Library Digital Experience Manager, The Library

Sydney, Australia
$146,398 to $156,342 p.a.
21 Jul 2023
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Ongoing Position
  • Western’s Penrith Campus

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The Library is seeking an experienced professional to fill the ongoing role of Library Digital Experience Manager.

About the Role

The Library is seeking an experienced manager, with strong technical skills and a vision for the future, to lead our Digital User Experience team. As the Library Digital Experience Manager, you will lead a team responsible for the design, configuration, support and administration of the Library’s digital client-facing engagement initiatives, its discovery interfaces and associated projects that support the University’s academic program and research strengths. Ensuring the team is at the forefront of learning, teaching and research initiatives and directions within the Library, and supports digital service transformation and reinvention via ongoing co-creation with the University community to ensure optimal digital experiences is key to being effective in this role. Skills in leading and engaging with change, creating a team environment which fosters proactive thinking and cross-team engagement will enable your success as the Library reimagines its services and how we bring knowledge creation to life.

Skills and Experiences

The successful candidate will have:

  • Extensive relevant experience at a management level and possession of a relevant degree, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Eligibility for professional membership of Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of and recent experience with discovery interfaces and digital engagement trends as they apply to client focussed services in large academic libraries
  • Extensive experience in developing and communicating team objectives, priorities, and organisational values to them and an ability to plan strategically in an academic environment.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 35 hour work week
  • Flex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions
  • Work from home options  

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Please submit an application ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for more information. 

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 9 $146,398 to $156,342 p.a. (comprising Salary of $123,708 to $132,111 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Ms Lisa Tyson, Associate Director via email

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Friday 11 August 2023

Working Rights in Australia – Eligibility: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.