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Library Assistant x 2

  • Fixed term and permanent roles 
  • Part time hours with extra hours hours available
  • Varied rostered hours across the week including one weekend per month


Nelson Public Libraries are busy, dynamic environments, at the hub of our community.  We are seeking two enthusiastic, friendly customer focussed team members to join our Literacy & Outreach team.  One of the roles is permanent and the other is a fixed term opportunity covering a colleague's fixed term internal promotion (to the end of June 2022).


You will help to create a welcoming and informative library environment; carrying out general library duties such as assisting customers, shelving books, administration of library memberships and returns.


For the fixed term role, you will also help to deliver a wide range of programmes to a variety of audiences (including children ages 0-16). This role works an average of 22.5 hours per week.


For the permanent role ,your focus in addition to programme and service delivery, will also be enabling our older customers to access the library through our home delivery service and you will work closely with our dedicated group of volunteers.  This role works an average of 23.25 hours per week


In your cover letter please identify which role/s you are interested in and tell us about how you meet the following job competencies:


  • Demonstrated experience of delivering programmes (please outline the type of programme and the audience e.g. babies, children, young adults, older adults)
  • A passion for helping people from all walks of life
  • Competence to operate in a digital environment, and the ability to share these skills with library customers
  • Strong level of communication and customer service skills
  • Resilience: able to cope with busy periods of work, challenging customers, the physical demands of lifting and shifting library materials and standing for long periods
  • A team player who actively contributes to making the workplace enjoyable


In return, you will join a friendly and inclusive team with a supportive Team Leader who is encouraging of ongoing learning and development opportunities


Applications close:  Midnight Monday 1 March 2021


View job description for the fixed term role and draft roster


View job description for the permanent role and draft roster


"Working together to make Nelson an even better place"


Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. We have amazing weather and a breathtaking natural environment to play in, it’s a great place for all ages.


For more information about the roles please contact:  Steve Harley - Team Leader Literacy & Outreach, on 03 546 0249.