Library Management System Specialist

  • Full time permanent position

Come and join an organisation doing great things for a great community! Being part of the Masterton District Council team means being surrounded by motivated, professional, and customer-focused colleagues in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful districts. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, our rivers are perfect for a swim and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places inside of 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights (there aren’t any here) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

About the role

The Library Management System Specialist is at the core of our library ICT. You will be responsible for ensuring our systems are maintained and operate correctly, including our LMS and RFID systems, the online public access catalogue, website, and self-issue computers. You will work collaboratively with the wider council ICT team, other SMART libraries, and our staff to contribute to the overall technological capability of the Library and Archive.

Who are we looking for?

To be the ideal candidate for our role you will have experience with a library management system, high level skills in information technology and software, and general knowledge of libraries and archives.

You will have strong relationship management skills with the ability to build and develop positive working relationships within a team, across the wider council and with external stakeholders.

Along with strong “soft skills” the other key skills needed for this role include:

  • Systems supervisor experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library management systems, SYDUS LMS is an advantage;
  • Two years’ experience in libraries and/or archives;
  • Knowledge of websites and website builders;
  • Proven ability to work independently as a constructive and flexible team member;
  • High level critical thinking and problem solving skills; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Tikanga Māori.

What we offer

As a valued staff member of Masterton District Council, we can offer you an employment package that includes five weeks’ annual leave each year, medical insurance, and professional development opportunities. You’ll also get to work as part of an organisation that is committed (and enjoys) making a positive contribution to our community.

How to apply

To apply, please send a covering letter outlining why you are the ideal person for our role, along with a copy of your CV. Applicants must already be entitled to work in New Zealand.

Please send your application to  peopleandcapability@mstn.govt.nz by 5pm, Monday 10 May 2021.

For further information about the role please  contact Tiffany Daubitz, Acting Library Manager on 06 370 6253 or tiffanyd@library.mstn.govt.nz