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We're Hiring!

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

Canterbury Toy Library is looking for a new Toy Library Coordinator to begin in February 2023 as we move into the Canterbury Community Precinct at 2 Kendall Street, Canterbury.

If you're looking for a part time job, are passionate about great customer service and supporting families visiting the toy library we'd love to hear from you.

Applications close: Sunday 22nd January 2023

About Canterbury Toy Library

Canterbury Toy Library, established in 1983, is a registered charity run by a volunteer committee of management. We are passionate about promoting the value of play and sustainability by providing affordable toys to the local community and have over a thousand fun and educational items available to borrow. The toy library provides an inclusive space for members as well as educated advice on the selection of play materials as well as connecting members with other families and local services to support their children’s development.

Position Information

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinate day to day functions of the Canterbury Toy Library including office administration and emails

  • Register and orientate new members, ensuring borrowers are aware of the rules and responsibilities of being a Canterbury Toy Library member

  • Coordinate borrowing sessions including the provision of advice and support to members on toy selection as well as management of monetary transactions relating to membership fees and fines

  • Training and supervision of volunteers

  • Manage toy collection including the maintenance of toys (regular assessment of safety, cleanliness and packaging)

  • Develop knowledge of the Canterbury Toy Library collection and help identify gaps for toy purchasing

  • Act as a representative for Canterbury Toy Library by attending meetings or training as deemed appropriate

  • Foster a welcoming environment for members and volunteers

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in a toy library or community focused not for profit environment desirable but not essential

  • Computer literate and confident using a range of computer programs. Training will be provided for SETLS which is used for our toy catalogue and member database

  • Experience working with families with young children

  • Ability to feel confident working independently and as part of a team

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience or understanding of the value and importance of play

  • An understanding of developmental milestones of children and an ability to match appropriate play materials to these developmental stages;

  • The ability to manage time effectively and work with limited supervision;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to create warm, welcoming and caring environments

Hours and Conditions

The primary working days and hours for this role are:

  • Wednesdays 2-5pm, Fridays 9.30-12.30, Saturdays 9.30-12.30

  • The hours for this role could potentially be shared between two employees if you would like to apply but aren't available for all days listed

The position is subject to the satisfactory completion of:

  • National Criminal Record Check

  • Working with Children Check

How to Apply

Canterbury Toy Library values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application by email including a resume to, those who wish to address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description may do so in their cover letter.

You can find the full position description below

2022 CATL Coordinator Position Description
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