Library Officer Business Traineeship


  • Complete a nationally recognised Certificate III in Business
  • Earn while you learn with no study debt
  • Uniform provided and onsite parking available
  • Gateway into a Local Government career

Your Host Employer:

The City of Burnside is one of Adelaide’s most attractive and historic residential areas. It is well known for its tree-lined streets, period architecture, plentiful reserves and gardens within a 30 km² area. Located in the South-Eastern corner of Adelaide and just 10 minutes from the Central Business District, the City of Burnside covers 28 suburbs and has a residential population of over 45,000.

The Burnside Library is a public library in the City of Burnside. Located on the corner of Greenhill and Portrush Roads, it is part of the Burnside Civic Centre. The library was one of the first public libraries in South Australia, opening to the public on 8 April 1961.

The Role:

Maxima, and the City of Burnside, are looking for an energetic and empathetic individual to undertake a Business Traineeship within the Community Learning team.

As the trainee Library Officer you will assist in providing a consistently high standard of customer focused library services and resources to the community.

Throughout this 18-month, fulltime opportunity you will gain hands-on experience, paid training and continuous mentoring towards gaining a nationally recognised Certificate III in Business.

If successful, you will be based at the Burnside Library where the roster for this role will be 38 hours across Monday-Sunday.

Duties Include:

  • Undertake a range of library and community services activities including loans/returns, searching and reserving items, shelving and membership registrations 
  • Provide proactive value-added customer service 
  • Assist customers to access information technology including internet facilities, printer/scanner and online databases
  • Contribute towards library and community events and promotions

About You:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Great customer service skills
  • A kind and empathetic nature
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Takes initiative and strong problem-solving skills
  • Generally fit and healthy, with the ability to stand for periods of time or kneel

Role Requirements:

  • Flexibility to work various work hours 
  • Driver’s licence and access to reliable vehicle 
  • National Police, Working with Children and NDIS Clearances (or willing to obtain)
  • Satisfactorily pass a pre-employment medical assessment 
  • Covid-19 and Influenza vaccinations (or willing to obtain)
  • Customer service experience (desirable) 

How to Apply: 

Click Apply and complete the online application form, attaching a copy of your resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Recent school leavers are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

National Traineeship wages and conditions apply.

About Maxima:

Maxima is a leading Group Training Organisation – we manage recruitment, placement and ongoing support of trainees and apprentices on behalf of our host employers. We aim to help you kick-start your career into the job or industry of your choice, boost your employment credentials and equip you with the skills and knowledge to be able to succeed in the future.

For further information please visit our website

At Maxima we are committed to supporting positively diverse and including workforces which value all backgrounds and experiences.  We encourage applications from First Nations Peoples, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people of all gender identities and people living with a disability.

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