Specialist for media and information services

Next hiring date: September 1, 2022 Application deadline: 06.06.2021

During training, all media and information services specialists learn how to...

  • procure and acquire media, information and data.
  • use information and communication systems.
  • research databases and networks.
  • inform, advise and support customers and users.
  • records and indexes media, information and data.
  • secures media holdings and other information carriers.
  • participates in public relations and marketing.

Trainees who have chosen the library specialization also learn how to...

  • use bibliographic information resources to acquire media.
  • process media according to rules of formal recording and assist in the indexing of content.
  • equip media library-technically and arrange and administer stocks.
  • Processes borrowings, returns, reminders and advance orders of media.
  • Checks and processes deliveries and invoices.
  • procures information and media for customers using electronic and conventional delivery systems.
  • assists with exhibitions and events.

Training information

  • The training lasts 3 years. The practical training takes place in all areas of the Rosenheim City Library, including the reference desk, information desk, children's house, interlibrary loan, library administration, media access and media processing, editing, event and project work, public relations. In addition, theoretical knowledge is taught in vocational school classes (block instruction) at the vocational school for media professions in Munich. The weekly working time is 39 hours.

    • At least a qualifying secondary school diploma or the Mittlere Reife (intermediate school leaving certificate) or an equivalent (business school diploma) or higher school education (technical/baccalaureate) by the hiring date
    • Pleasure in dealing with people
    • service orientation
    • Confident verbal and written expression in German and English
    • Ability to work in a team
    • accuracy and perseverance
    • ability to orientate quickly
    • Interest in IT-supported work processes
    • Willingness to perform and ability to work under pressure

    Severely disabled applicants will be given preference in the event of equal suitability.

  • Specialized employees for media and information services work in the public service and in the private sector, e.g. at media and press archives, radio and television, city and state archives, public and scientific libraries, company libraries, information agents, information and documentation offices, specialized information centers, picture agencies, picture offices, museums, hospitals and other health care institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and research institutions.

    Management positions in departments with several media and information services specialists - library specialization are possible with sufficient professional experience. For example, experienced and proven library assistants can take over smaller branches or mobile libraries under their own responsibility. After passing the instructor aptitude test, they can also work as instructors.

    For aspiring media and information services assistants specializing in libraries, further training to become a business administrator (VWA) or information organizer, for example, is recommended. Specialized employees for media and information services - specialization library, who have the university entrance qualification, can start a study. The most suitable courses of study are library science, documentation science, book science, information science and administrative science.

  • The basis for the amount of the training allowance is the collective agreement for trainees in the public service (TVAöD) -Special Part BBiG- in the currently valid version.

    According to this, the following are paid during training (gross): 1st year of training: approx. € 1,040 2nd year of training: approx. € 1,090 3rd year of training: approx. € 1,140

    In addition, there is a special annual payment and capital-forming benefits!

    (Status: April 2021)

  • Please apply online via our application portal. Here you can upload the letter of application as well as meaningful documents, in particular curriculum vitae, copies of the last two school reports and, if applicable, training certificate or internship references.

    • We evaluate the applications we receive.
    • If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an interview.
    • We will let you know as soon as possible whether we will hire you.