Library Makerspace Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1178321
University Library

The TL Robertson Library is a vibrant hub of knowledge at Curtin University which provides an array of innovative services and programs to support the University’s research and the development of students as independent learners and researchers. Open 24/7, the library stands as one of Western Australia's busiest, bustling with study spaces, exhibition areas, numerous function and event venues and a creative Makerspace!


Your new role

The Makerspace (or Warninyup – place of making) is situated within the Curtin University Library’s Learning Success team. The team is dedicated to fostering the desire for learning by facilitating engaging and inclusive skill development opportunities for the Curtin community. The Curtin Library Makerspace is a creative learning environment that fosters exploration, innovation and play through making. By encouraging self-directed learning, we support individuals and groups to learn new skills and develop maker projects.

We are seeking a full time, ongoing Library Makerspace Officer to support the day-to-day operations of the Library’s Makerspace which is dedicated to the development of creative and digital skills. Working within a larger team, you will support students in the use of the Makerspace’s materials, tools and equipment with a focus on safety and compliance with the Health and Safety procedures, including the running of safety inductions for select activities.

The Library Makerspace Officer plays a central role in creating and maintaining an inspiring environment that encourages students to develop new skills.
In this role, you will:

  • Contribute to the development of skills development opportunities in the form of face-to-face or online workshops or self-paced modules to be hosted on the Makerspace website.
  • Develop communication and engagement activities, such as social media or blog posts.
  • Activate your creative problem-solving skills to facilitate and support student projects.
  • Create workflows that assist visitors to use the diverse equipment available in the Makerspace safely and successfully.
  • Supervise the student casual team and provide a point of escalation for any difficult clients or queries.

The role provides ample opportunity to interact with students from diverse backgrounds and to think outside the box in developing services that are engaging and support lifelong learning.

We are looking for (the ideal candidate): 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adhere to safety practices and regulations.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and creative thinking.
  • Proficient in communication and able to guide learning among diverse groups.
  • Experience with facilitating activities (desired).
As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Karen Miller, Coordinator - Learning Success

on

[email protected].

Why Choose Us?

Our staff are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide Australia and the world with quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a friendly place where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are a part of everyday life.

Our vibrant Bentley campus includes a gym, childcare, medical centre, art gallery, hotel, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking, and excellent public transport connections.


  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: Embrace flexibility with a role based at our Bentley campus.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at https://tinyurl.com/mtyf3vad

For more information about our university visit www.curtin.edu.au


Join us!

Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

https://tinyurl.com/4dm4r57f


Applications close: 2:30pm AWST, Sunday 07 April 2024.

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.



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