Library Assistant (Permanent Part Time) - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 04-19-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

28 hours/week

Commencing 1 August 2024

Main Responsibilities

·        Promotes the library and its materials.

·        Assists library users in finding resources to meet their needs and access the online catalogue system OPAC.

·        Supervises library users and helps maintain the physical appearance of the library.

·        Fully responsible for running the operational part of the Library, circulation and information desks.

·        Promotes understanding and love of books, storytelling, information literacy, digital literacy and library resources and services in students, staff and parents.

·        Shelve library books and materials daily.

Resources and Support

·        Establish and maintain library procedures and processes.

·        Work with the Head of Libraries, Teacher Librarians and Library Officers to promote library resources and services.

·        Manage the library class visit timetable.

·        Assists to maintain the physical appearance of the library.

·        Other duties reasonable to establish the smooth operation of the library.

Community Engagement and Collaboration

·        Plan and develop library documentation and communication.

·        Organize and support library programme events and author visits.

·        Maintains a positive relationship with all school staff, teachers, students, parents and the wider GESS community.

·        Keep school management informed of library activities and resources.


·        Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoys working with students of all cultural backgrounds and from all grade levels.

·        Proficiency in both English and German languages as you will be engaging with students, parents and colleagues who speak these languages.

·        Good understanding of library cataloguing standards.

·        You should possess relevant working experience in either a library or a school setting.

·        Good working knowledge of digital content and online platforms. Willingness to learn new systems essential.

·        Have strong computer skills and a passion for promoting learning & literacy.

·        Have good organisational skills and the ability to work well in a team.

·        Energetic, flexible and able to take on new challenges. 

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029