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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.

Permanent Full-time, 70 hours per fortnight @ Leopold
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 full-time Children’s and Youth Services Librarian position, based at Leopold.
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 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 25 August 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, 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

How do I join the library team?

Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from First Nations peoples and people with diverse gender identities and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, ability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for and represent our community.

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 obtaining valid Working with Children and Police checks.

Our recruitment process is merit-based, fair and equitable. Applicants are assessed against the role responsibilities, qualifications and experience required for each position, which includes consideration of your fit with our culture, the team and tasks that need to be performed.

Read our guide on how to apply.

Our people

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

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.”

Library Officer

"It's so rewarding working in an environment that encourages lifelong learning and gives you the opportunity to help people advance their knowledge in so many varied ways. Working in a library is always new and exciting; there’s never a day when I know what questions I might get asked! I love that I get to become a part of the lives of our regular visitors and be able to celebrate our diverse community."

Library Officer

"I love working at GRLC as it allows me to make a difference to people's lives, even if only a small one, and because I'm surrounded by staff who feel the same way."


Children's & Youth Services Librarian

“I feel so grateful to work in such an amazing community. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing you are helping to enable your customers to engage, whether it be through a conversation over the phone, a face-to-face interaction where you see the moment of understanding cross your customers face, or in an energetic children’s program.”


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

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