We recognise the important contribution our staff make and offer a supporting and rewarding work environment. 

Staff of the Library enjoy working in an inclusive workplace that offers a range of benefits and flexible employment conditions to help them combine work and family responsibilities. 

Your career path – Our commitment to you
We invest in your career – for the Library and beyond. 

Our investment in your learning and development will provide you with the skills, experience and a career path to help you realise your full potential. 

We want you to grow professionally, to stay and do some different during your time here – and to prepare for your next move upward, outward and beyond. 

Take opportunities for formal professional development – paid by us – including specific training, job rotations, financial support for external tertiary study.

What you get
Apart from a great job – we offer a wide range of employee benefits and support, including:

  • We can offer a range of different pathways to employment – permanent, temporary and entry level programs
  • Excellent job security – with opportunities to move to other cultural institutions and across the public sector
  • We offer generous personal benefits such as:
    • annual leave, personal leave, long service leave, maternity and parental leave, community and cultural leave
    • competitive salaries and 15.4% superannuation
    • flexible work opportunities including hours of work, part-time and working remotely/from home
    • paid time off during Christmas closedown without deduction from leave balances
    • access to flextime for APS 1-6 staff.
    • a fabulous location on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra – with relocation assistance to Canberra where appropriate
    • easy access to public transport and parking 
    • an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for free counselling and support to all employees and their immediate family members.
    • annual flu vaccinations
    • workstation assessments.

Our Enterprise Agreement sets out our employment and work conditions. 

NLA’s Determination 2023-01 sets out the current salary and allowance rates.