Librarian Children and Youth Services

Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: Wellsford/Warkworth, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Join our team of talented professionals creating a wonderful customer experience
•    Learn new skills and engage with our diverse and vibrant community
•    Permanent, part-time 38 hours per week opportunity based at Mahurangi East Library


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Librarian - Children and Youth Services role in the Rodney Local Board, based at Mahurangi East Community Library.

We are looking for a new team member who has the confidence and creativity to engage with children and youth and their whanau. In this role you will develop, deliver and promote library services for children and youth. Working closely with the Children and Youth Senior Librarians based at Warkworth and Wellsford Libraries will help develop your own practice. Working collaboratively to provide services in all 3 libraries will be a priority.

Priorities for this role:
•    Being a champion for children and youth services
•    Bringing your passion for reading, libraries and your local community 
•    Working collaboratively within the library-based team and the wider Rodney library team  
•    Assisting with the daily operations of the library and assisting others in the team in their roles
•    Supporting and delivering regular children’s programmes and school holiday activities
•    Providing high quality readers advisory for children and youth
•    Enjoying working with people from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds particularly Pasifika and whānau Māori
He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for a person who displays positivity, warmth and is fun-loving, someone who knows how to engage with children and youth and has a lifelong love of books and reading. 


Your previous experience means that you will understand or have a growing knowledge of child development across age ranges. You may already be working in child or youth centered learning or have skills in developing programmes and activities for children and/or youth. You will always have an eye for health and safety in all that you deliver and be prepared to work within requirements in this area. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is inspired and excited about working with children and youth. Strong communication skills are a must and an ability to foster literacy and community engagement. You need to relate well to people of all ages and backgrounds, have strong digital skills and thrive in a team environment where all members support each other with the various tasks and opportunities that arise throughout the day.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Mahurangi East Library is situated in a larger community centre building well used by many throughout the week. In a beautiful setting, it is adjacent to a large public reserve and is central to the Mahurangi East (Snells Beach) village.


This is a permanent opportunity working 38 hours per week on a variable schedule. You will need to be available for weekend work on Saturday mornings which is shared between team members on a rostered basis.


Applications close Tuesday 27th Feb

To view full position description: click here 

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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.