Research And Information Officer


  • Opportunity to work at one of Australia's leading cultural institutions
  • Be a part of the Library's exciting new future
  • $82,445 - $90,785 pa
The Library is evolving to meet the demands of the 21st century, with a recent review providing a blueprint for building a modern, sustainable and high functioning organisation now complete. There are exciting opportunities available to join the Library and work closely with the leadership team to implement our vision and create new ways of working together.

As a world leading library, the National Library of Australia offers an innovative and collaborative workplace where exceptional team players and technical specialists can flourish. As part of the Library’s team, you will help support organisational reform, working collaboratively with your team to shape the Library’s future.

The National Library of Australia is seeking an experienced Research and Information Manager to fill the role of APS6 in the Philanthropy Section in our Office of the Director-General. This is a non-ongoing role for up to two years.

The Philanthropy Section is responsible for driving and delivering the Treasured Voices campaign, within the framework of the Council-endorsed Fundraising Strategy.

The fundraising strategy includes three key components:
  • Fundraising Programs: Develop and grow best practice fundraising programs leveraging the Library’s strengths and position within the market. These include major gifts (including trusts and foundations); bequests and a national stewardship program.
  • Governance and Business Operations: Invest in and build effective governance structures and business operations to support strong foundations and scaling up of a successful sustainable program.
  • Culture: Commit to and build a strong culture of philanthropy within the Library (Council, Senior Executive and staff) and its donor base to enable success and sustainability of fundraising for the long term.

To be the right contender for this role, you need to be able to provide seasoned and experienced researcher to support the philanthropic activities of the Library.

Your intellectual rigour, client focused approach and ability to manage competing demands will be complemented by excellent communication skills and a personal style that engenders trust and respect.

You will support the activities of the Library’s Treasured Voices campaign by gathering, analysing and documenting internal and publicly available information to identify prospective donors, inform cultivation strategies, and determine ask areas and amounts; and manage the Library’s Raiser’s Edge database as an information resource for the Treasured Voices campaign.

The successful candidate should have fundraising experience at a non-profit organisation and experience with a fundraising database such as Raiser’s Edge.

It is desirable that you have qualifications or relevant knowledge and experience in Business, Arts, Humanities or a related discipline.

The role of the National Library of Australia, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers. The Library has four strategic priorities:

1. We collect today what will be important tomorrow
2. We connect with communities, and connect communities with their national collections
3. We collaborate with others to maximise the national impact of cultural collection.
4. We build capability to maximise return on the nation’s investment in the Library.

Open a new chapter in your career and apply now. Further information can be found in the Candidate Information Pack on the Library’s website.