Want to work with great staff in a friendly and innovative environment? Then this role is for you!

HERA is looking for someone to take the lead as we transition to a digital environment when it comes to our resource sales and management, as well as enhance services to our 600+ strong membership of engineering companies. Could you be our new Information Officer?

The role is diverse, calling for skills in cataloguing and acquisitions, knowledge management, interloans, sale of publications, customer service and editorial work, and occasionally front desk and event management.

You’ll take charge of managing our in-house library catalogue by describing, classifying and organising resources according to international standards, national consortia and the Library Management System (LMS).

It’ll require you to build good subject knowledge of the collection, which is spanning related areas such as welding, structural design, research, analysis or seismic performance. This will also see you take control of our online library service upload and management as well.

You’ll assist with sourcing and acquisition, processing accounts, and filling resource gaps identified. We’ll need your keen mind and eye for detail to provide research support to our staff who’ll rely on you to seek out information for their work. This will also require administrative assistance including proofreading, document formatting and printing. As such, strong MS Word skills are important for this role.

Reporting to our CEO and Member Services & Support Manager, you’ll play a key role in assisting our management team. This is a full-time position (37.5 hours/ week) – however is negotiable for the right candidate.


To secure this role you’ll need:

  • Past library experience
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office and relevant library software
  • Sound customer service and communication skills
  • An ability to work both effectively within a team and unsupervised
  • Problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Legal status for employment in New Zealand

And while not a must – we’d be interested to field applications from those with a background or training in health & safety and/or skills in Adobe software such as InDesign.

We strive to provide a collaborative and innovative environment. We’re proud of our diverse and inclusive culture, and reputation for putting our members first. If successful, your career development will be just as important to us – which is why we’ll encourage further training and development to upskill in areas as benefiting your support offerings to our team.


Interested to apply?

Send your CV to brian.low@hera.org.nz before 8 March 2018. From here, shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Update shared by our Manager Members Services and Support Brian Low