Library Assistant (part-time 50 %, local staff) at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Library Assistant (part-time 50 %, local staff) at the Goethe-Institut Hongkong

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural co-operation.

The Goethe-Institut Hongkong is looking for a Library Assistant for circulation and technical services in part-time to join our team from 01.08.2019. The position is initially fixed-term for one year.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing circulation services
  • Assisting customers and providing reference
  • Shelving of library materials
  • Book processing, Media displays and other promotional activities
  • Administrative tasks as assigned 
  • Proficient levels in both spoken and written Cantonese and English
  • Knowledge of German (A2 level)
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a small team
  • Working according to the library’s counter service hours (Weekdays 17:00 – 20:30, Saturday or Sunday 13:00 – 18:00)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Willingness to learn Library Management Software Koha
  • Enjoy working in a knowledge environment and providing excellent customer service
  • Friendly and good communicator, punctual and with attention to details  
What we offer:
20 hours, 5 working days (including Saturday or Sunday) per week, one year contract with option for renewal

Commencement date: 01.08.2019
Deadline of application: 18.07.2019
Interested candidates should submit an email application with subject line “Job Application Library Assistant” and attach a letter of motivation and a full resume to their email to:  
Mrs. Ying Cui
Head of Administration
Goethe-Institut Hongkong