Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below. 

Current Openings:

 1. Chief Executive Officer   

     Posted: August 31, 2017

Red Deer Public Library (RDPL), a vibrant and progressive agency in a dynamic city, seeks a visionary leader, well connected in the profession, who is able to lead the organization into the future of library service.

RDPL is an award winning library and has a rich history as one of the first four libraries established under the Libraries Act of Alberta in 1914. Today the library consists of three branches (Downtown, Dawe and Timberlands), employs over 80 staff, and has an annual budget of $5.1 million. Its mission is to enrich lives by promoting literacy and providing access to knowledge and culture, as set out in the Plan of Service 2016-2018. RDPL is governed by Red Deer Library Board (the Board), consisting of one representative from City Council and nine members of the public. 

The Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of RDPL is responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision to the organization and leveraging high quality public library service to enhance community development. The CEO is also Secretary-Treasurer of the Board and reports to its two standing committees.  The CEO plans, organizes and manages all facets of RDPL operations to meet the needs of the communities served by public library services within the strategic, policy and financial framework established by the Board. The CEO is also an important figure in the community, a cornerstone of the advocacy strategy and engages with a number of external stakeholders that contribute to the success of RDPL.

The ideal candidate holds a Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies/Science, has several years of senior management experience in a public library setting, and possesses strong financial, human resources, communication and project management skills. In addition, strong community engagement and labour relations experience is preferred.

Red Deer is an enjoyable city in which to live and work. Ideally located between Calgary and Edmonton, it features an exceptional college, excellent public schools and a wide range of cultural offerings. The area offers a well-developed parks system with trails and river access as well as proximity to the mountains. Red Deer house prices are reasonable, everything is within a 20 minute drive and the choice of public transit or bike lanes also exists in this thriving community.

If you are interested in this position, and would like more information about it, please contact Amy at Pekarsky & Co., amy@pekarskyco.com

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.


    • 15 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

    • $12.53 per hour

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