The Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts and Culture invites passionate and dedicated individuals to apply for the Librarian Vacancy. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the preservation and promotion of knowledge and culture within the community.

By joining the team, applicants will enrich lives through literature, arts, and heritage.

Librarian Vacancy Overview

  • Position: Librarian
  • Reference Number: SAC 2024/09
  • Salary Level: Salary Level 07
  • Salary: R308,154.00 per annum
  • Location: Ha-Masia, Vhembe District
  • Application Deadline: 31 July 2024, 13:00 pm.

Minimum Requirements

  • Qualification: Undergraduate qualification NQF level 6 in Library & Information Studies/Science recognized by SAQA.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a library environment.
  • Driver’s License: Valid driver’s license required (except for persons with disabilities).

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Batho Pele principles, Public Service Regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with administration procedures, including norms and standards.
  • Basic numeracy skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Basic interpersonal relations skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain discipline.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Market and Promote Library Services:
    • Develop strategies to promote library services within the community.
    • Implement marketing initiatives to increase library usage.
  • Classify and Catalogue Library Material:
    • Organize and categorize library materials according to established systems.
    • Maintain accurate records of library holdings.
  • Render Reference and Information Services:
    • Assist users with reference queries and information retrieval.
    • Provide guidance on library resources and services.
  • Develop and Establish Library:
    • Contribute to the development and growth of the library collection.
    • Organize library displays and bibliographies during departmental events.
  • Professional Library and Information Service:
    • Provide professional library services to the community.
    • Foster a culture of reading and information access.
  • Manage Day-to-Day Library Operations:
    • Oversee the daily operations of the library.
    • Ensure efficient circulation of library resources.
  • Marketing and Advocacy of Library Services:
    • Advocate for the library’s role within the community.
    • Develop and implement marketing strategies.
  • Facilitate Book Clubs:
    • Support the establishment and participation of book clubs.
    • Coordinate book club activities and engagement.
  • Library Material Management:
    • Capture newly acquired library materials into the system.
    • Maintain an online authority file and ensure accuracy.
  • Library Administrative Tasks:
    • Handle interlibrary loans and manage reference queries.
    • Monitor and report on library resource circulation.
  • Library User Support and Orientation:
    • Conduct library orientations for users.
    • Provide assistance in information retrieval and library usage.
  • Reporting and Stakeholder Liaison:
    • Monitor library user statistics and compile reports.
    • Liaise with stakeholders and district libraries on library matters.
  • Supervision and Asset Management:
    • Supervise library staff and conduct asset verification.
    • Ensure maintenance of library building, equipment, and assets.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted on new Z83 forms.
  • The new Z83 form must be fully completed and signed by the applicant.

Application Submission

  • Applications should be submitted through the eRecruitment system
  • The application should include a recent comprehensive CV detailing previous experience (positions held and duration/dates), copies of all qualifications, Identity Document, and valid driver’s license ONLY.
  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo security clearance and pre-employment verifications.
  • Applications can be submitted to the Director: Human Resource Management, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Private Bag X 9549, POLOKWANE, 0700, or hand-delivered to 21 Biccard Street, Olympic Towers, Polokwane.
  • For enquiries, contact Mr. Musia N, Ms. Mothupi PP, Ms. Langa L, or Ms. Makaulule MM at 015 284 4143, 4032, 4109, or 4144.

Equal Opportunity Employer and Employment Equity:

  • The Department of Sport, Arts & Culture is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with clear employment equity targets.
  • Employment decisions will align with the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.

The Department of Sport, Arts & Culture in Limpopo offers an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about contributing to cultural preservation and community enrichment. As an equal opportunity employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants are reminded to adhere strictly to the application process outlined, ensuring all required documents and information are submitted correctly. The Department values transparency and fairness throughout the recruitment process, with decisions guided by the department’s Employment Equity Plan.

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