Library Assistant | Kaiāwhina (Macmillan Brown)

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 11 Jun 2023

Macmillan Brown Library | Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown

Part-time at 22.5 hours a week (0.6FTE)

Fixed-term role June 2023 - January 2025.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-2:30pm, Wednesday 9am-5pm (hours are open to discussion with the successful candidate).

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He hiahia, he pūkenga nōu ki te mahi a te Kaiāwhina? Nāia te pōwhiri nā Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha kia tono mai i te tūranga nei.

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do

You will work as part of the Macmillan Brown Library team who provide a range of services, resources and expertise from our art, archives and published collections to support learning, teaching and research. This will include

  • Providing front facing customer services for the Library including support to on-campus and distance students, staff and community.
  • Assist with the maintenance of access to collections within the Library, provide a safe and welcoming environment for library users, support blended online learning, and contribute towards campus-wide library services.

Mōu | Who You Are
You will be a customer-focussed person with a passion for helping staff and students access information and creating a welcoming environment, particularly for Māori and Pasifika customers.

You have at least two year's work experience in a Library, office, or customer service environment.

You have knowledge of methods of organising and finding information in libraries and administrative procedures and systems such as managing files and records.

An understanding of te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and a respect for te ao Māori is important.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With

You will work with a committed library team who care about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research. The Macmillan Brown Library team treasures, protects and facilitates access, as appropriate, to our unique cultural heritage collections now and in the future.  UC Library staff work collaboratively to deliver friendly face-to-face and online services and resources consistent with the UC strategy, vision, and values. 

For more information about the Library and our team, please visit our website.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us:

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 11 June 2023 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications may be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 15553
Posted on 25 May 2023
Closes on 11 Jun 2023 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Library
Job level(s) Entry/Graduate
Work type(s) Fixed term part-time
More details (document) Library Assistant PD May 2023.pdf
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