Working at the Library

Considering a career at Victoria University of Wellington’s Library?

The Library is a great place to work with varied roles across multiple teams. We support the teaching and research undertaken by the University. Our work is guided by Te Mahere Whai Tikanga a Te Pātaka Kōrero – Library Strategy 2023 which sets out our values and commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

It's a great place to work!

The Library is a collaborative and inclusive work environment. We support our staff in both their personal and professional development. There are always opportunities to improve your te reo Māori and understanding of tikanga.

Do I need a library background?

No! The work of the Library cuts across many industries and skills. There are career opportunities for:

  • library and archival professionals
  • web and system developers
  • engagement and marketing professionals
  • customer services specialists
  • anyone interested in Universities and academic research.

How do I find out more?

When we have positions available, they are advertised on the University’s career site.

If you are interested in finding out more about working in New Zealand’s library and information sectors in general, the LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) website provides additional information. We also regularly post our vacancies to the LIANZA vacancies webpage.

If you are interested in finding out more about the programmes Victoria University of Wellington offers in the areas of information studies and information management, the School of Information Management – Te Kura Tiaki, Whakawhiti Kōrero provides additional information.