Library Assistant Resource and Acquisitions (2797)

  • Are you a customer-focused individual with excellent self-management skills?
  • Do you have experience in providing high-quality customer service?
  • Are you interested in furthering 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 a Library Assistant to join the Resource and Acquisitions team. The role will be responsible for purchasing and processing of the Library’s collections in all formats and undertaking a range of operational activities which support the access and discoverability of the library’s electronic and physical resources.

Ō pūmanawa – About you

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

You will thrive in this role with an excellent manner with people, strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize effectively. This role is busy, challenging, extremely rewarding, and interesting for the individual who wants to further their career in the Library or Information profession. 

You will be a highly organised self-starter who relishes working autonomously as well as contributing positively to a high-performing team. You will need effective time management and maintain a high standard of service to both students and staff. The ability to remain calm under pressure and thrive working with a diverse range of stakeholders.  

Key Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate accurately and appropriately, both orally and in writing. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated experience of working effectively within a team environment.  
  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-quality customer service.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office and demonstrated ability to develop proficiency in new software applications.
  • The ability to meet the physical requirements of the role, such as the lifting and movement of books and other material around the Library.

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: 6 February 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Ivy Guo  ivy.guo@vuw.ac.nzBut 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: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

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 erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.