Work with us

State Library Victoria is an exciting, diverse and inspirational place to work. Since the Library first opened in February 1856, our focus has been on the people who work here and the public who visit us.

Why work with us?

We offer opportunities across a wide range of occupations, from information management and librarianship to conservation, curatorship and events management, and human resources to information technology and digital specialisations.

The Library is an EEO employer and staff enjoy a range of benefits, including training and development opportunities, salary packaging options, work–life balance, health and wellbeing programs, social club and Commuter Club membership, and a central location opposite public transport.

Our Library staff are passionate, motivated, professional and 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 where all Victorians can discover, learn, create and connect.

If you enjoy helping the public discover and use new knowledge and ideas, the State Library Victoria is the place for you.

Job opportunities

You can browse our job vacancies on the Victorian Government Careers website at any time. All job applications must be made via the same website. To apply:

  • create a My Career Services account (or log in if you already have an account)
  • add (or update) your contact details, work history, education, skills and your resume to the 'My Profile' section of your account
  • ensure you attach a response to the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description
  • save and submit your application.

Your account stores all your job applications and you can also set up job alerts for future vacancies.

Terms and conditions of employment

The terms and conditions of employment at the Library are in accordance with the State Library Victoria Enterprise Partnership Agreement 2012. You can download and view this document below.

The code of conduct for Victorian public sector employees details the standard of behaviour expected of staff members employed at the State Library of Victoria. You can download and view this document below.

Work experience

The Library offers a limited number of one-week work experience placements to secondary school students in years 10 and 11.

To apply, submit a letter including the following details: the name of your school, your year level, your preferred placement dates and the reasons why you would like to undertake work experience with us. Please email your letter to employment@slv.vic.gov.au.

Applications for each forthcoming year normally open in August and close in November.