Poutoko Rātonga Māori-Māori Services Librarian

Takaanini Community Hub

  • Permanent, Full-time, South Auckland based opportunity
  • A great opportunity to make a real difference to the community
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a flexible, supportive and high performing work environment

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Connected Communities is committed to making great places Aucklanders love and are at the heart of the community.  

Based at the Takaanini Community Hub, we’re looking for a Poutoko Rātonga Māori “Maori services librarian” to join our diverse and passionate team where you will be a leader among your peers as an advocate for the Māori voice and will be the ‘go to’ person for Māori knowledge & expertise.  

You will provide exceptional customer service, including educating customers to use a wide range of library and non-library resources, navigating literacy and social vulnerability issues. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work on initiatives that have a significant impact on communities and make a real difference.

Among others your responsibilities will include:

  • Facilitate and grow community and partner-led activity to deliver library services including programmes and events, facility and people management which meets the needs of our diverse community
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with tangata whenua and mataawaka in Tāmaki Makaurau to support their aspirations in line with Karanga Atu, Karanga Mai
  • Proactively embrace current, new and emerging technology and utilise digital skills to support customers and staff to successfully use information resources
  • Lead the planning and delivery of local initiatives focussed on Māori outcomes.

He kōrero mōu: About you

We are looking for an individual with a recognised library qualification or tertiary qualification in a related discipline. LIANZA professional registration would also be beneficial. 

You have solid Customer service experience (2+ years) with strong stakeholder management skills and an ability to build rapport with a wide range of people.

You understand the importance of relationships with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau and have knowledge of local iwi and places of importance to them.

Fluency in te reo Māori would be advantageous.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city. 

In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.

You will be offered a challenge, huge variety and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community.

You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!

Tono inaianei: Apply Now!

If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to lead in making tangible and visible improvements to our communities, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 

Applications Close 22nd December 2021

Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children’s Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.