Work Experience at Kingston Libraries
We are committed to providing opportunities to as many Year 10 students as possible who are able to demonstrate engagement to the world of work within a public library setting. These opportunities are available to students who live or study within the City of Kingston.
We can offer a maximum of one week of work experience per student. Library hours of work are Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm unless otherwise specified.
Applicants should note that every effort is made to place students; however there is a high demand particularly at peak times of the year including June, July and November and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.
How to apply:
Requests should be in writing via the application form available here during the application period.
Requests must be made by the following dates:
- For work experience up to the end of July – applications open on the 1st February and must be received by the 1st March each year.
- For work experience from August to December – applications open on the 1st June and must be received by 1st July each year.
Requests cannot be accepted after these cut off dates. Places are strictly limited and subject to availability.
Work experience students will be paid $5.00 per day in accordance with minimum requirements under the Victorian Government Work Experience Arrangements. In order to receive payment, bank account details will need to be provided to the City of Kingston.
After your application is lodged, you may be contacted to attend an interview. For this interview you will be asked to bring along a copy of your resume and your Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Work Experience Arrangement Form.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.
If you are successful at interview, your Work Experience Arrangement Form will be completed. This form must then be signed by your School Principal, you and your parent / guardian and returned to Kingston Libraries no later than 1 week prior to the commencement of your placement. Students cannot commence work experience unless this form has been received.
During your Work Experience placement you will be required to wear neat and tidy clothing (no denim) and closed toed shoes.
If you would like any further information regarding work experience, please contact Kingston Libraries on phone 1300 135 668.