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Brisbane Grammar School

Library Technician (Part-time)

Library – Spring Hill, Queensland
Department Library
Employment Type Part-Time Fixed term
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Brisbane Grammar School is a non-denominational boys school of about 1700 students (Years 5-12) that overlooks the Brisbane CBD. The School maintains a 150-year strong tradition of academic excellence, extensive co-curricular activities and student wellbeing programs. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated and professional staff who provide an exceptional learning environment which is responsive to the needs of our students.  

The role

The Library Technician is a specialist in the school who actively assists students and staff to access both print and digital information in any of our three on-campus libraries. The person applying for this position will hold, or be working towards, professional qualifications as a Library Technician.

The successful candidate will be vibrant and dynamic and will have a good rapport when interacting with boys and staff. They will have an interest in YA literature and enjoy sharing this with the school community. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  1. actively assisting users to access information through the use of the Library’s management system, print collection, web pages and e-resources;
  2. assisting in the development and promotion of more efficient ways to access information;
  3. assisting with maintaining the physical and online collections.;
  4. actively promoting reading and literature and assisting with programs and events to further a culture of reading within the school; and
  5. supervising students in the libraries as required.

The successful candidate 

This is an exciting and rewarding role for someone who enjoys working with students and educators in a collaborative environment. There are challenges to meet in providing exceptional customer service while juggling competing priorities, unexpected events and contributing to project work. But your ability to build rapport with people, think on your feet and make good decisions will ensure continued success. You will need a flexible mindset and get satisfaction out of delivering an engaging and positive experience for students and teachers alike.   

As a minimum, we’re looking for:   

  • Library Technician Qualification (preferably);
  • A knowledge of library collections, both online and print;
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft products;
  • Excellent written communication skills and a high level of literacy;
  • Initiative, creativity and a flexible attitude to change;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and a collaborative, team-oriented approach;
  • An ability to build and maintain relationships and networks while enhancing the School’s values and culture;
  • An engaging and confident approach when interacting with students;
  • Commitment to implementing a safe working environment and modelling safe practice;
  • Eligibility for a Blue Card (Queensland Working with Children Check) positive notice and a blue card; and
  • Understanding of and commitment to the ethos of independent schooling.

Application process  

Brisbane Grammar School recognises the value of diverse thinking and we encourage qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. To gain a deeper understanding of what it means to join BGS, please take the time to review the information on our website and social media accounts before submitting your application. You should also familiarise yourself with our key policies and procedures as these may assist you during the recruitment process. 

To help us assess your application, you may be asked some questions when you submit your resume and cover letter. Your resume should include the contact details for at least two recent professional referees who can speak to your ability to perform the role. You may also wish to submit copies of qualifications and academic results.   

Candidates must disclose any information relevant to their eligibility to engage in activities involving children and will be required to provide proof of identify and Australian work rights prior to receiving an offer of employment. 

For further information please contact recruitment@brisbanegrammar.com.

Applications close: 

4.00 pm Friday 13 December 2019

This is a part-time (30 hours per week) fixed term role commencing in Term 1 2020.

Brisbane Grammar School reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. 

Brisbane Grammar School is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Spring Hill, Queensland
  • Department
    Library
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time Fixed term
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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