State Library Victoria Volunteer Greeter

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Organisation : State Library Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Time required : Minimum of one 3-hour shift per week

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Arts & Culture

Posted on : 15 Jan, 2020

About the role

Volunteer Greeters are stationed alongside staff at entry points to help welcome visitors, provide directions, escort visitors to where they need to go, and refer questions to Library staff as required.

What you’ll do
*Provide exceptional visitor experiences.
*Provide a warm greeting to visitors as they enter and exit the Library.
*Proactively assist Library visitors to identify Library services, programs and the areas of the Library they can use for different purposes.
*Personally escort visitors around the Library.
*Answer basic queries and refer policy and reference questions to Library staff.
*Confidently communicate and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
*Encourage visitors to spend time in the Library, using a positive attitude to point out features of interest and provide advice on things to do in the time visitors have to spend in the Library.
*Be an active ambassador for the Library and tourism in the City of Melbourne.
*Become familiar with the Library building and the Vision 2020 redevelopment project and maintain a satisfactory level of competence as a Greeter, including active participation in ongoing training, attending quarterly Greeters meeting and development and evaluation as required.
*Participate in a regular roster (one 3-hour shift per fortnight).

What we’re looking for
*Interest and/or experience in a cultural and/or customer/visitor service environment.
*Ability to engage with people in a friendly, professional manner and to make them feel welcome.
*Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to listen, ask questions and communicate clearly and confidently.
*Well-developed cross-cultural communication skills and ability to connect with diverse Library visitors.
*The ability to speak a second language will be well regarded.
*Availability to undertake 3 full days of Induction (dates for the Greeters Program Induction are on the Volunteer Greeter’s application).
*Availability to volunteer for 3 hours per fortnight (daily between 9.45am to 12.45 pm or 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm) for a minimum period of 12 months
*Be aware of and behave in accordance with all relevant Library policies and procedures

What we’ll provide
*Structured induction including visitor service training.
*Ongoing training to support visitor service.
*Access to State Library Victoria volunteer events.
*Access to the Billabong, our spacious staff and volunteer tearoom, with lockers and free tea and coffee.
*Discounts at Mr Tulk Café and Readings book shop at the Library.
*Discount on Friends of the Library membership.
*The opportunity to become part of a strong community of volunteers and staff at one of Australia’s leading cultural institutions.

Pre-engagement checks
State Library Victoria is a child safe organisation. If offered a volunteer role, a free Working With Children Check will need to be obtained before commencing. The Library also reserves the right to introduce police checks at a future date. Continued engagement as a Library Volunteer will be subject to a satisfactory police check in accordance with role requirements, laws and Library policies applicable at that time.

Physical requirements
Predominant physical requirements of this role:
*Walking/moving around the Library during the 3 hour shift
*Standing/remaining stationary at Library entry points during the 3 hour shift
*Some general computer use


Please apply ONLY via the State Library Victoria website by Monday 2nd March 2020 to apply for a Greeters position.

(Please note: if you are applying to volunteer at the Library for the first time, you will need to register and provide required contact information before you can submit the online application form.)

Please direct any questions about the application process to Volunteers Advisor, Lee Wong on 03 8664 7060, in our People team.

About the organisation

Organisation name : State Library Victoria
Not for Profit : No

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: State Library Victoria Volunteer Greeter via Pro Bono Australia.


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