Senior Librarian Children & Youth

Date: 19-Jul-2021

Location: NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We currently have an opportunity for someone to join our team as a Senior Librarian based at the Mahurangi East Community Library.  
Mahurangi East Library is based in the community of Snells Beach on the East Coast of the Mahurangi Peninsula.


A vibrant, family oriented and welcoming community where you will be playing a key role in your local community library. Daily, you'll be engaging with customers, making it easy for them to access a range of resources and ensuring that they have an unforgettable experience at the library.
This role is vital for connecting children, youth, families and whānau with services and programmes. You will be supporting the day to day running of the library and provide opportunities to engage the community in designing programmes and service initiatives.


A key aspect of this role is that you understand the importance of relationships within the Rodney Local Board communities. You will work with other staff members in the wider local board team particularly the other librarians in roles for children and youth. You will be a role model and coach for other staff in providing great customer service to children, youth and the wider whānau. 
He kōrero mōu: About you
You may be an experienced librarian with a LIANZA professional registration or you may have teacher registration in New Zealand. You may also apply if you have a tertiary qualification and allied work experience with children and youth that would allow you to complete the LIANZA registration process. 

You will have strong digital skills and enthusiasm for using a range of library and other technologies. 

You will the ability to collaborate in the development, implementation and delivery of services and programmes. 

As this is a role that involves working with children and youth, you will have the ability to relate well with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Excellent oral and written communication and readers advisory skills are essential. 

You will also have a strong interest in or knowledge of tikanga Māori and be comfortable incorporating this into your service.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Along with the benefits that come with being a part of Auckland's largest employer, you'll 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.
Applications close Monday, 2nd August

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.