Work with us

Why work with us?

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

We offer opportunities across a wide variety of occupations, ranging from information management and librarianship, conservation and digital specialisations to public programming and event management, curatorship, exhibition development, human resources, communications, finance, information technology and more.

Staff enjoy a range of benefits, including learning and development opportunities, flexible working practices, health and wellbeing programs, an employee assistance program, social club and Commuter Club membership, and a central location close to public transport.

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 where all Victorians can discover, learn, create and connect.

Job opportunities

To view our job vacancies, visit the Victorian Government Careers website. Note: Applications must be submitted through this website.

To apply:

  • if you are a new user, you will need to register and create a new Career Services account (or log in if you already have an account)
  • add your contact details, work history, education, skills and your resume to the 'My Profile' section of your account
  • attach a response to the key selection criteria outlined in the position description
  • save and submit your application.

Applicants should keep a copy of the position description, as it cannot be accessed once the job has closed.

Candidates are advised that the key selection criteria must be addressed. For guidelines on applying for government positions and addressing key selection criteria, see the tips for applying section of the Victorian Government Careers website.

It is preferred that candidates apply online. If you are unable to apply online or have difficulties accessing the information or lodging your application, please contact Your enquiry will be handled by a member of the People and Culture team.

Employment eligibility

  • All applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The position description is indicative of the initial expectation of the role and subject to change based on organisational goals and priorities, activities and focus of the job.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to a probation period of six months.
  • Some roles require a valid Working with Children Check. This requirement is indicated in the relevant position description.

Equal employment opportunity

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively welcomes and values the unique contributions of all people. We are an equal opportunity employer and act in accordance with our obligations under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities.

  • We are committed to providing a work environment free of harassment and discrimination.
  • We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people of all ages and abilities to apply.

Child safe standards

We are committed to being a child safe organisation with zero tolerance for child abuse, always acting in the child's best interest.

Privacy notification

Our collection and handling of applications and personal information complies with the requirements of the Privacy and Protection Act (2014).

Safety and wellbeing

We recognise our responsibility to provide and maintain, so far as is practicable, for all people who work in the Library or use our resources, an environment that is safe and without risk to health. In order to achieve that objective, the Library maintains an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system that includes policies, procedures and systems of work. All Library employees have been allocated OH&S responsibilities and are responsible for ensuring that the policies, procedures and systems of work are implemented and followed.

Physical requirements of the position

Please refer to the position description for details of the predominant physical requirements for the role.


We will conduct our operations in a manner that reduces the environmental impact of Library employees, contractors and visitors. We are committed to minimising the environmental impacts associated with our operations to the greatest extent possible, and seek to achieve continual improvement in the management of our environmental policies and practices.

Terms and conditions of employment

The terms and conditions of employment and standard of behaviour expected by staff at the Library are in accordance with the State Library Victoria Enterprise Partnership Agreement 2016 and the Code of conduct for Victorian public sector employees.

Work experience

Our work experience program for students in Years 10 and 11 is currently under review, and we are not accepting applications for 2017.