Employment Opportunities

Red Deer Public Library only accepts resumes for posted positions.

Open positions will be posted below.

Current Openings:

Job Title: Library Assistant I (LAI) 

Temporary*, Part Time (17.5 hours per week)

Posted: June 14, 2021

Deadline: June 21, 2021 5pm

Hours of Work:  Average of 17.5 hours per week at all locations. May have a heavy balance of hours on evenings and weekends. 

*This position will begin as soon as a suitable candidate is found and continue through to September 30, 2021 with the possibility of extension. 

Wage: $17.23 - $19.15

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@rdpl.org citing Competition #2021-09 by 5 p.m. on June 21, 2021.  We thank you for your interest in RDPL but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


  • Perform materials handling duties including (but not limited to):
    • Shelving and shelf-reading in compliance with organizational paging standards.
    • Ensuring that collections are in excellent physical condition by removing damaged or mislabeled materials from the shelves.
  • Actively assisting customers with basic inquiries and directional questions.
  • Assisting with basic desk duties, including (but not limited to) discharging items, collecting and processing holds, opening and closing of the desk/branch, assisting staff with community outreach, and answering telephones.
  • Assisting with the orientation of new staff.
  • Contributing to an efficient, innovative work environment by supporting all members of the team.
  • 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's policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Commitment to CFLA-FCAB position statements, especially Intellectual Freedom and Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Knowledgeable about Red Deer Public Library, including services and programs offered, the collection (physical and digital), the website, and BiblioCommons (library catalogue).


  • High school diploma (or GED) is essential.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • People-oriented, with a personal commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
  • Able to learn quickly, with a curious attitude and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Comfortable with technology, and able to quickly acquire new 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.

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