Working for State Library of Queensland

SLQ is a vibrant workplace at the cutting edge of library and information services, offering staff training and development opportunities in a range of fields. A range of flexible employment conditions helps staff maintain a work-life balance.

An equal opportunity employer, we aim to attract employees who reflect the diversity of our customers and can improve our understanding of their needs.  We strive to be a workplace in which everyone is able to participate equitably, develop their full potential and be rewarded fairly for their contribution

Find out more about advertised positions at SLQ.

What we offer to staff

Flexible work arrangements

We are committed to fostering a supportive workplace culture where staff members are encouraged and assisted to balance work, family and personal needs. 
While many staff work standard working hours of 36.25 hours per week (7.25 hours per day) between the hours of 7am and 6pm, part-time and job share arrangements are also available.
Where possible, staff may work flexible hours, starting work any time between 7am and 9.30am and finishing work between 3.30pm and 6pm. Changes to the standard working hours may be agreed to on a needs basis, subject to operational requirements and convenience. 

Other flexible work arrangements include:

  • up to 14 weeks paid parental leave and parental leave for eligible staff
  • phased retirement
  • carer’s leave, allowing eligible staff to care for or support family members if required
  • career breaks
  • breastfeeding and lactation breaks
  • a carer’s room for emergency situations.

Staff Recognition

SLQ values good performance, and encourages innovation and a high standard of client service.  Peer-nominated awards for Most Valuable Contribution are presented throughout the year. The commitment of long-serving staff is acknowledged at an annual function, with staff recognised for each decade of service.

Employee assistance

SLQ contributes to the health, safety and well-being of all staff within the workplace through a range of employee assistance programs. These include First Aid Officers, Library Environment Officers, Rehabilitation Officers and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).
The EAS provides free help for SLQ staff and their families whose lives and work performance may be adversely affected by personal or work-related problems. It offers short-term professional counselling by qualified social workers or psychologists outside the workplace.

Employee health and well-being programs

Our staff health and well-being programs have included flu vaccinations, weight management, personal safety and mental health seminars.  Staff may choose to join SLQ's corporate health insurance plan provided by Bupa Australia.
We have a smoke-free work environment.  A non-smoking policy is effective in all Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.

EEO and Anti-Harassment

SLQ is an equal opportunity employer which values respect for all people. A Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service and other policies are in place to ensure the workplace is safe for everyone.

Support for people with special needs

We can support the specific needs of ill or impaired staff members and job applicants. We provide reasonable adjustment and rehabilitation support for staff who are injured, ill or impaired and require assistance in the workplace.
Reasonable adjustment is an approach to employment where employers are willing to examine the physical and organisational barriers which may prevent the employment, limit the performance or advancement of people with disabilities.
Reasonable adjustment applies to job applicants as well as employees. If you have a disability and you are asked to attend an interview for a job at State Library, you can request specific assistance to accommodate your individual needs. This assistance may include:

  • an accessible interview venue
  • an accessible parking space
  • access to an Auslan interpreter
  • reception and orientation to the interview room if you have a visual impairment
  • accommodating the needs of a personal carer who accompanies you.

Workplace rehabilitation is a strategy to help ill and injured employees to an early, safe and lasting return to meaningful and productive work.

Salary packaging and superannuation

Eligible staff can benefit from the excellent superannuation rates provided through QSuper. Staff are able to take advantage of the benefits of salary packaging items such as cars, laptops and smart phones through either RemServ or Smart Salary.


Staff are required to wear State Library’s corporate garments when working in client contact roles, to ensure they are easily identifiable by the public and to promote the image of State Library.

Staff discounts

Staff discounts are provided by a number of Cultural Centre and nearby outlets.

More information

For more information about working for SLQ, please contact CAA Recruitment Services on 07 3842 9288

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