Careers, Volunteering & Work Experience

Working in Public Libraries

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All employees and volunteers of Your Library Ltd. must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an acceptable certification from a medical practitioner that they are unable to receive a dose.

Work Experience and Industry Placement

Work Experience and Industry Placement spaces are available in both semesters; we may suspend the application process if all places are taken. Please note that branches only take between 1-2 students per term, depending on the size of the branch.
What is Work Experience?
Work Experience is the short-term placement of students with ‘host’ employers, to provide insights into the library as a workplace. Students (typically in Year 10) are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn – not to undertake activities which require extensive training or experience. We accept Work Experience students from secondary schools. Work Experience applications must be made at least four weeks ahead of your planned commencement date.
What is an Industry Placement?
Industry Placements are frequently a required component of tertiary-level information services degrees. We are happy to accommodate students undertaking their mandatory Industry Placement. They are typically 10-day intensive placements designed to provide practical industry experience.
  • Youth organisations undertaking community service certificates, for example Queen’s Guide, Duke of Edinburgh etc. should submit an application for Work Experience.
  • 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:

Manager Branch Services
Your Library
10 Caribbean Drive

Volunteer Opportunities

There are plenty of ways to volunteer at Your Library. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Volunteers page.

Current vacancies

Technology and Digital Services Lead

Located at: Your Library Administration

Classification: Band 5 ($80,315 – $93,788 + super)

    • Permanent fulltime – 38.00 hours per week

About the role.

The Technology and Digital Services Lead is responsible for maintaining the Library website and other customer facing digital services for the community. They will oversee the digital collection in conjunction with the Manager Collections and coordinate a program of technology support delivered by the Technology Support Officers located in each branch.

The successful candidate will have:

    • An understanding of specialised technologies and digital services in a public library setting.

    • Extensive web authoring and maintenance skills (WordPress, PHP, AWS, etc.) and the ability to develop online content using a range of multimedia tools and applications.

    • Ability to research, identify and recommend innovative emerging digital systems and technologies solutions.

    • Knowledge of library digital collections and other eResources.

    • Ability to lead technology projects with guidance and support.

    • Highly developed customer service skills with demonstrated knowledge of techniques to deal with a range of customers.

About Your Library Ltd.

Your Library Limited (formerly Eastern Regional Libraries Corporation) delivers library service to the residents of the Cities of Knox and Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges. Your Library operates over 14 locations and employs 120 staff. The Board is made up of Councillors from each of our member Councils and is responsible for the overall governance and policy direction of the Library.

How to apply:

All applicants are required to read the Position Description prior to applying.

Applications will only be accepted via [email protected]. Hard copy applications will not be considered. 

Your application must include:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume;
    3. A short video – no more than three minutes – that tells your story.

Applications that do not include all of these components may not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Applications close 11.59pm Monday 22 April 2024 and should be sent to:  [email protected] 

Further enquiries: 

Questions about the role can be directed to Premal Niranjan, Corporate Manager Business & Technology: (03) 9800 6423

Questions about Your Library’s conditions of employment can be asked of Chantell Harriss, Manager Branch Services: (03) 9800 6414

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Children’s Officers

Position #1

Located at: Realm Library

Classification: Band 4, Level A-D

  • Permanent part-time – 25.25 hours per week
  • $67,972 – $73,848 plus Superannuation (pro rata)

Position #2

Located at: Montrose Library

Classification: Band 4, Level A-D

  • Permanent part-time – 22.5 hours per week
  • $67,972 – $73,848 plus Superannuation (pro rata)

We are seeking two Children’s Officers to join our teams at Realm Library and Montrose Library. Please note: You can apply for both positions with one application – please clearly indicate your preference.

We believe that Your Library is a great place to work. To be successful in either of these positions, you must be creative, think outside the box and have great organisational skills.

Being a Children’s Officer – it is not as easy as it looks. You will have help, guidance and support from our Regional Children’s Librarian and you will join the Children’s Team – a fantastic and supportive network.

You need experience working with children, young people and families, or the capacity and willingness to learn to work in this environment. You need to be confident and engaging and be prepared to sing & dance.

With guidance you will: 

  • Organise a range of storytime programs and activities that showcase Your Library’s Children’s Services.
  • Present engaging storytime experiences – with animated reading, rhyme & singing/music presentation skills.
  • Participate in planning and implementing promotional activities designed to increase literacy and encourage utilisation of “all things library”.
  • Perform a range of rostered library operations that support customers in a self-service environment based on a high level of knowledge of library products and services.

We encourage our Children’s Officers to take the initiative, be creative and give their best. We support our employees to lead and make decisions that have the potential to improve library services for our communities.

Please find here the Role Prospectus which includes the Position Description, Conditions of Employment, and specific notes about the position at each branch location.

Key selection criteria

Please detail your experience or willingness to learn (200 word limit per criterion):

  • In creating leading edge Storytime programs, events and activities (including STEAM based) which will engage children in our libraries.
  • In building relationships with external children’s service providers, promoting library resources and facilitating outreach opportunities.
  • Highly developed customer service skills with demonstrated knowledge of techniques to deal with a range of internal and external customers.
  • A demonstrable high level of confidence and experience in digital literacy, and the ability to share this knowledge and skills with employees and customers, including experience in reference, research and information provision.  

How to apply

All applicants are required to read the Role Prospectus prior to lodging their application.

Applications will only be accepted via email at [email protected]. Hard copy applications will not be considered.

Your application should include:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A separate document that addresses the key selection criteria
  • A three-minute video that demonstrates your strengths, personality, and what you can bring to our organisation.

Applications that do not include all of these components may not be considered. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 22 January 2023.


Specific enquiries can be directed to:

Christine Smith (Corporate Manager Operations) on (03) 9800 6402.

Chantell Harriss (Manager Branch Services) on (03) 9800 6414.