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State Library Staff. Photo by Jeff Camden.

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Welcome to State Library! We're always on the lookout for the right people to help contribute to our vision of Inspiring possibilities through knowledge, stories and creativity - could that be you? 

Here at State Library we value the team members who make what we do possible. From being a family-friendly work environment, offering salary packaging opportunities, providing a range of development opportunities including study assistance, Employee Assistance support and encouraging flexible working arrangements, 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. 

Read more about what State Library offers as an employer and if you would like to join us, look out for opportunities and be sure to apply. 

Career Opportunities

From graduate to Executive level positions, we are always on the lookout for passionate, highly motivated and proactive people to join our diverse workforce. 

We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential - if you are interested in being a part of our vision, we would love to hear from you! 

Read more about what State Library and visit the link below to see what opportunities are available.  

Preparing your application

Below are some handy tips for preparing your application for a State Library of Queensland role. Take a look before pressing 'submit' on that application! 

Also extra handy tips - remember that all State Library positions are advertised through the Queensland State Government's Smart Jobs and Careers service. Simply select State Library from the drop down options under Department or organisation.

Other opportunities to contribute to State Library 

If you would like to be a part of State Library of Queensland - maybe it's looking for some career experience, or taking part in a project in volunteer capacity - there are options available for you.

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State Library has a wonderful volunteer program, with many dynamic projects, areas and activities to participate in. If you're interested, find out what's involved and what opportunities are available.

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If you are a tertiary student requiring a placement as part of your qualification, State Library's fieldwork placement program may be of interest to you. 

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. 

Some possible flexible work arrangements include:

  • part-time arrangements
  • 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

State Library values good performance, and encourages innovation and a high standard of client service. This includes: 

  • 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

State Library 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
  • Mental Health First Aid Officers
  • Rehabilitation Officers; and the
  • Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

The EAS provides free help for State Library 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 wellbeing programs Our staff health and well-being programs have included flu vaccinations, massages, personal safety and mental health seminars.  Staff may choose to join State Library's corporate health insurance plan provided by Bupa Australia.
 
EEO and Anti-Harassment State Library is an equal opportunity employer which values respect for all people.
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.

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 discounts

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

    More information

    For more information about working for State Library, please contact CAA Recruitment Services on 07 3003 2336.

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