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Senior Library Assistant - Dunedin Public Libraries - Fixed Term 12 months

Dunedin Central

Reference: 4808456

  • Mobile and Home Services Team
  • Part time role
  • Anticipated start - October 2019

As Senior Library Assistant in our Mobile and Home Services team, your tasks will cover the full range of library circulation duties. You will be sole operator (including driving) of a Book Bus. You will enjoy promoting our collections to individuals and groups, and be capable of coaching customers in the use of digital collections.

You will have the ability to relate to people of all ages and cultural backgrounds, have a real interest in books and digital media, and understand the satisfaction of providing the right book to the right person. Excellent customer service, time management, and computer skills are vital in this role, as is the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

While there is no ideal height for working in the Mobile and Home Services team, candidates whose height is in excess of 175cm (5' 9") may find the working environment unsuitable due to the confined nature of the Book Buses. This position involves a variety of physical tasks, such as pushing heavy trolleys, and driving a manual shift heavy vehicle; you are on your feet for most of the day, and a high level of physical fitness is required.

A tertiary qualification in Library and Information Sciences, relevant library experience, and a Heavy Vehicle Licence (or the ability to get this) are desired, while a current New Zealand Driver Licence is essential.

The normal hours of work for this position are 17.5 hours per week, worked

  • Monday (8.30am to 1.00pm, and 5.15pm to 8.15pm),
  • Tuesday (8.30am to 5.00pm)
  • Wednesday (3.00pm to 5.30pm)

If you think you would enjoy this challenging role in what is a unique environment, we would love to hear from you.

Salary range: $49,654 to $58,416

Thank you for your interest in working at the Dunedin City Council. The application form and questionnaire comply with the safety checking requirements as prescribed in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. All applicants will be subject to police vetting prior to employment.


Applications Close: 23 Aug 2019