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The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is one of Victoria’s largest library networks covering some 5,500 square kilometres providing library and heritage services to people living in urban, rural and coastal areas. There is a central library, the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 16 Community Libraries, two mobile libraries and a Home Library Service.

We are committed to equipping staff with the knowledge and skills required to provide excellent customer experience and opportunities for a fulfilling career. As a proud organisation, we promote our vision of ‘A thriving regional community enriched by reading, empowered by learning and inspired by information and ideas’.

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.

GRLC is an equal opportunity employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the community. Geelong Regional Library Corporation values equal opportunity and strives to create an inclusive and welcoming work environment that represents the diverse community we service. Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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 Corporate Services team to discuss at any time on 03 4201 0512 or at jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au.. We will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable request.

How do I join the library team?

Our current vacancies are listed below.

Before applying:

  • Find out more about our organisation by browsing our website
  • Read the position description for the role
  • Read the Job Application Guide

There are currently three vacancies.

Permanent Full-time
$82,751 - $89,624 plus superannuation

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the team providing exemplary library services at our Lara Library.  A deep understanding of the role of public libraries, experience in engaging and leading customer centred teams, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are required.

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria.

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

Applications close Midnight, Sunday 22 March 2020

Position Description Job Application Guide

Executive Manager, Digital Solutions and Innovation

Permanent full-time, 76 hours per fortnight

Come lead ‘all things technology’ in an organisation that places innovation and next practice at the forefront of what we offer to customers. As the Executive Manager, working closely with a cohesive Executive Leadership Team and a knowledgeable Digital Solutions and Innovation Team, your strong experience at senior level helps position your vision for Technology and Innovation at GRLC. You translate this vision and deliver outcomes thanks to your ability to work closely with stakeholders and to manage projects and change. Strong contemporary leader, you have successfully demonstrated your ability to coach and grow the capabilities of your team members.
You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Leading, driving and delivering community focused, excellence driven and next-practice innovative technologies that continue to ground the GRLC as a leader in the industry;
  • Leading, driving and delivering all aspects of library technologies including the critical functions of ICT infrastructure, networks, systems, software, data security, disaster recovery, mobile technologies, emerging technologies and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training and development for staff and the community;
  • Overseeing all operations including information systems, data analysis and record keeping.

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria. 
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

 

Position Description Job Application Guide

Manager, Content and Access

Permanent full-time, 76 hours per fortnight

Band 7, $92,138 - $102,340 plus superannuation

An opportunity has emerged for an experienced and passionate Content & Access Manager to join the team at the GRLC. This role is recognised by internal and external stakeholders as a key authority on library services related to the strategic direction and operational delivery of Content & Access.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in the delivery of Content and access services including: acquisition, cataloguing, processing of library materials and the creation and maintenance of database records, preferably within a public library setting.
You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • A holistic view of content at Geelong Regional Libraries – print, digital, born digital, digitised
  • The delivery and responsibility for implementation of reader development strategy
  • A collaborative, network-wide, community and customer-focussed approach to continuous development, enhancement and management of content and access
  • A strategic focus on the management and discoverability of content through contribution to the deployment, development and management of the LMS and discovery systems
  • A strategic focus on the accessibility of the collections for people with diverse abilities
  • Evidence-based decision-making for development and management of content and for the direction of core systems for data management and discoverability
  • A strategic focus on the management of metadata, to ensure data integrity and discoverability, removing barriers to finding content easily
  • A forward thinking and innovative approach to new content creation, focused on the customer

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria. 
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

 

Position Description Job Application Guide

Permanent full-time, 70 hours per fortnight
Band 6, $82,751 - $89,624 plus superannuation

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the team providing exemplary library services at our Lara Library.  A deep understanding of the role of public libraries, experience in engaging and leading customer centred teams, the capacity to build relationships with diverse community members and a relevant tertiary qualification are required.

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria.

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

 

Position Description Job Application Guide

Coordinator, Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Permanent part-time, 60.8 hours per fortnight

Band 6, $82,751 - $89,624 plus superannuation pro rata

This is a rare opportunity to own the HSW portfolio in a value-based organisation committed to providing a safe space for our community. Working as part of the People and Business Operations team, you will make your mark and strengthen the existing OHS processes and implement targeted, relevant and effective wellbeing programs for team members.
Committed to making a difference by listening and partnering with stakeholders, you have a strong understanding of best practice in your field and happy to recommend and own your area of responsibility to ensure the organisation focuses on the right solutions and opportunities.
You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Establishing a clear, consistent and transparent framework and process for all HSW related activities
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the HSW programs and initiatives in partnerships with internal customers and stakeholders
  • Ensuring continuous improvement through overall hazard and risk mitigation
  • Leading investigations and supporting corrective action implementation
  • Coaching and supporting teams to ensure understanding and compliance with a strong proactive focus
  • Contributing and advising on best practice and opportunities to continue to position libraries as an inclusive and safe environment for staff and the community
  • Foster a safe and healthy work environment that contributes to the wellbeing of all GRLC staff.

The Position Description and the application guide are linked below. Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and statement addressing the key selection criteria. 
Please note, applications which do not address the key selection criteria outlined in the Position Description cannot be considered.

 

Position Description Job Application Guide

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