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Librarian and Media Centre Teacher



St Benedict’s is an Independent Catholic School which seeks to provide a holistic education for boys through full participation in spiritual, academic, sporting, creative and cultural activities. The Board of Governors invites applications for the following post in the Preparatory School.

Librarian and Media Centre Teacher


  • Have a recognised qualification in Library and Information Science, with at least three years working experience in an academic library; or a recognised teaching qualification with a proven track record of experience managing a library and media centre
  • Knowledge and experience of running of a circulation desk (issuing, renewal and returning of book loans)
  • Sorting and re-shelving returned books, periodicals and other materials
  • Have the ability to create a school-wide reading culture and foster a love for reading
  • Researching and sourcing new textbooks and online reading programmes for academic enrichment and support
  • Managing the library to provide the most effective resources to boys, staff and other users
  • Be willing and have the ability and experience to teach an academic subject at a Prep School level
  • High level of ICT competency, including the ability to teach information skills and digital citizenship
  • An understanding and appreciation of 21st Century Skills and the ability to design aligned learning experiences
  • Working knowledge of library methods and procedures; and archival practices
  • Knowledge in the use of library electronic databases and library management systems
  • Good communication skills essential to ensure that media work is current, relevant and curriculum aligned
  • SACE registration would be advantageous
  • Be willing to participate in the Catholic Ethos of the School

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit a letter of motivation, with the names of three references and their abridged curriculum vitae to by no later than 30 October 2020.

Applicants should be able to commence duty in January 2021

St Benedict’s is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. The
Board reserves the right not to make an appointment. The submission of a C.V. will in itself not
automatically qualify the applicant for an interview. Applicants who have not been contacted within
two weeks from the closing date of this advert should assume their application was unsuccessful.
Only interviewed candidates will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

Closing Date
St Benedicts College, Bedfordview
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