Work with us

Work with us

City of Kingston employs around 1,500 people in a range of positions, including libraries. All current vacancies, position descriptions and job applications are managed through our online portal. 

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Volunteer

Home library service volunteers select and deliver books and resources to the community. Their home visits are a highlight for homebound library members. It's a great opportunity to share and discover favourite books, authors and films.

Join the home library service volunteer team:

  • support Kingston community members
  • learn new skills
  • meet new and like-minded people
  • chat about books with fellow book-lovers

Email homelibrary@kingston.vic.gov.au or call 1300 135 668.

Work experience

We are committed to providing opportunities to as many local secondary school students as possible. We can offer a maximum of one week of work experience per student. Library hours of work are Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm unless otherwise specified.

Applicants should note that every effort is made to place students, however there is a high demand particularly at peak times of the year including June, July and November and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

How to apply

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An online application form will be available here during the application period. To be eligible you must live or study within the City of Kingston.

  • For work experience up to the end of July – applications open on 1 February and must be received by the 1 March each year.
  • For work experience from August to December – applications open on 1 June and must be received by 1 July each year.

Requests cannot be accepted after these cut off dates. Places are strictly limited and subject to availability.

Payments

Work experience students will be paid $5 per day in accordance with minimum requirements under the Victorian Government work experience arrangements. In order to receive payment, bank account details will need to be provided to the City of Kingston.

Further information

After your application is lodged, you may be contacted to attend a short interview. For this interview you will be asked to bring along a copy of your resume and your Department of Education and Early Childhood Development work experience arrangement form.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

If you are successful at your interview, your work experience arrangement Form will be completed. This form must then be signed by your school principal, you and your parent / guardian, and returned to Kingston Libraries no later than one week prior to the commencement of your placement. Students cannot commence work experience unless this completed form has been received.

During your placement you will be required to wear neat and tidy clothing and closed toed shoes.

If you would like any further information regarding work experience, please contact us.

 

 

Industry placement

Students currently enrolled in an ALIA-approved course are eligible to apply for an industry placement as a requirement to complete their qualifications. Placement dates, times and frequency are arranged by agreement with students, however industry placement students will not be rostered for evening or weekend shifts.

Placements are offered at Chelsea, Cheltenham or Parkdale library. In addition, some time may be rostered in our operations team during the placement.

To apply, please contact our customer service team leader to discuss your needs. Phone 1300 135 668 or email library@kingston.vic.gov.au.