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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?'

Collection Access Officer (Periodicals)

Permanent part-time, 45.6 hours per fortnight, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Band 4, $61,790 - $66,717 plus superannuation

We are looking for a team player with a strong customer focus and knowledge of cataloguing standards and acquisitions.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience in the delivery of collection services including: acquisition, cataloguing, processing of library materials and the creation and maintenance of database records, preferably within a public library setting.

The key areas of responsibility are:

  • Ensure that the community have timely and accurate access to materials.
  • Provide efficient and effective workflows associated with the acquisition, cataloguing and processing of library materials in line with community needs.
  • Create and maintain accessible and accurate database records complying with set cataloguing standards.
  • Effectively implement product development and management strategies and practices.
  • Cataloguing and acquisition of magazines for the library service.
  • Contribute to the ongoing success and coordination of the book club sets
  • Positively contribute and participate as a member of the Collection Access Team by providing ongoing and regular feedback on collection services practices, systems and processes and associated documentation.

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

Expressions of interest are to be made to Shane Brown, People Coordinator via jobs@grlc.vic.gov.au 

Applications Close COB 11th February 2022

Position Description Job Application Guide

Fixed-term 4 month maternity leave contract, full-time, 76 hours per fortnight
Band 4, $61,790 - $66,717 plus superannuation pro-rata

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 the 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

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

Applications Close 23 January 2022

Position Description Job Application Guide

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.

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.”


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.”


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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