Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below.

Current Openings:

Job Title: Member Services Library Assistant II  *Temporary*
Posted: February 20, 2020
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Hours of Work: This temporary, part-time positions include daytime, evening, and Saturday/Sunday shifts, averaging 15 hours per week. Position begins as soon as a suitable candidate is found and continues through to September 30, 2020
Wage: $22.93 per hour. 

Red Deer Public Library is seeking an outgoing, energetic, knowledgeable customer oriented individuals to join our team! If you are dedicated to providing optimum service levels in a busy, supportive team environment, then we have a place for you!

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@rdpl.org citing Competition #2020-02 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday February 28, 2020.


Performs circulation duties including (but not limited to):

  • Materials handling (checking out, discharging and transiting items, holds, processing missing or damaged items).
  • Issuing library cards and maintaining customer records.
  • Handling cash and processing payments.
  • Opening and closing the desk/branch.
  • Switchboard service.
  • Actively assists customers with requests, inquiries, intermediate reference and directional assistance.
  • Supports and assists with the delivery of pre-existing library programs and community outreach.
  • Assists with the orientation of new staff.
  • May represent the department or library on various committees or at community events.
  • Contributes to an efficient, innovative work environment by supporting all members of the team.
  • Is able to perform all the general duties and responsibilities of the Library Assistant I position.

These duties are illustrations of types of work that may be performed. The omission of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


  • In-depth knowledge of Red Deer Public Library policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Commitment to CFLA-FCAB position statements; especially intellectual freedom, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledgeable about Red Deer Public Library; including services and programs offered, the collection (physical and digital), the website and Bibliocommons.
  • Awareness of current events and trends as they relate to library service.


  • High school diploma (or GED) is essential.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ work experience, preferably in library public service or in a similar customer-oriented service environment.
  • People-oriented, with a personal commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to learn, with a curious attitude and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Excellent problem solver and communicator.
  • Tech savvy on desktop and mobile platforms, and the ability to quickly acquire skills on a variety of systems.
  • Self-motivated, and willing to have fun in a fast-paced, challenging, team environment.


Frequent and prolonged standing, walking, and bending; lifting library materials up to 25 kgs; reaching to place materials on shelves; and pushing and pulling book carts up to 45kg.