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, 16 community branches and two mobiles libraries. Our network spans four 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?'

There are currently two vacancies.

Lead, Donor & Grants

Permanent part-time, 45.6 hours per fortnight
Band 7, $92,138 - $102,340 plus superannuation

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
  • Poven 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.

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 Wednesday 3 February2021

Position Description Job Application Guide

Coordinator, Venue Hire

Permanent full-time, 76 hours per fortnight
Band 6, $82,751 - $89,624 plus superannuation pro rata

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.
  • Leading the venue hire team and modelling GRLC values in your team behaviours and customer experience.
  • 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.

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 Sunday 24 January 2021

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.”


Children's & Youth Services Librarian

“Libraries are vibrant community spaces where everyone is welcome – they are free and inspiring. I love meeting new people who are interested in books and stories. Being part of the Children’s and Youth Services team is very rewarding and lots of fun. We sing to babies, dance with toddlers, tell stories to pre-schoolers, teach children how to code and build robots. And - we inspire everyone to read. It’s a great job!”


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.”



Permanent part-time, 60.8 hours per fortnight
Band 5, $68,774 - $79,084 plus superannuation pro rata

This is a hands-on role that requires both the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. You are a pragmatic and creative thinker with a growth mindset to serve the ever-changing needs of our community. You will have demonstrated ability to use initiative and sound judgement when solving day-to-day customer service issues and be skilled at building relationships and work effectively to deliver outcomes. You clearly role model the right behaviours in a positive safety culture and know how to influence and partner effectively.

You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Supporting the provision of robust and current website, intranet and mobile communications platforms, devices and software.
  • Providing specialist ICT support on the specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of corporate web systems, business systems, digital platforms and software.
  • Identifying, updating and maintaining current web technologies critical to the design and delivery of responsive library and heritage services.
  • Engaging stakeholders to understand the library environment, and supporting the implementation of new technologies that meet the needs to GRLC staff and library users.

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 Friday 9 October 2020

Position Description Job Application Guide

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