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Outreach and Indigenous Engagement Librarian, Library Services

Hawkesbury, Australia
$107,358 to $115,073 p.a.
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

Full-time, Ongoing Position
Hawkesbury Campus

About Western

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 12 campuses in Sydney and campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Surabaya, Indonesia – and more than 200,000 alumni, 50,000 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 13 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.  

This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person. Please refer to the Guidelines for Confirmation of Identity for Indigenous Australians for the requirements of this position.

The Library has a fulltime permanent opportunity for an Indigenous identified staff member within our Outreach & Engagement team.

The University core values - Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence – serve as guiding principles for our organisational culture and influence the work we do.

About the role

You will be an energetic, motivated and creative Librarian, who enjoys building mutually beneficial relationships. Reporting to the Precinct Librarian, you will take the lead in developing close working relationships with both Badanami and the Indigenous Centre of Excellence.

Utilising your enthusiasm, knowledge and skills, you will develop, create and deliver targeted library programs which focus on engaging and developing Indigenous students Academic Literacy Skills.

Equally balancing autonomy with working within a dynamic, innovative culture as part of a small team within and across the Precincts, you will demonstrate your initiative, networking skills and ability to think outside the box.

You will work across the Precincts, travelling to other campuses and external sites as required.

This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is nearing completion or recently graduated as a professional librarian. It will provide you with the opportunity to showcase your abilities and to make a difference.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing.

What We Offer in Return

At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Access to staff benefits – e.g. health and fitness programs such as fitness passport, café and restaurant deals, and many other goods and services

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application, Applicants will be shortlisted based on responses to the selection criteria.

Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $107,358 to $115,073 p.a. (comprising Salary of $90,719 to $97,238 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact JoAnne Witt via email at

Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Sunday 21 April 2024

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility

Please note: 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


Western Sydney University is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Western Sydney, the nation’s third largest economy and a region of great opportunity, diversity, challenge and growth. The University has a strong connection to Greater Western Sydney, working with its communities and businesses to contribute to the region’s growth. The University is culturally diverse, with approximately 3,315 staff and 44,000 students drawn from Australia and around the world.

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