Local History Officer

Job No: SC202103462
Location: Singleton


We are looking for a passionate and hardworking Local History Officer to join our team at Singleton Council. In this role, you’ll make a real impact on the everyday lives of people within our community by achieving important outcomes for Singleton to grow and flourish.


Singleton Council has a long and proud history. From our agricultural foundations to our abundant natural resources, we are more than just New South Wales’ largest producer of coal. Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the State and a centre of industry, heritage, tourism and community. Here at Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, supporting our vision to be vibrant, progressive, connected, sustainable and resilient. 


The Local History Officer is responsible for assisting in identifying, acquiring, preserving, managing, and promoting Local Studies and Archives resources as it relates to the history of the Singleton LGA. The position is responsible for building organisational knowledge and encouraging community usage and participation in local history as well as assisting in public education through exhibitions and programs.


  • Circulation duties at the Library including front desk customer service
  • Assist in collecting, identifying, researching, conserving, and maintaining resources of historical/social interest relevant to the Singleton Local Government Area
  • Contribute to the digitisation of the Local History resources
  • Assist in seeking out local contemporary and historical information
  • Assist in maintaining the Civic Art Collection
  • Provide customers with access to Archives, Local & Family History collections
  • Work collaboratively and foster partnerships with local community heritage and history groups


  • Higher school certificate education or a combination of experience, qualification, and/or competence, which enables the incumbent to perform all duties of the position.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers of Council.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills, including sound conflict resolution skills.

A Tafe Certificate II in Information Services, experience in a public library, or knowledge of the history of Singleton will be well regarded.

A current Working with Children Check is essential.

Singleton Council is committed to ensuring we provide a safe place of work for our staff and visitors and require all employees to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 in accordance with Singleton Council's COVIDsafe Workplace Protocol.

This position is offered on a permanent., part-time basis basis working 28 hours per week.

Remuneration for this position is based on a Grade 6 of the salary system which equates to a base salary between $45,401 to $51,070 per annum plus superannuation.


At Singleton Council, we are a dynamic, multi-skilled, diverse group of people who share the same passion — to deliver outstanding services and outcomes to our community. We value difference and the creativity it generates towards our productive workforce.

Working for Singleton Council you will join an Engaged, Safe, Sustainable and Performing workforce who, together, we exist to make a difference for our community. To make smart, sustainable decisions, and to go above and beyond so that our community continues to be loved locally and recognised nationally. If you are looking for a challenging and strategically focused career which delivers tangible results for the community all whilst working in a flexible, contemporary environment, join us on our journey to be the best council in Australia.     

  • Be community-first: You’ll create or support important community outcomes and will be fulfilled by the impact you have on everyday lives.
  • Help drive change, step by step: You’ll help improve what we deliver and how we deliver it. You’ll challenge us to move forward, combining hard work and drive with professionalism and staying power.
  • Learn and grow: You’ll develop your skills and reach new heights through the diversity of what we do and through a range of ongoing training opportunities.
  • Join a supportive, family-friendly organisation: Commit to our journey to achieve the best outcomes for our community and we will support you to find the right balance between work and life.
  • Join a employer of choice organisation: You'll be a part of an organisation that has innovative programs targeting staff wellbeing, recognition and inclusion as well as fostering a culture of collective leadership that has seen our organisation recognised as an Employer of Choice from the Human Resources Director (HRD) Australia.


If you are interested in joining our journey to become the best council in Australia, apply today to develop your skills, reach new heights and make a real impact.

For further information regarding this role please see the position description and information for intending applicants, or contact Kylie Tatt, Coordinator Community Services on (02) 6578 7523.

To be eligible for this role you MUST have the Right to Work in Australia.


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