Thursday, 30 April 2015

Volunteer library role for teacher

Contact: Helen Hortle, A Fairer World
p: 0400 824 261   e:

Date: Ongoing        
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: All Teachers

Are you looking for a way to make a significant contribution using your teaching skills outside the classroom?

We are seeking a volunteer teacher to research and collate resources that support our school programs

We currently have a wonderful volunteer who maintains the library catalogue and resources in accordance with the written procedures manual, including:
• cataloging acquisitions;
• adding borrowers as required;
• recording loan issues and returns;
• following up on overdue loans;
• re-shelving returns; and
• systematic checking of shelves for order, missing and outdated resources.

However, we are also in need of someone with teaching knowledge to research and recommend resources to support our current programs in schools. These include:
• Let's Get Together, a broad-based diversity education program that aims to address discrimination and bullying.
• Living in Between, an anti-racism program offered as a series of workshops or one-off presentations delivered by the Students Against Racism in partnership with TasTAFE.
• The Hobart Human Library, in which people who have encountered discrimination are 'books' for others to read. Sessions for schools and workplaces provide a fun approach to breaking down barriers - it's difficult to maintain prejudices when engaging face to face.

The position is based in our very pleasant and centrally located library/office at 4 Battery Square, Battery Point, 7004.

You would be working with a small, passionate team in a collaborative and flexible work environment.

Ideally the job would suit either a retired teacher or someone working part-time as a teacher but wanting a rewarding role outside the classroom. Working from home some of the time is an option.

We would prefer someone who is looking to a long-term commitment (1-2 years), as it will take time to become familiar with the resources and the work requirements.

Full training will be provided.

Time required: 5 - 10 hrs per week. Flexible times during opening hours (9.30am and 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday).

Teacher Information
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More information:
Enquires: or 03 6223 1025