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Reference Number 13953
Position Title Casual Library Assistant
Employment Type Casual
Location Various Library Branches
Minimum Award/Classification AA011- QLGO-Lev 1.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA024- QLGO-Lev 2.4 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern Casual 
Position Summary

Casual Library Assistant – CU023 (Casual)

Salary Range: $27.66 - $34.42 per hour + casual loading. 

Location: Various Library Branches - (Branches located at Babinda, Gordonvale, Edmonton, Earlville, City, Manunda, Stratford & Smithfield)

Reference Number: 13953

Close Date: Open Advertisement - no close date. Applications will be kept for 3-6 months.  

Develop your career with Cairns Regional Council, an innovative employer that listens, respects and values your contribution.  We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn.  Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you!  

Looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can contribute to the on-going development and operations of our Library Services? Then don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of others! 

Expressions of Interest are now open for individuals with a passion for libraries and providing exceptional customer service to join our team.

Reporting to the Support Services Team Leader, the primary objectives of this position are:

  • To support the Librarian or Supervisor in the provision of high-quality customer focused library services and technology support to the community.
  • Assist with the day-to-day provision of library operations.
  • Contribute, through excellent individual and team efforts, to Cairns Libraries strategic goals and objectives.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Working with Children - Blue Card.
  • Secondary School Grade 12 or equivalent, or experience deemed as equivalent.
  • Current QLD Drivers Licence and ability to drive between library locations.
  • Proven excellence in customer service in a busy environment.
  • Demonstrated digital literacy skills including experience using platforms such as MS Office and a capacity to assist customers in the use of technology and technology-focussed library services.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills including the ability to deliver effective support and assistance to customers and staff and relate to people from a diverse background.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking on "Open" to download the attachment.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment:

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, which will include a functional capacity and a drug and alcohol test
  • National Police/Criminal History Check
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification/Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check


Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to Work Visa


We offer the following benefits:

  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have or are you eligible to obtain a Working with Children - Blue Card?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have secondary school Grade 12 or equivalent, or experience deemed as equivalent?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
VRN_13953_-_CU023_Casual_Library_Assistant_-_External_Information_Kit_-_Expressions_of_Interest.pdf Open
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.