• Ngā Puna Mātauraka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | UC Libraries
  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

E kai ō mata, e areare o taringa. Tēnei te reo karanga ki ngā hau e whā. Nau mai ngā tono ki tēnei tūranga kei Ngā Puna Mātauraka o Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.

Are you keen to engage with students and lead the delivery and success of the library Te Rua Makerspace?

What You Will Do

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Kairuruku Wāhi-auaha | Engagement and Learning Librarian to join our Puna (Library) team. You will lead our day-to-day Te Rua Makerspace, supporting an innovative, creative and collaborative environment for students and staff to explore ideas and research opportunities that enhances student retention and success.

The Kairuruku Wāhi-auaha | Engagement and Learning Librarian will engage with and empower students’ ideas, their development and applications utilising blended online learning, and multi-disciplinary learning. You get the chance to bring our Te Rua Makerspace blueprint to life!

Who You Are

Naturally, you will have an outgoing personality, with a passion and enthusiasm for working in the library and education sector. Attributes required to be successful in this role include:

  • Knowledge and growing competence in te reo Māori or other Pacific language and customs
  • Experience supervising and training others
  • Leadership skills, with creativity and innovative thinking
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current makerspace trends
  • Experience designing and managing learning programmes related to technology and crafting
  • Confidence and curiosity to learn new technologies and software, and use these effectively
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills with a good understanding and appreciation of other cultures
  • Experience in report writing, excellent organisation skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of methods of organising and finding information in libraries would be an advantage

Who You Will Work With

You will work with a dynamic library team who are passionate about making a difference for student and staff learning, teaching and research. The team delivers on-campus and online library engagement services, and oversees library learning spaces such as Te Rua makerspace for the student community. For more information about the Library and our team, please visit our website.

Why UC

Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora – Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: 19 May 2021 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz

Due to current border restrictions, you must have New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.