact Shane Brown, People Coordinator, Geelong Regional Libraries, on (03) 4201 0511, Shane.Brown@grlc.vic.gov.au 

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via the Geelong Regional Libraries website where the application process is detailed.

Hume Libraries (Sunbury)

Position Title: Youth Engagement and Programs Librarian (102265)

Temporary full-time to January 2022 Parental leave replacement, 35-hour week – weekend and evening shifts, RDO – 9-day fortnight,  $75,452 pa (Band 5) plus super

Closing date: Tuesday 2 February 2021

About the role

Duties

  • Undertake customer service shifts including one later shift until 8.15pm weekly and one Saturday morning in four as rostered
  • Supervise work experience students
  • Plan and deliver youth programs
  • Build relationships with young people in the library and in the community through outreach to schools and youth-focused organisations.
  • Assist customers with IT queries including printing and scanning of documents
  • Demonstrate library applications and e-resources to customers
  • Maintain e-collections as directed by the team leader

Skills and experience

  • Graduate Diploma in Information Management or equivalent, facilitating eligibility for professional membership of the Australian Library and Information Association and/or equivalent experience in youth engagement and program facilitation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in electronic and print-based information resources
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills together with the ability to develop rapport and engage with a broad range of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds including internal and external organisations with a particular focus on young people
  • Demonstrated experience in youth engagement, programming and events
  • Strong organisation and time management skills to prioritise workflows and plan and deliver programs to meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop and maintain collections
  • Demonstrated ability to convey technology and library literacy to the community
  • Ability to develop working relationships with staff and work together in a team environment;
  • Public library experience an advantage
  • Current Driver’s Licence and current Working with Children’s Check

For further information please contact Christine Denis on 9356 6970.

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via the Hume City Council – Jobs and Opportunities

Further Information

About Hume Libraries

Hume City Council is located on the northern fringes of Melbourne. We have six public libraries servicing a growing population of over 230,000 people. In 2018/19 Hume Libraries had over 700,000 visits and loaned 900,000 items.

Company profile

Hume City Council is a leader in local government and is recognised for its innovation, initiative, leadership, service, quality and support for its people.

Hume City is one of Australia’s fastest-growing communities and with more people choosing to call Hume home, we’re expected to welcome more than 57,000 new residents to our City over the next decade.

What we offer

With our high level of employee engagement, Hume City Council offers a great working environment where you can develop your career. We offer flexible work arrangements and other benefits, such as study assistance and interest-free loans for public transport. Our strong commitment to social justice and the environment provides opportunities for employees to participate in various programs.

Brimbank Libraries

Position Title: Learning Officer

Permanent, Part-time, 4 days for first year (28 hr per week), 3 days subsequent years (21.5 hrs per week) Band 6 Circa $85k (pro rata)+ super.

Closing date: Sunday January 31st, 5 pm.

About the role

Support and foster a wide range of strategic partnerships with Council, government, community, education providers and business to implement Brimbank’s Community Learning Strategy. Focus on supporting community consultation and promoting learning as a key aspect to other council policies and strategies.

Monitor progression and manage deliverables of a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure the outcomes of the strategy. Work with partners and stakeholders to identify gaps in learning opportunities and advocate to address disparities. Promote and disseminate positive messages about lifelong learning to increase engagement in learning across Brimbank’s diverse community through a range of communication channels.

The role sits within the Library Unit and reports to the Programs and Partnerships Coordinator.

Duties

  • Plan and implement the annual Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival (BWRF)
  • Drive and facilitate the implementation of the Brimbank Community Learning Strategy
  • Monitor progress against the strategy action points, providing updates to internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish and develop partnerships with both internal and external groups, creating a forum for community consultation and engagement
  • Identify and disseminate positive stories and share content to promote community learning across a diverse range of communication channels
  • Prepare comprehensive reports, statistics, briefings and presentations surrounding the implementation

For further information, Danielle Marie daniellem@brimbank.vic.gov.au 9249 4171 or 0408 666 943

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via the Brimbank City Council website – Vacancies

Further Information

Skills & Experience

  • Specialist experience in different lifelong learning and education principles
  • Tertiary qualification in education, community development, librarianship or similar relevant field
  • Excellent writing, organisational and project monitoring skills
  • Strong ability to engage the community, both from a consultative and greater engagement perspective
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills, ability to build partnerships and influence co-operation and engagement
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write successful grant applications
  • Understanding of strategy implementation, managing outcomes and ensuring clear understanding of expectations
  • Self-motivation, with a focus on continuous improvement and development mindset

Moonee Valley Libraries

Position Title: Online Engagement Librarian, Reference number: 13467

Permanent Full-Time Position, 35 Hours Per Week, Band LIB5 $74,423.63 – $86,408.27 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation.

Closing date: 11:45pm, Wednesday 27 January 2021

About the Role

The Opportunity

Playing a key role in online engagement with the community, you will ensure that Council has a connected community with access to information, learning and leisure in a socially-inclusive environment. Based primarily in the Sam Merrifield Library (Moonee Ponds), you will be responsible for overseeing and authoring the content of the library’s website and catalogue, as well as providing support in the creation of print and online communications collateral across the library service.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a strong customer-focused approach in all aspects of service delivery;
  • Coordinate and publish all library related content for the website and Council’s events calendar;
  • Manage the Libraries and Learning social media online presence, developing and publishing content within Council guidelines;
  • Develop approaches to engage with library members through the online presence; and,
  • Demonstrate leadership and a team approach to staff to ensure efficient operation of the library.

Skills & Experience

  • An under-graduate or post-graduate library and information science qualification acceptable for Associate membership (librarian) of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) together with relevant experience in the provision and promotion of public library services;
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills together with experience in delivering technology and online services within a public library setting;
  • Excellent understanding of the online environment including web authoring skills and the development of online content;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead staff and work well as part of a team, with excellent decision making and problem-solving skills; and,
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check.

For further information contact Justine Hanna, Team Leader Sam Merrifield Library & Customer Engagement on (03) 9242 1955. 

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Visit the Moonee Ponds Jobs available website.

Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Position Title Coordinator Venue Hire

Permanent, Full time, Band 6, $82,751 – $89,624 plus superannuation

Closing date: Sunday 24th January 2021

About the Role

The stunning Geelong Library & Heritage Centre is home to one of Geelong’s premium event spaces.  With inspiring architecture, superb catering and the latest in technology, this flexible venue attracts a range of community, government and commercial uses.  We are currently recruiting for a Coordinator Venue Hire to deliver excellence in venue hire and events coordination.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies to achieve GLHC venue hire revenue targets and growing its profile in key and niche markets.
  • Supervising and coordinating the day-to-day operations and administration of GLHC spaces for booking and use by internal and external clients.
  • Regularly monitoring and reporting on venue hire budget, bookings and sales leads and conversions
  • Creating a cohesive venue hire booking workflow and customer experience across the GRLC branch network.
  • Representing GRLC’s venue hire interests at internal functions and industry network meetings.

Ideally you will have experience in conference and events delivery, exemplary customer service skills and be accustomed to a hands-on approach.

For further information contact Shane Brown Shane.brown@grlc.vic.gov.au 03 4201 0511

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

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

Moonee Valley Libraries

Position Title: Library Collections Support Officer, Reference number: 13399

Permanent Part-Time Position, 14 Hours Per Week, Band LIB3 $34.17 – $37.65 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation.

Closing date:11:45pm, Wednesday 20 January 2021

About the Role

The Opportunity

As part of our Libraries and Learning team, you will be based primarily at the Niddrie branch and assist the Library Administration team with daily routine tasks required for swift circulation of incoming and outgoing library resources. You will also be responsible for providing excellent service to the users of Moonee Valley City Council across all libraries as required. Shifts are rostered in short blocks, every morning, Monday to Friday.

Responsibilities

  • Sort, pack and unpack library items for transfer between libraries;
  • Provide prompt, accurate, courteous and consistent customer service to ensure a positive experience for customers;
  • Undertake library tasks as required including placing reservations, joining new members, discussing and assisting with room, equipment and event bookings, issuing and returning loans, placing reservations, collecting fees and charges and shelving materials; and,
  • Assist customers in the use of equipment and technology such as computers, photocopiers, wireless internet access, online resources, library apps, eBooks and mobile devices.

Skills & Experience

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent is essential with customer service experience, commensurate with the requirements of work required of this position;
  • Understanding of the role of public libraries within the community;
  • Proficiency in the operation of relevant equipment and technology with the ability to troubleshoot computer and mobile technologies available to the public;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to resolve minor problems with clients and members of the public; and,
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check.

For further information call Nilupa Mahanama, Coordinator Collections and Customer Experience on 0447 644 328.

Download the Position Description here.

How to Apply

Visit the Moonee Ponds Jobs available website.

ALIA  and PLA jobs listing

To view positions available on the ALIA website visit – www.alia.org.au/jobs

To view positions available on the PLA website visit – www.pla.org.au/Job_Vacancies

Interested in becoming an information professional?

If you are interested in current librarian, information specialist and library technician courses, accredited and undergoing accreditation by ALIA visit the ALIA website – www.alia.org.au/lis-careers/accredited-courses-and-qualifications

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