Librarian - Community Response

Date: 08-Oct-2021

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Opportunity to design and deliver impactful experiences & events
•    Based at Central City Library, work closely with your local community
•    Frontline role in the fun, creative Unique Experiences team
He angitūtanga: The opportunity

The Unique Experiences team are responsible for the organization and delivery of library events and programming, community events, library activations and the delivery of day-to-day library services. The role requires some flexibility to work across the Central City Hub, including the Ellen Melville Community Centre, as required. 
An important part of the Librarian, Community Response role will be contributing to the day-to-day running of the Central City Library. As a senior member of the team, you will also be required to support staff with tough questions or manage any tricky issues. This role will require a confident person who enjoys finding solutions to challenges as they arise. 
The role will also focus on addressing the needs of our community as we journey through the effects of Covid and beyond. The types of “unique” offers we develop will depend on the need of the community, but there are huge opportunities for discussion groups, workshops and seminars, skills building initiatives, facilitating creative expression through exhibitions or performance, help with job seeking, literacy and working on special projects as they arise throughout the year. Alongside this there is a special focus on addressing the needs of some of our more underserved communities, forging connections with related organization, and creating opportunities to connect people with our library services in meaningful ways. 
He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for someone who enjoys working with people, is a team player and will help us deliver on our Community Hub vision into the future. 
Naturally, you’ll be a person who thrives on providing an extraordinary level of customer service. You will be an outstanding communicator and will be able to turn complexity into easy-to-understand ideas and solutions. 
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:
•    evidence of strong community engagement practices 
•    experience delivering community events, from the planning stages through to delivery and evaluation
•    an ability to lead small groups
•    confidence developing new relationships within the larger community
•    a proactive attitude to establishing new partnerships with organisations who have aligned goals
•    an excellent understanding on how to best utilise social media, technology & virtual platforms to promote, and in some cases deliver.

You also understand the importance of relationships with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and are committed to the recognition of te ao Māori in your role. Ideally you can pronounce and use basic te reo Māori in emails, meetings and conversations.  
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
This is a permanent full-time opportunity working 40 hours per week based at Central City Library. Our library is a Monday - Sunday operation so there is a requirement to work a late night (8pm) and a weekend day. 
You will be offered a challenge, huge variety and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community. You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!
If you have the required experience and a passion for designing and delivering impactful experiences & events, then we want to hear from you!
Applications close Thursday 21st at 11.59PM

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.