Library Community Engagement and Innovation Officer
$71,990 - $83,406 pa (plus super)
Permanent Full Time
The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.
We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.
We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.
Greater Dandenong Libraries’ vision is connecting community to learn, engage and inspire. The two library branches in Dandenong and Springvale typically receive up to 1 million visitations annually. We offer a dynamic collection and virtual branch allowing 24/7 access to library resources and deliver an active programming and outreach model to the community.
There is an opportunity for a creative and passionate full-time Library Community Engagement and Innovation Officer to join our contemporary library service.
The role’s key objectives include:
- Engaging key stakeholders in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Library Services programs and events
- Developing and coordinated marketing activities including social media and online event promotion
- Contributing to the development of innovative programs to support lifelong learning
- Providing assistance in the strategic direction, forward planning and development of Library Services programs and events
The role also supports Library Service delivery including a weekly evening and monthly weekend shifts.
As a “Libraries After Dark” Library Service, we stay open until 10pm on Thursdays. This role will be required to work on rotation as required until 10pm on Thursdays.
As the successful applicant you will actively collaborate with key stakeholders and be a committed team member in the delivery of excellent service and working for continuous improvement. You will have capacity to interact effectively and positively with a diverse community, community groups and organisations, library and council staff.
Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.
You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.
The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.
Further information: Koula Kalaitzoglou, 8571 1793
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 5 March 2021