Canterbury Toy Library is looking for a new Toy Library Coordinator to begin in mid to late July 2023 as we experience a period of growth in our new building at Canterbury Community Precinct. This is a fast paced role with new families touring and joining the toy library each week.
If you're looking for a part time job, are passionate about great customer service and supporting families learning through play at the toy library we'd love to hear from you.
Applications close: Wednesday 5th July 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.
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 12.30-3.30pm and alternating Saturdays 9.30-12.30
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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