Notice: Staff Development Day Closure - June 24, 2019

On Monday, June 24, all three of our locations will be closed for staff training so we can serve YOU - the members of our amazing community - even better! We will re-open Tuesday June 25.

Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below.

Current Openings:

Job Title: Young Adult Services Coordinator (Library Assistant IV)

Posted: June 17, 2019

Deadline: June 28, 2019

Hours of Work: This permanent, full-time position includes daytime, evening, and weekend shifts, averaging 35 hours per week.

Wage Range: $30.81-$34.23 per hour. A generous benefits package is included.

Red Deer Public Library is seeking an outgoing, energetic, community-oriented individual to take the lead in library services to teens and young adults (ages 12-30) with an emphasis on outreach services and community partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager, the Young Adult Services Coordinator will coordinate, deliver, promote, and evaluate programs and activities for teens and young adults and assist in the development and maintenance of the young adult collection. They will assist the department manager with long-range planning and may oversee the day-to-day operation of the department.


The successful candidate will establish and maintain partnerships with community-based organizations and develop library services to benefit underserved and at-risk individuals and groups within the target age range. They will take the lead in staff and customer training and support of the library’s electronic resources. Reader’s advisory, digital literacy instruction, and reference work are also included.



  • A degree or diploma in a related field from a recognized (accredited)
    institution and directly related experience beneficial to the position.
  • Excellent problem solving, planning, and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Proven ability to initiate and complete large projects.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to relate to coworkers in a courteous, helpful manner.
  • Advanced computer skills in a networked Windows environment including Office,
    Google Apps, and web-based services. Proficiency with modern technology such
    as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.
  • Self-directed. Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements of the Library Assistant position include 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.


The position will begin on or after August 6, 2019.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to citing Competition #2019-03 by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.


A current, acceptable, Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check are required. Thank you to all candidates for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.