Senior Libraries & Council Services Assistant Children & Youth

Date: 24-Jan-2023

Location: North Shore, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Senior Library and Council Services Assistant CAYS (Children and Youth Services)
  • Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, based at East Coast Bays Library
  • Permanent, 40 hours per week


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for you to join our friendly team with special responsibilities for ensuring a top-class children & youth service. If your goal is for career progression focussed on leadership within children and youth services, read on!


East Coast Bays library is a busy community library serving a diverse community. We are looking for a flexible all-rounder to join and contribute as part of a high achieving cohesive team.


You will be collaborating and supporting the team in the day to day running of the library. You will be a role model in providing great customer service to people of all ages and backgrounds. Daily you will be engaging with customers in the library, making it easy for them to access the various library resources and services that are available and ensuring that they have an unforgettable experience at the library.


In this role, in collaboration with senior librarian children and youth, you will have the opportunity to work closely within our local communities through a range of programmes: from children and youth activities in our library to outreach to community groups, schools, and early childhood centres. You will be also able to create and deliver fun and exciting learning programmes and initiatives, both in person and online.

He kōrero mōu: About you


We are looking for someone who:

  • Is motivated, organised, and able to independently design and deliver creative and exciting children and youth programming, displays and resources. 
  • Is experienced, knowledgeable, and confident in the use of multiple social media platforms and STEM resources; to engage with children and youth in different innovative ways.
  • Can work with local community groups to co-design to create new and exciting children and youth services.
  • Has interest in readers advisory especially children and youth as our customers are passionate readers and users of the library.
  • Has a strong people focused, and empathy driven work ethic. Along with a positive attitude, pride in their work and in the ability to influence others positively.
  • Has a flexible and collaborative approach to work, excellent communication, and attention to detail.
  • Is reliable, adaptable and fosters great relationships within the team and across the local board.
  • Enjoys a day-to-day busy library service and the opportunity to connect directly with our patrons, demonstrating excellence in customer service.
  • Has a strong people focused, and empathy driven work ethic.  Along with a positive attitude, pride in their work and in the ability to influence others positively.
  • A clean driver’s license is essential.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Along with the benefits that come with being a part of Auckland's largest employer, you will also be part of Australasia's largest public libraries and can make an impact in one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities. 
If you are enthusiastic about delivering children and youth library services, have a passion for literature and technology and can help others share your passion, we want to hear from you today!


Come be part of an exciting team making a difference to the community in Auckland.


This is a permanent full-time opportunity working 40 hours per week on a variable schedule. Current roster is Sunday - Thursday.


Application close off date:Tuesday 31st January 


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.