Families Outreach Librarian


Whanganui District Library is looking for someone highly self-motivated, able to work independently and to use their initiative appropriately to join the team. The purpose of the role is to promote library services to specific customer groups and non-traditional library users. You will design and deliver programmes to families, and promote literacy and reading development.

This is primarily an outreach role, involving working anywhere and everywhere in the community where there is an identifiable need for Library services, as part of a community engagement team. You will be working alongside colleagues promoting and delivering services to adults and children and will have a demonstrable commitment to continuous learning and improvement. Excellent people skills, preferably with experience as part of a customer service team, are a prerequisite for the role. You will have demonstrable networking skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in the community. You will need a high standard of numeracy and literacy, and knowledge of reading development. Experience in delivering educational programmes is desirable.

The Library is open seven days a week. You will need to be able to work flexible hours, with occasional weekend shifts when required.

This is a full-time, fixed-term role until June 30th 2022.

If this role appeals to you, head over to our careers website for the job description and how to apply.

For further enquiries about the role, contact Nicholas Keene on (06) 349 3205 or email nicholas@whanganuilibrary.com (Please do not send applications to this person, online applications only will be accepted for this role).

Applications close: Sunday, October 25th 2020

To apply for this job go to: http://whanganuidc.recruitmenthub.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 5238284.

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Fixed Term Full Time

Job no: 5238284

Location: Whanganui

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 October 2020