Library Assistant

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
$50,607 to $55,873
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
  • Swanston Library, based at the City Campus
  • $50,607 to $55,873 pro rata, 88.89% (32 hpw)
  • Continuing, Part-time position

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. RMIT University Library is a creative partner in the achievement of the University's teaching, learning and research goals and works in collaboratively with Units across the University to achieve those goals.

The Library comprises three principal Library sites at Swanston Street, Bundoora and Carlton, as well as a library service at Bundoora East and at the Brunswick Campus. This role is based at the city campus.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The major focus of this position is the physical maintenance of the collection, supervision of study areas and rostered service point activities. Any member of the library staff will be required to assist in other areas of library operations for limited periods, at the direction of the Supervisor. Rostered weekend work and evening shifts are an essential component of this position.

Skills & Experience Required

We are seeking energetic applicants who have experience in performing routine manual tasks under limited, direct, preferably shelving items in a Library. Your application will demonstrate a strong focus on effective communications skills, especially in dealing with customers. You should demonstrate an ability to work effectively within a team environment.

The applicant will have completed VCE or equivalent qualifications or progress towards Associate Diploma (Library and Information Studies). A knowledge and understanding of safe manual handling practices and of the Dewey Decimal classification system is desirable.

Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Additional Information

Due to the operational requirements of the RMIT University Library, you will be employed for 40 weeks in each year. During the remaining 12 weeks each year in which you will not be required for service (the non-work period), your fortnightly pay will cease unless you are on approved paid leave. Your employment relationship will continue however, you may engage in other employment during this time.

To Apply

To view a detailed position description please see below, or for further information please contact Michael Summers on +61 3 9925 3544 quoting ref number #557016.

Applications close Sunday 23 April 2017.

All applicants are required to provide a separate statement addressing the position description key selection criteria in addition to providing a resume and covering letter.

RMIT is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.