2018 Graduate Program

National Library of Australia

Graduate APS - ~ $56,872

Ongoing, Full-time

Parkes - ACT

Closing date: Sunday, 30 July 2017

4 days to apply

Job description


The National Library of Australia is seeking graduates from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent for our 2018 Graduate Program.

Library Graduates participate in a range of development activities and placements enabling them to gain new skills and experience in the Library and cultural sector. Graduates have the opportunity to work with our collection material (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material) such as oral histories, pictures, archived websites, manuscripts, maps and ephemera. The National Library’s published collection also contains Indigenous Australian language dictionaries, word lists and lexicons covering hundreds of languages and dialects. Graduates enjoy a working environment that is challenging, rewarding and collaborative, and receive the support of a cohort of past Indigenous Graduates.

Graduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however, you must be interested in a career in the cultural sector and passionate about building, managing and preserving the nations cultural heritage. The Library seeks to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to help build, manage and preserve collections for future generations, and ensure Australias stories can be known and told into the future with respect and sensitivity.

As the Library is located in Canberra, applicants must be willing to relocate if interstate.

Applicants are invited to review the Library’s Indigenous Employment webpage which includes profiles of our Indigenous staff and the Library’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy.

For more information about the Graduate Program please visit the Library’s Graduate Program webpage or contact Recruitment at recruitment@nla.gov.au or on 02 6262 1226.


The National Library of Australias 2018 Graduate Program is only open to graduates from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.


Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is Identified, then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agencys graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

For more information:

Nicole Hinton, 02 6262 1556

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10708048

Agency website:

National Library of Australia website