Careers & Volunteering

Advertised positions

Details on how and when to lodge applications will be included in all advertisements for vacant positions. Applications and resumes must only be lodged electronically to the nominated email account. All positions open to external applicants are listed on the ERLC website and in our monthly eNewsletter. Positions may also be advertised in the Saturday Age. If you are interested in a position with ERLC, you should register as an ERLC member to receive our eNewsletter.

Unsolicited applications

We do not accept applications, resumes or similar documentation outside the timelines of an advertised position. Any unsolicited applications will be destroyed in accordance with the Corporation’s Privacy Policy. Thank you for your cooperation.

Working in Public Libraries

If you are interested in more information about working in Public Libraries or qualifications / course availability please visit:

Work Experience

Work Experience is the short term placement of students with “host” employers, to provide insights into the industry and the workplace in which they are located. Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience.

Work experience students include:

  • Secondary College students participating in a school coordinated work experience program or school community placement programs
  • Library related industry placement students – e.g. RMIT, TAFE, University and other TAFE courses such as Certificate 1 in Work Education
  • Youth organisations undertaking community service certificates e.g. Queen’s Guide, Duke of Edinburgh

If you are interested in work experience at one of our branches please contact the Branch Manager at that branch.
All enquiries about Community Service Placement from the Department of Corrective Services or Specialist Work Company Placements for “special needs clients” should be directed to:
Corporate Manager – Operations
Eastern Regional Libraries
1350 Ferntree Gully Road
Please note that branches only take between 1-2 students per term, depending on the size of the branch.

Volunteer Opportunities

Some Eastern Regional Libraries branches use volunteer services for Home Services. This entails delivering books chosen by library staff to housebound patrons in the local area. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Volunteers page.