StartSpace Community Lead

A rare and exciting opportunity to be part of StartSpace, a new coworking venture supporting Victoria’s early stage entrepreneurs at the very beginning of their business journey. You will take the lead on managing the new coworking space, acquiring new members and managing day-to-day relationships with existing community members
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Department: State Library of Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/9040A
Closing Date: 19-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724
Job Duration: Through to December 2021
Attachments: 20190709 Community Lead Creative Enterprise Portfolio 9040.pdf (PDF, 107KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Anna Burkey
8664 7528

Position Details

StartSpace Community Lead

  • VPS 5.1
  • Fixed-term to 31 December 2021
  • Full-time

About us:

State Library Victoria is the State's premier reference and research library, the hub of state-wide information and communication network, and a gateway to the world's information. The State Library is Australia's busiest public library with a collection of over 4.9 million items and a diverse range of exhibitions and programming for all Victorians. As the knowledge and digital economies develop, access to the right information, skills and opportunities will be more important than ever for our communities.

About the role:

StartSpace is the new coworking space for emerging entrepreneurs, situated within State Library Victoria and opening in spring 2019. The new role of StartSpace Community Lead will be responsible for development of the StartSpace membership and coworking community, ensuring a positive, practical and supportive environment as they pursue their business goals.

The StartSpace Community Lead will bring their experience of coworking environments and membership programs to the role, driving the acquisition of new members and looking after the day-to-day needs of members in the coworking space. The role will work closely with a dedicated team to ensure that the business development needs of members inform the development of the public events program and related services.

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ people, and people of all ages and abilities to apply for this role.

How to apply:

Please submit your application via, attaching your resume and a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) summarising how you meet the key selection criteria.

If you have questions about the role, please get in touch with the contact person listed in this Position Description. Our People team ( can assist with any questions about the application process.

For further information, including employment conditions, please visit the Library's website at

Applications close: Monday, 19 August 2019

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