Manager Library & Cultural Services

Work Type: Contract
Location: Toowoomba CBD
Applications Close: 29/10/2018 11:45 PM

About Council

The Toowoomba region is located just 90 minutes west of Brisbane and at its core is all about rich traditions and bold ambitions. Our long and proud agricultural history has evolved Toowoomba into Australia’s second largest inland city supporting diverse townships in the council area and acting as a service centre for South West Qld and North West NSW. The region is boldly forging new opportunities around the Surat Basin resource sector, education, health, transport and massive infrastructure investments. Growth hasn’t come at the expense of liveability though, with Toowoomba twice voted in the top 5 most family friendly cities in Australia.

Toowoomba Regional Council services a regional population of 166,500 and employs a team of approximately 1,800 staff, dedicated and passionate about delivering excellent customer service to the community, residents and visitors throughout the region. We recognise that our success depends upon attracting and retaining skilled and talented staff and offer a wide variety of interesting challenges and opportunities to develop your career.


  • Excellent management opportunity within Tooowoomba Regional Council.
  • Three (3) year renewable contract opportunity based in Toowoomba.

About the Opportunity

Effectively lead, manage and plan the delivery and ongoing development of Council’s library and cultural development programs and services for the benefit of Council and the community.

Provide leadership and support for employees by fostering a Council culture that values people and encourages and supports team work, innovation, openness, participation and quality relationships.

This position will report directly to the General Manager of Environment and Community Services. There is Financial Delegation responsibility attached to this position. 

What you will need to succeed

We are looking for an innovative, strategic thinker with extensive management experience who possesses a Bachelor degree in Arts, Business, Librarianship or a related discipline, and ideally has experience working in the library, arts and culture sector.

The ideal applicant will have demonstrated ability to formulate, provide initiative, implement, monitor and evaluate projects or programs. Your excellent time management, organisational, and interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills will ensure you are able to provide expert advice on a range of work practices and procedures, and effectively manage at all levels within the Branch, Group and Organisation, as well as develop and maintain working relationships with external providers. You will have substantial and demonstrated knowledge of various legislation, systems and reporting applicable to Local Government. You will also need to have a demonstrated ability to adhere to an appropriate and effective set of core values and beliefs (as found attached in the TRC Values and Behaviours Chart).

How to Apply

To apply, please submit two documents:

  1. A document addressing the “Success Criteria” in the Position Description; and
  2. Your current resume.

Visit our website for information on how to apply for jobs at Toowoomba Regional Council. Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

For further information

Please contact Nick Hauser on 07 4688 6475 within business hours.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is at 11.45pm on Monday, 29 October 2018

Job region
Toowoomba Regional Council
Full time
Nick Hauser on 07 4688 6475
Closing date
Monday 29 October 2018