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 3 vacancies.

Executive Manager, Digital Solutions & Innovation

Permanent full-time, 76 hours per fortnight

Established in 1997, the Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is a consistently recognised industry leader in Victoria. Leading the way to enable our community to thrive, we take our mission to heart to be an exemplary library service and create opportunities for our community to read, learn, work and connect with each other and the world.
Not only are we the custodians and distributors of accumulated knowledge and resources, we are also leading the way in all things technology and innovation to ensure inclusive access of this knowledge for all of us to be enriched, empowered and inspired in our lives.
We enable a safe space for all users to have the best library experience at all ages and have an incredibly rich calendar of learning and cultural programs throughout our network inclusive of the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, our 16 community branches, 2 mobiles libraries and digital services across 4 local government areas.
We are honoured to undertake delivering on our important responsibilities and proud of strong established relationships based on respect, care and kindness.

Come plan and lead the future of GRLC in the innovation and digital space. As a strong advocate for ‘Libraries Change Lives’, we embrace the role of libraries at the heart of our communities and technology as a strong driver for transformation, innovative service delivery and business practices. We need a leader who understands the vital importance of public libraries in communities and who can develop and implement strategy that enables the community and the organisation to realise potential. Known for our leadership we are ready for another ambitious leap forward with the right person in the role.  As the Executive Manager you will work as an integral part of the Executive and lead a dedicated and knowledgeable Digital Solutions and Innovation Team.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 10 July 2020

Position Description Job Application Guide

Coordinator, Events & Production

12 month maternity leave position - Part-time (0.6)
$82,751- $89,624 per annum plus super (Pro Rata)

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation delivers world-class lifelong learning events and cultural programs.
We are looking for an Events & Production Coordinator to support the Events & Programming Manager in the development and delivery of the Corporation’s calendar of learning, literary and cultural events, including both physical and virtual events. To be successful you will need to be a confident event co-ordinator with program experience, possess exemplary attention to detail and an ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Working within a small functional area, you will thrive in an environment of creativity and accountability.
You will be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Co-ordinate all production and administrative aspects of the Corporation’s calendar of quality, contemporary lifelong learning events and cultural programs.
  • Ensure that the planning of the Events and Programming Unit is realised to its full potential within variable technical, programming and budgetary constraints.
  • Provide high-level organisational support to the Manager, Events and Programming and the Director, Word for Word Festival including liaison with writers, publishers and a range of key contractors and external stakeholdersLeading investigations and supporting corrective action implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar environment is essential for this position.

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, 5 July 2020.

 

Position Description Job Application Guide

Word for Word Festival Administrator

6 month fixed term - Part-time (0.6)
$61,790 to $66,717 per annum plus super (Pro Rata)

The Geelong Regional Library Corporation delivers world-class lifelong learning events and cultural programs. The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing and ideas, featuring world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions. In 2020, Word for Word Festival will embark on an exciting new online program that will ensure the accessibility of Australia’s only major literary event dedicated exclusively to non-fiction.
We are looking for an experienced administrator to support the Director, Word for Word Festival to ensure the successful delivery of a high quality, community-focused, accessible event. You will provide excellent administrative expertise, while also being able to build and foster relationships with sponsors, presenters and internal and external stakeholders.

You will be responsible for, but not limited to;

  • Prioritise own workload to ensure appropriate administrative support is provided to the Festival Director and other festival team members as required
  • Prepare and send all booking confirmations and presenter itineraries
  • Assist the Festival Director with financial and invoice related administration and budget requirements
  • Upload session content to ticketing website
  • Make minor corrections or changes to Festival website as required
  • Take and prepare minutes of Festival committee meetings for distribution
  • Attend and support Word for Word Festival sessions as required
  • Assist in the coordination of virtual (online) events including involvement with attendees and participants
  • Liaise closely with the Coordinator, Events and Production to assist in the delivery of the logistical requirements of the festival

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, 12 July 2020.

 

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.

Shane
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.”

 

Vesela
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.”

 

Lee
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!”

 

Laura
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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