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Senior Library Technician Indigenous Metadata, Library Services

Sydney, Australia
$94,265 to $106,603 p.a.
Closing date
5 May 2024

Job Details

Full-time, Ongoing Position
Penrith Campus (Kingswood)

About Western

Western Sydney University is a top-ranking, modern, forward-thinking institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. Our core values of Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture focused on student-centered excellence. With 3,500 dedicated staff members, you can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact. Discover exciting opportunities with us!

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.

Library Services are seeking an experienced professional to fill the role of Senior Library Technician Indigenous Metadata.

About the role

The Information Resources Team performs administrative and technical activities that provide the Western Sydney University community with timely access to high quality information resources which are essential for Western Sydney research and teaching activities and the preservation and dissemination of Western Sydney University research outputs.

The Senior Library Technician Indigenous Metadata provides guidance to Information Resources staff in researching metadata and discovery practices that align with the specific needs and sensitivities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander materials. In conjunction with the wider team, they will take a lead in the implementation and maintenance of these practices, ensuring respectful and accurate representation within our collections.

The Senior Library Technician Indigenous Metadata also works with metadata and associated authority and quality control of general library collection material and Western Sydney University research outputs.

Skills and Experiences

The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in library or similar area practices, possess innovative service delivery skills, and have knowledge or capacity to learn library metadata practices with a high attention to detail with a strong emphasis on accuracy and consistency.

Applicants should be aware that this role will be based at Penrith campus, however as Western Sydney University is a multi-campus university travel to other campuses may be required when operational needs arise.

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. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $94,265 to $106,603 p.a. (comprising Salary of $79,655 to $90,081 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Anya Smeaton 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 5 May 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 23 May 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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