Senior Project Manager (VPSG5.1)

Job posted: 24/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 6 months

Organisation: State Library of Victoria

Salary: $103,920 - $114,828

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/SLV/OCEO/1640040

Reference: VG/SLV/OCEO/1640040

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At State Library Victoria, we believe that access to information and stories builds knowledge, strengthens community and inspires our future. Our recent redevelopment transformed our services and spaces, enhancing our role as a driver of Victoria’s education, innovation, tourism and creative industries. As the world enters a time of unprecedented change, this capacity to transform and adapt has never been more important as we support the community to navigate a fundamentally changed, post-COVID-19 world.

Our vision is of a library for all in a changing world.

  • An exciting opportunity for an experienced project manager to contribute to library sector development and engagement
  • 6-month fixed term, full-time role
  • Hybrid work (3 days in the Melbourne CBD office & 2 days working from home)
  • Attractive VPS 5.1 salary between $103,920 - $114,828 + 10% superannuation


About the opportunity

Reporting to the Head of Library Sector Engagement, your key accountabilities will include:

  • Delivering high-level, statewide strategic library sector development projects including industry research, strategy development, professional development of staff, advocacy and community engagement programs that position Victorian public libraries for the future
  • Establishing and maintaining positive internal and external stakeholder relationships and working in a way that strengthens a culture of sector-wide collaboration
  • Achieving project outcomes within specified timeframes and budgets, and to the satisfaction of project owners, while ensuring compliance with all legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Undertaking evaluation of statewide public library projects
  • Ensuring that State Library Victoria meets its obligations to promote high standards in the sector, through outstanding delivery of sector development initiatives
  • Providing high-quality support for a process to deliver a plan for the next three years of State Library collaboration with the Victorian public library sector

For more information about the role, please refer to the position description.


About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have/be:

  • Knowledge of the Australian and international library sectors
  • Significant experience in managing multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Proficient in one or more project methodologies
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • A collaborative problem solver
  • Accountable, adaptable and committed
  • A recognised tertiary qualification and/or experience in project management, library and information management, community development or a relevant discipline
  • A current Victorian driver licence
  • A valid Working with Children Check card or ability to obtain one prior to commencement

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplespeople with disabilitypeople from cultural and linguistical diverse backgroundsLGBTIQ+ and people of all ages and abilities to apply.


Culture and benefits

We are committed to developing and supporting a high performing workforce and an inclusive work environment. We offer attractive rewards and benefits to employees, including:

  • Competitive salary and 10% superannuation
  • Career advancement opportunities across a range of disciplines including information management, conservation, preservation, digitisation, curatorship, philanthropy, communications, information technology, strategy, policy, governance, finance and procurement, human resources and more
  • Transparent performance framework that allows you to approach your work with confidence in how you are tracking, working to professional development plans agreed on by you and your manager
  • Professional development opportunities including assignment and secondment opportunities, internal and external learning opportunities and Victorian Public Sector employee networks (e.g. diversity & inclusion groups, new ways of working group, etc)
  • Generous leave entitlements including 20 days of annual leave, 18 days of paid personal leave, 16 weeks of paid parental leave, purchased leave, study leave, multicultural leave, family violence leave and more
  • Flexible working arrangements including changes in hours of work, patterns of work and work area
  • Salary packaging including salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Discount on public transport
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing programs including discount on private health insurance, employee assistance program and annual flu vaccination

Find out more about our inclusion, diversity and access initiatives.


About us

State Library Victoria is overseen by Creative Victoria, part of the Victorian Government's Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, and reports to the Minister for Creative Industries.

It is Australia's oldest public library. Over more than 160 years, we have collected almost 5.5 million items including books, manuscripts, serials, photographs, artworks, maps and ephemera. Each year we add more than 70,000 heritage items to the Library's rich collection.

We strengthen communities and inspire participation with a full calendar of free exhibitions, events, talks, workshops and children's programming every season.

Our staff are passionate, motivated, professional, welcoming and proud to work in one of Melbourne's most prized architectural jewels and best-loved cultural icons. We treasure our rich heritage and collection, and are excited by the Library's future as a place that inspires possibilities for all Victorians.

Find out more about our values, goals and strategy.

Find out more about our values, goals and strategy on our website (www.slv.vic.gov.au).


COVID-19 vaccination information

State Library Victoria is committed to providing and maintaining a safe work environment that is without risk to the health of its employees. This means applying all current health directions. As a result, successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption prior to commencement.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button to submit your application via Careers.Vic, attaching the following document:

  • Resume



For a confidential discussion, please contact Jacqui Horwood on (03) 8664 7056 or email jhorwood@slv.vic.gov.au.

We want all applicants to have an equal opportunity to demonstrate that they are the best person for the job. If you require an adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact our People team on (03) 8664 7258 or employment@slv.vic.gov.au.


Applications close Australian Eastern Standard Time 11:59pm Sunday, 10 July 2022

Senior Project Manager (VPSG5.1)

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Jacqui Horwood on (03) 8664 7056 | jhorwood@slv.vic.gov.au

Senior Project Manager (VPSG5.1)