Kia ora and welcome to Christchurch City Libraries Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi. We are a network of public libraries in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you are passionate about making a difference in your community, then working with us could be perfect for you. All vacancies at Christchurch City Libraries are advertised on the Christchurch City Council jobs website.
- Volunteers - Tūranga (Central Library) applications close Wednesday 21 March 11.55pm (find out more about the role of volunteer host)
- Resource Description and Access Librarian Wednesday 21 March 11.55pm
Our recruitment process
The recruitment process for the roles of Library Assistant and Librarian will involve:
- Telephone screening
- A short interview
- An Assessment Centre
Assessment Centres will involve:
- Role Play
- Quick Fire Questions
- Group Exercise
- Individual Prioritisation Exercise
- Behavioural Interview
Variations of Assessment Centres have been used for Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Matuku Takotako: Sumner Centre, and Community Learning Librarian recruitment over the past few years.
Tūranga (New Central Library)
In mid-2018 Christchurch City Council will be opening Tūranga, the newest and most exciting Central Library in New Zealand. The building will be more than 9000m2 over five floors and will include collections, meeting rooms, performance space, technology suites, a media studio, and creative spaces. In a city where the post-quake rebuild is in full-swing this will be a stand-out example of modern architecture, world class customer experiences and community facilities. Find out more about Tūranga, and follow its progress.
Tūranga Volunteer Hosts
We need volunteers to be tour guides for Tūranga. Overseas trends indicate an increase in the use of volunteers for non-traditional tasks for the Libraries, Museums and Galleries sector, including front of house, hosting and tours, and facilitating classes/workshop (e.g..conversational English, craft classes, and book clubs).
Tūranga volunteer hosts will take daily morning tours of the facility lasting between 45 and 60 minutes, with a review following the first year. If these tours are oversubscribed, we will look at extending them and offering more tours, such as an express lunchtime tour. The tours will be general in nature and give people an overview of the building and what each floor offers. Other Council facilities such as the Christchurch Art Gallery use volunteers in a similar capacity.
Volunteer programmes encourage a two way dialogue that supports local citizenship and community values that benefit and enhance all concerned. From the volunteer standpoint, it is one way of giving back to the community. Volunteering can provide an individual with opportunities for personal satisfaction, growth, and enrichment.
The volunteers will receive extensive training prior to starting, as well as ongoing training. They will receive a script for the tour and a list of FAQs.
We want to embed and welcome the volunteers into the daily function of the facility and as a key component.
For enquiries about any of our vacancies, you can contact the Christchurch City Council Recruitment Team on +643 941 8999 during normal business hours or email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.