State Library of Western Australia

Department of Culture and the Arts
Graduate Librarian
Specified Calling Level 1, $53,665 pa, PSGA 2008

Position No:
Pool Ref 13040

Work Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time


Closing Date:
2010-12-08 4:00 PM


Do you want to enrich the lives of Western Australians through the provision of information, learning, enterprise and recreational services? The State Library is a dynamic service organisation which is going through significant change with electronic information, digitisation, wireless technology, exhibitions, social networking and marketing.

Several full-time, fixed-term positions will be offered for the 2011 Graduate Program for a period of 12 months. As part of the State Library’s equity and diversity strategy we welcome applicants under 25 or people of Aboriginal descent. On successful completion of the program and subject to the operational needs of the State Library, applicants may be offered permanent employment.

Located in the vibrant heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, the State Library of Western Australia provides information resources and services to facilitate the educational and recreational needs of Western Australians.

Job Description
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated Library Studies graduates to participate in a structured 12 month graduate program. The program features a diverse range of professional activities and is designed to provide you with a strong foundation in all areas of the State Library.

This is an exciting opportunity and could be the stepping stone to a great career.

To find out more about the graduate program go to

Information about the State Library and what we do can be found at

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend an information session, held at:

Venue: The State Library of Western Australia, ground floor Theatre

Time: Wednesday, 1st December 2010, at 5.30pm.

To be considered for the 2011 Graduate Program, applicants will have:

  • A high standard of academic achievement
  • Completed a degree in 2010
  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Skills and attributes to meet the Essental Position Criteria   

The Essential Position Criteria can be found in the attached Job Description Form.

How to Apply

Applicants will need to submit:

  • a current CV
  • a completed Application for Advertised Vacancy Form
  • a statement addressing the Position Criteria
  • copies of Relevant Qualifications

For Further Information Regarding the Graduate Program Please contact Oliver Gatty on (08) 9427 3341 or (not to be contacted for Job Application Packages).

Application Instructions:
Prospective applicants should obtain an Information Pack that includes an Application Package, a Job Description Form (JDF) and an Application For Advertised Vacancy Form for the advertised vacancy.

To obtain a pack, you can either download by clicking on the following attachments, or phone the 24 hour jobs line on (08) 9258 0650, and an information pack will be mailed to you.

The Department of Culture and the Arts is currently trialling the Office of the Public Sector Standards Commissioners 4-day breach period. As a result, notification of the outcome of the recruitment process will be sent to applicants via email. Applicants are requested to nominate a current email address on the Application for Advertised Vacancy Form to receive notification of the outcome of this process.


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.