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  • Date posted

    May 22, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Gauteng Johannesburg


January 2025

St John’s Preparatory forms part of St John’s College and offers an excellent academic, social and emotional curriculum which is enriched with music, art, drama, technology and sport. The Prep caters to boys from Grades 3 to 7 and has an excellent record in preparing them for their College careers.

We seek to appoint a suitably qualified Librarian responsible for the day-to-day running of the Library. The Librarian will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Prep Library.

Main Purpose of the Role

  • Develop and ensure the Library is a place where students can extend their creativity and imaginations; where they want to come to learn, read, study and borrow resources
  • To ensure the Library is responsive to the needs of the boys in the fast-changing modern world incorporating information technology, promoting the use of appropriate and relevant IT applications to support teaching and learning
  • Create and maintain a visually and intellectually stimulating learning environment which supports and enhances the delivery of the school’s educational programmes.
  • To provide innovative ideas and initiatives to promote and inspire a love of literacy amongst the boys, and ensure this is embodied within the aims and values of the school
  • To ensure the Library plays a central role in the academic life of the school

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the archiving, selection, acquisition, organisation, promotion and maintenance of books and non-book resources in the library
  • Develop and implement a Library policy which reflects the educational aims and objectives of the Prep School
  • Plan and oversee a programme for monitoring and evaluating the services and performance of the Library
  • Support the Additional Language Departments by providing resources to support literacy in isiZulu, Afrikaans and SeSotho.
  • Prepare and manage the Prep library budget

Minimum Requirements:

Matric, B Bibl or a Post-Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Services, with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Information Technology
  • Google Suite
  • Library Management System experience
  • 5+ years Library experience in a school environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Overdrive experience would be advantageous
  • All staff are required to have a police clearance certificate

Please complete the job application form via by 15 June 2024

At St John’s College, we are committed to proactive safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff and volunteers who have access to children will be vetted in accordance with the St John’s College safeguarding policy. This policy stipulates that staff and volunteers are required to undergo all the necessary background checks in keeping with the requirements for safeguarding and child protection in South Africa, and all staff perform duties in accordance with our HR Policies.

“St John’s College, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer."

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College's Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

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