This Youth Employment Initiative provides young people the opportunity to develop employment skills, gearing them up to enter the workforce with confidence. As part of this initiative, Libraries and Youth Services deliver a series of workshops around resume and cover letter writing, interview skills and financial resilience, aimed at students in years 10 to 12.

Additionally, students in Year 10 will be invited to apply for a contract position at the Libraries as a Junior Library Officer.
Successful applicants from local Year 10 students will gain contracts provided until the 30th June in their Year 12 of schooling. Completion of the contract in mid Year 12 allows students to focus on studies during this important period. It is anticipated that these roles will be recruited annually, resulting in a regular employment opportunity for local young people in Canning.

Recruitment now open!

The City of Canning is now recruiting for Year 10 Junior Library Officers.

  • 1 x Junior Library Officer (Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Position)
  • 3 x Junior Library Officer

Applications close 5pm, Monday 10 May, 2021.

View the position advertisements here:

To apply visit

Applicants are encouraged to attend the offered workshops to support them through the process.

What is a Junior Library Officer? 

Our Junior Library Officers support library operations by ensuring resources are well organised to help easy access for customers. 
Ensuring that books and other items are well presented on shelves as well as providing outstanding levels of customer service by being welcoming and giving assistance where needed is key in this role. Members of this team build effective relationships with other staff members, helping to contribute to the efficient operation of the Library. 

Junior Library Officers work regular after school and Saturday shifts at City of Canning Library locations.

Here is what our current Junior Library Officers have to say!

 My working experience at the Canning libraries as a Junior Shelver has been very eye-opening as I learnt about the process of gaining employment. I feel it is a great way to gain your first working experience and insights into working in the customer service industry. The workshops held helped me prepare for my first paid job and obtain the skills I needed to apply.
Tristan, Junior Library Officer

The City of Canning's Junior Library Shelver position is a great start to young people beginning their working lives, and possibly supporting career paths. As an Indigenous person, I saw this opportunity as an amazing inclusive experience that constantly uplifts and prepares you for the working world.
Curtis, Junior Library Officer

Upcoming Workshops

Interview skills: Tips to shine in a job interview
4 May 4pm - 5pm
Lynwood Youth Centre

Tax, Super and Banking: How do I file for a TFN? What is superannuation? And, HELP! I need a bank account!
29 May 10am - 11 am
Riverton Library

Being money smart: What to do now you have an income? Spend or Save?
10 June 4pm - 5pm
Willetton Youth Centre
Junior Library Officers 2020
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