School Librarian


The Otto Foundation is an education-focussed philanthropic organisation established in 2016. They support primary schools in becoming (i) sites for quality education; and (ii) safe and nurturing spaces for children. They are achieving this goal through collaboration and strategic partnerships with education innovators that share our vision and can contribute to school excellence in creative ways. They have a particular focus on improving early literacy and fostering a love of reading among learners from disadvantaged communities, understanding that access to books and excellence in reading is a critical underpinning of educational success.

Otto Foundation seeks to appoint a School Librarian to be based in Cape Town.

The purpose of this poaition is to find a person that will help them in the in the process of opening a library at Walmer Estate Primary School in Cape Town – the Protea Library. They are looking for a person with a passion for books, children and learning to run the Protea Library.


The ability to work well in a team as well as on your own
A good, friendly and patient attitude
Experience with working in schools or with young children
Proven experience in using computers and basic IT programmes
Good communication skills
The ability to multitask
Good organisational skills
A love of children and reading
Creativity and enthusiasm
The responsibilities for this position include:
Developing, organizing and updating the library inventory (via the LIBWIN system)
Handling requests by learners
Guiding learners and teachers in finding reading and research materials
Preparing library lessons
Updating display boards and book displays
Organise reading activities and promotional events e.g. author readings, storytelling
sessions and book sales
Supervise library assistant, intern or any other staff
Manage and replace library stock, stationery or other equipment
Oversee the library to ensure cleanliness, order and protection of library resources
Send your CV and a one-page motivation letter to [email protected]

IT000726/2016 – PBO: 930055785

PSG Wealth, 8th Floor, 80 Strand Street, Cape Town, 8001

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