Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below.

Current Openings:


June 28 – August 20, 2021

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, including day shifts.

Hourly Rate: $17.50 per hour

Join our team and make a difference this summer at Red Deer Public Library! We are looking for a French Reading Pals Program Coordinator to develop and coordinate Red Deer Public Library’s in-person and supported online French Reading Pals program.

The French Reading Pals Program provides free, direct help to elementary French immersion students (grades 1-5) who are experiencing French reading, writing, and/or speaking difficulties, in a fun and non-threatening environment through specially developed programs and activities.


• Develop and deliver in-person literacy-based French Reading Pals program in the summer for elementary age children based upon individual needs, following the current Alberta Health Services guidelines.

• Develop and deliver supported online French Reading Pals sessions available for families to work through the program at their own pace throughout the online sessions.

• Work on one-on-one capacity with students in a variety of activities to assist in development of skills in reading and writing in French.

• Develop resources and activities to improve literacy, and encourage the development of self-esteem.

• Maintain students’ records - ongoing assessment of participant skills.

• Assist in preparation of take home resources for use by parents with their children at home.

• Participate in ongoing and final evaluation of program activities.

• Support families and students by preparing individualized book bundles of library materials for registered students with printed activity sheets.

• Design weekly digital newsletters with activities, games, strategies.

• Provide individual consultations available via request to assist parents with support and strategies.

• Maintain communication with families regarding the program.

• Follow the enhanced cleaning measures and safety protocols during planning and running one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions.

Skills and Qualifications:

• Enjoys working with children.

• Sensitive to the needs of students (including ELL learners) struggling with reading, writing, and speaking in French.

• Outgoing, friendly, and enthusiastic.

• Strong French and English language skills (spelling, grammar, pronunciation, speech).

• Strong digital literacy skills.

• Excellent communication and organization skills.

• Operate in a COVID-19 conscious manner with appropriate social distancing, masking, and hand sanitation.

Eligibility Requirements:

The terms of this position are conditional upon grant funding and require that an applicant would:

• Not be older than 30 years at the moment of hiring. Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada. Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.

• Be a post-secondary student and intend to be returning to full time studies in the semester following the Young Canada Workers funded job. To determine your eligibility, please visit the Young Canada Works login page (https://young-canada-works.canada.ca/); create an account by clicking on the "Sign Up" link, then complete and submit a candidate profile.

• A Criminal Records Check and Child Welfare Check will be required for the successful candidates.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, including day shifts.

Hourly Rate: $17.50 per hour

Applications will be reviewed beginning May 17. We will accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Please send cover letter and resume by email to jobs@rdpl.org and quote Competition #2021-02. We thank all candidates for their interest but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.