Library Assistant Collection Access (1897) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Library Assistant, Collection Access. Permanent, part-time and full-time roles available. 
  • Are you a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder?
  • Do you want to further your career in the Library or Information profession?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting Library Assistants to join the Collection Access team. We have permanent full-time and part-time vacancies. The role will be responsible for delivering material to clients via the Library’s resource delivery services and undertaking a range of operational activities which support the access and discoverability of the Library’s physical collections.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be a motivated, customer-focused individual with excellent self-management skills.

You will thrive in this role with excellent communication and people skills, strong attention to detail and the ability prioritise effectively. This role is busy, challenging, and extremely rewarding

You will be a highly organised self-starter and natural relationship builder, who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high performing team. You have the ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders.  

Key Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience providing high quality customer service
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively within a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to respond to a diverse range of client needs
  • Demonstrated experience of being well organised and accurate with daily tasks
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the role, such as:
  • the lifting and movement of books and other material around the Library
  • standing/roving at service points for 1-hour periods

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

Our team is fast-paced, likes sharing ideas and working collaboratively. We offer you professional development opportunities, including Te reo Māori and other university-run workshops and programmes. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with an interest in a career in libraries and a commitment to providing exceptional customer service

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:Monday 25 October 2021 

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Tanya Kizito; But applicants should follow all steps listed below. 

Important - Application Steps and information 

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:  

Download and complete the University Application Form.  
Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.  

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.