Wellington City Libraries

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Working for Wellington City Libraries and Community Spaces

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work in.

We are part of a business unit of Wellington City Council where services and projects are as diverse and interesting as the people who deliver them. Join us in making a positive difference - shape your own future, while reshaping the future of Wellington.

Current vacancies

These are the current vacancies at Wellington City Libraries and Community Spaces:

Permanent, 23 hours per week

Karori, Ngaio and Khandallah Libraries

  • Are you a team player looking for a role where you can help customers to use our services and collections for their information and enjoyment?
  • Are you passionate about library services to children/adults, but equally able to build rapport with customers of all ages?
  • Do you have a proven record of using initiative and sustaining high work outputs, even when unsupervised

If so, then there is a great opportunity for you at the western cluster of library branches.

The regular hours of work are:

Monday 4.30pm - 8.15pm (Cummings Park, Ngaio),
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.15pm (Karori),
Thursday 4.30pm - 8.15pm (Karori),
Saturday 9.00am - 5.15pm (Karori).

About us:

Our vision is to be open for creativity, connection and innovation. Our mission is to connect our communities to knowledge, wonder and possibilities through the network of libraries and community spaces.

The role:

The major focus of this role is the provision of lending services. The role involves a broad range of activities which may include: Membership services including joining customers, answering membership queries and processing payments, issuing and returning library materials, sorting, shelving, displaying and promoting library materials , provision of exceptional customer service and planning and delivery of children's programmes.

About you:

You will be a team player who thrives on providing exceptional customer service to customers; you'll be able to build rapport with customers of all ages. You will pride yourself on being flexible, well organised and you will be accurate and have an excellent eye for detail. The following experience and skills are also necessary to be successful in this position: Excellent oral and written communication skills to work with our diverse range of customers, ability to work independently and in a team environment, experience in handling money, good physical fitness and computer skills.

Please provide a covering letter with your CV, outlining the skills and experience you could bring to this role.

For more information contact Karl Gaskin, Team Leader on 0212278371 or Felicity McGuinness, Coach on 021573316 (or email karl.gaskin@wcc.govt.nz or felicity.mcguinness@wcc.govt.nz)

Applications close Friday 31 May 2019

For a role description and to apply, visit:

Wellington City Council's Careers site

Full list of current Wellington City Council vacancies in all business units

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