Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below.

Current Openings:

Summer Reading Club Coordinators (2 Positions)


HOURLY WAGE: $17.50 per hour

START DATE: May 6, 2019

END DATE: August 23, 2019

HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, including day and the occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Join our team for a fun and fabulous summer at Red Deer Public Library! We are looking for two enthusiastic Summer Reading Club Coordinators to develop Red Deer Public Library’s revamped Summer Reading Club at our three branches.


  • Plan and carry out the Summer Reading Club including setting guidelines, creating handouts and booklists, and planning weekly programs and activities for children ages 3-11, both within the three library branches and out in the community.
  • Market the Summer Reading Club including presentations at schools, daycares, and playschools.
  • Assist with the recruitment, scheduling, and supervision of Summer Reading Club volunteers.
  • Assist with the presentation of special summer programs and events such as the Central Alberta Children’s Festival.
  • Gather feedback and complete a final report and evaluation at the end of the summer.


  • A passion for literacy, enabling youth to grow through reading, writing, and technology.
  • Knowledge of social networking tools, as well as databases, software, and tech toys available through the library.
  • Experience in preparing and presenting programs – music, drama, and storytelling background are helpful, as is knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience working with children and able to relate to customers of all ages.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Fluency in French is an asset.


The terms of this position are conditional upon grant funding and require that applicants have completed one year of post-secondary education and are currently enrolled in full-time post-secondary studies in the fall of 2019. Applicants must also be legally entitled to work in Canada, be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and be between the ages of 16-30. A Criminal Records Check and Child Welfare Check will be required for the successful candidates.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 25. We will take applications until suitable candidates are found. Please send cover letter and resume by email to jobs@rdpl.org and quote Competition #2019-3. We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Member Services Assistant (Part time, Temporary)



END DATE: August 31, 2019 (with possibility of extension)

HOURS OF WORK: Approximately 10 hours per week, including daytime, evening, and weekend shifts at all branches of RDPL.

Red Deer Public Library (RDPL) is in search of a personable, knowledgeable, and energetic Member Services Assistant (LAI) to join their team! If you have a passion for providing excellent customer service in a supportive and fun team environment, then RDPL might have the job for you!

This position requires excellent customer service, organizational, communication, and problem solving skills. This temporary part time position (approx 10hrs per week) will commence as soon as possible and will continue to August 31/19 with a possibility of extension. The position includes daytime, evening and weekend shifts at all branches of RDPL. The ability to substitute at all branches for vacation and sick leave is a requirement. Physical requirements of this position will include standing/sitting for extended periods, pushing or pulling trolleys up to 35kg, as well as repetitive duties.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 2 years' work experience, preferably in library public service or in a similar customer-oriented service environment.
  • Proven ability to serve the public and relate to coworkers in a courteous, friendly and helpful manner.
  • Experience with Sirsi/Dynix and Bibliocommons is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Windows oriented environment and proven ability to learn and adapt easily to new software.
  • Proven ability to solve problems independently.
  • Please submit your letter of application and resume to jobs@rdpl.org and quote competition #2019-04 by 5:00pm on March 19, 2019.

    We appreciate your interest in Red Deer Public Library but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Consider joining The Friends of the Library Board this year!

    The Friends' Board meets seven or eight times per year at the Downtown Library to plan activities that support Red Deer Public Library. View www.rdpl.org/about/friends for more information about the Friends of the Library.

    Pages (Shelvers)

    Library pages shelve returned library materials and keep all items in order on the shelves. They also tidy the library by ensuring that all materials left by library users on tables, desks and chairs, etc. are gathered and returned to the proper areas.

    Jobs Available

      • This is an ongoing job posting. Jobs are not always available; however, we accept resumes on an ongoing basis and keep resumes for six months.Thank you for your interest, but only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.


      • 16 years of age or older
      • Ability to understand written and oral instruction in English.
      • Ability to organize materials in numerical and alphabetical order.
      • Attention to detail is essential.
      • Must love organizing.
      • Effective time management skills.
      • Ability to work independently, but also as a part of a team.
      • Physical requirements include ability to push/pull heavy carts, squat and reach above your head.


      • Page jobs are year-round part-time positions between 2 and 3 shifts per week.
      • 3 hour shifts in Youth Services and 4 hour shifts in Adult Services.
      • Monday to Thursday shifts are evenings and Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts are afternoons.
      • Set schedules that are changed in February, July and September.
      • The ability to substitute for vacation and sick hours is a requirement.

    Starting Salary

      • $15.00 per hour

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