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Library Assistant (Identified)

Camperdown, Australia
$77,144 (Pro Rata) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

  • Full time or Part Time (4 days per week) Fixed Term position until April 2025
  • Great opportunity to work with students and provide advisory support for coursework and research
  • Base Salary $77,144 (Pro Rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Peer Support Advisor to join the Fisher Library and work amongst a collaborative team in our new space, the First Nations Hub. This space is a recently refurbished space co-designed by First Nations students, dedicated as a culturally safe space for students to study, relax and enjoy events.

You will provide peer-to-peer online and face to face advisory services to undergraduates and postgraduate clients and researchers. In this role, you will provide individualised support on using Library information resources, assistance in traditional library services including reference and circulation services, deliver student engagement and support programs, and appropriate referral to other units and services that support learning and research.

You will provide support and guidance in line with agreed policy and procedures to the casual Peer Learning Advisor team to ensure delivery of consistent high-quality client-focused services to students. You will support the development of the teams cultural competence to ensure the Peer Learning Advisor service is inclusive and diverse.

This position participates in organising events and online communities that support the development of cross disciplinary networks that advance the University's research agenda, with a focus on engaging with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Should your application be progressed, you will be required to provide your confirmation of identity documents. Your recruiter will be in touch to advise you on how to confirm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • support the University's postgraduate and research communities by delivering a range of advisory and community outreach support activities
  • support the cultural competence development of the Peer Learning Advisor team with a focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student experience
  • ensure equipment are operational and take initiative to resolve and identified issues across in all work environments assigned
  • document procedures and processes, in consultation with others, according to existing policy and guidelines
  • assist with and ensure the smooth operations of Event programs
  • lead guided tours around the library for prospective University Students and members of the public
  • other Duties or special projects/programs as assigned by the Manager Site Service

About you

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • have a positive approach to customer service, taking responsibility for follow up and ensuring that internal and external clients' needs and expectations are met
  • an understanding of the student experience and an ability to empathize with those engaged in research or study at University, being a recent graduate will be advantageous
  • have a valid Working With Children Check
  • must be willing to travel around campus to different sites and approximately once a month travel to the University Camden campus
  • willingness and ability to learn about the latest technologies
  • event planning experience will be advantageous but not required
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • has strong experience with the full suite of Microsoft Office products

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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If you wish to have a yarn about Indigenous careers, please reach out to Bree O'Conner, Indigenous Recruitment Partner via email

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Sunday 07 July 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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