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Team Leaders, Central Library

E ngā iwi, e ngā karangatanga maha huri noa o te motu, tēnei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. He karanga tēnei ki a koutou. Haere mai, tono mai mō tētahi o ngā tūranga ki Ngā Kete Wānanga-o-Ōtautahi.

About us:

In mid-2018 Christchurch City Council will be opening the newest and most exciting Central Library in New Zealand and we are looking for people to lead the service delivery. The building will be more than 9000m2 over five floors and will include meeting rooms, performance space, technology suites, media studio, creative spaces as well as collections. 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.

Your impact:

Leaders for this service will be highly collaborative decision-makers. They will have a strong grasp of strategic planning and excellent cross-team communication skills that will support them to work closely together. Their networking skills will enable this new service to fit seamlessly into an already strong network of 18 libraries. Prior to opening they will recruit and form their teams, contribute to the design of the service offering and develop efficient operational process.

What will make you successful?

Can you follow and pass on a vision, are you an adaptable and motivated professional with a commitment to the delivery of library services for the betterment of the community? Are you enterprising and adventurous with a desire to contribute hard work and big thinking? Could you be one of five team leaders to take this library from an inspirational vision to an exciting reality?

All three vacant positions are full-time, permanent roles. The core hours are Monday to Friday however it is expected that team leaders will contribute to evening and weekend staffing as necessary.

Identity/Second Floor Team Leader

12 direct reports, 6 indirect reports

This floor tells the story of Identity in Christchurch. It is home to Ngā Pounamu Māori; the Heritage, Pasifika and Family History collections; and Archives. A dedicated exhibition space will make this the focal point for internal and travelling exhibits in the library. The service from this floor will have a high level of cultural responsiveness as staff move between the different collections and spaces. Staff here will demonstrate the ability to shift seamlessly from basic computer enquiries to in-depth research work alongside people.

Discovery/Third Floor Team Leader

12 direct reports, 10 indirect reports

This floor will be an information and collection rich floor, housing a non-fiction collection of significant depth and breadth. This is a place all about discovery, a place for high-level reference enquiries and growing a knowledge of the collection will be a necessity for staff working here. This will be the main non-fiction collection for the city and maintaining it in such a way as to attract the community will require skill and commitment. A separate contemplation space on this floor provides a quiet option for concentration, study or time out from the buzz and activity of other areas of the library.

Creativity/Fourth Floor Team Leader

14 direct reports, 11 indirect reports

The top floor of the library, this will be a centre of innovation and creativity. It is home to a digital classroom, a digital programme room, a media studio and a creative studio. It houses the adult fiction, large print, audiovisual, English language skills and world languages collections. Staff on this floor will, amongst many other things, provide reading recommendations to individuals, host large and small groups and provide advice and assistance on the use of the many and varied technologies found here.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 8402LIA.

Applications close on Sunday, 30 July 2017.

Closing date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Christchurch City Council

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