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-       Leadership role

-       Opportunity to be involved at a strategic and operational level

-       Community centric

From the peaceful seaside town of Kāwhia in the west to beautiful Lake Arapuni on the eastern boundary, and nestled against the slopes of Mt Pirongia, Ōtorohanga district has it all. The district is centrally located, only two hours from Auckland, Tauranga and New Plymouth.

If you are keen on the outdoors, underground adventure at the Waitomo Caves, fishing out of Kawhia Harbour, surfing at Raglan and the ski fields of Mount Ruapehu are all within easy reach. Ōtorohanga is the Kiwiana Capital of New Zealand, and is a vibrant town that enjoys a range of services, cafes and boutique shops.

At the centre of the Ōtorohanga township is one of two community libraries within the District.

We are seeking an innovative, forward thinking person to manage the operations at both Ōtorohanga and Kāwhia library.

This leadership role reports to the Group Manager Corporate, and has responsibility for continually improving the Council’s library service to meet the needs of our community now and into the future.  You will have the opportunity to think strategically about the community’s long-term information, literacy and other library related needs and aspirations, and ensure programmes, collections and services reflect this.


To excel in this role, you will have:


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in library or information management
  • Strong communications skills and a proactive customer service attitude
  • An interest in emerging technologies and innovative ideas
  • Previous supervisory experience


To apply, send your CV and cover letter to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 2nd October.