State Library of Western Australia
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Specified Calling, Level 1, $67,165 - $91,345 pa, PSGO CSA GA (2017)
About the State Library
The State Library provides valued services to the community through:
- COLLECTIONS that tell the stories of Western Australia
- CONNECTIONS that build a trusted knowledge and learning network for Western Australian
Our Strategic Plan 2018-2020 objectives are:
- A State Library for everyone
- One that embraces digital transformation
- And builds skills for the future
Role of Directorate
The Collection Services Directorate
This is a full-time, permanent vacancy.
A current National Police Clearance Certificate (no older than 6 months) will be required prior to commencement of employment, as per the Department’s Police Record Screening Policy.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, applicants for this position may be considered for ‘similar’ vacancies within the Department and/or the wider public sector which arise within a reasonable period of time. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Future vacancies may be considered for permanent and fixed-term, part-time and full-time positions.
You must have a Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Studies) or approved equivalent to be considered for this position. All overseas qualifications must have been assessed for Australian equivalency.
This position is located in the Perth Cultural Centre hub close to Yagan Square and the bustling café, tourist and shopping districts.
The State Library builds collections that tell the stories of Western Australia, and this Librarian role helps ensure the organisation, description, access and discoverability of all resources in the State Library’s collections. This position offers the opportunity to work with a diverse range of historical and contemporary materials, including books, serials and other publications, music and video recordings; maps and posters; unique and archival materials such as photographs, oral histories, letters and diaries and organisational records; and both contemporary digital content and digitised historical materials.
The Librarian undertakes original cataloguing and metadata creation for a range of collection materials in all formats, contributes to developing cataloguing and metadata standards, and participates in a range of initiatives aimed at improving the management and discoverability of the State Library’s collection.
The role would ideally suit somebody with a good knowledge of contemporary cataloguing and metadata standards and practices for library and archival materials, and interests in a diverse range of formats and subject matter.
How to apply for this position
Applicants are required to apply on-line and must provide:
1. a comprehensive CV.
2. a two A4 page (maximum) outline on your skills and knowledge in relation to the following six Essential Work Related Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic principles and standards at international, national and local levels, particularly in relation to resource description and access.
Experience in the use of bibliographic utilities, metadata schemas and resource description in a variety of formats, including knowledge of archival description.
Demonstrated ability with integrated library management systems, internet and computer applications.
Demonstrated ability to solve problems through creative and workable solutions and options.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with a positive approach to continuous improvement.
Demonstrated ability to plan work outcomes and prioritise tasks, in order to meet deadlines.
3. a completed Application Form.
4. a copy of your degree certificate with your application.
For further details on how to apply please read the attached ‘Applicant Information Package’.
To submit your application, please click on the Apply for Job button.
If you are unable to apply online, please refer to the attached Applicant Information Package (section ‘Submitting Your Application’).
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the helpline on 1300 733 056 (Option 3) during business hours for further assistance.
Please note that all of the Essential Work Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
For further job related information, please contact Adrian Bowen on (08) 9427 3295 (not to be contacted for an Applicant Information Package).
NO FAXED, LATE OR PROFORMA APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
To avoid last minute congestion of the system which may result in your application being received after the closing time and therefore not be eligible, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
- applicant information package - slwa.pdf
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