Apply for the Library's Temporary Employment Register

The National Library of Australia regularly has short-term or project based employment opportunities for periods up to 18 months. These temporary vacancies can be full time, part time or casual (intermittent and varied hours). The work offered can be within:

  • Collections Management (eg. preservation, cataloguing, acquisitions, special collections management, curatorship, archivists),

  • Library Services (eg. reference services, reading room floor, document supply services, collection retrieval, research),

  • Digital and IT Services (eg. IT support and operations, Trove, digitisation, digital preservation, web development, graphic design),

  • Corporate services and administration (eg. finance, human resources, executive support, building management, records management), and

  • Exhibitions and outreach (eg. education, marketing, editorial/publishing, exhibition installation).

Applications are welcome from all disciplines and levels of experience.

To register please complete an application which can be found on the Current Vacancies page.

All registrations nominally expire on 30 September. At this time, all applicants will be invited to renew their interest in temporary employment opportunities at the Library.

Should you have any questions or you experience any difficulties applying, please contact Recruitment via email -

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