Careers at EPL
Make your favourite place your workplace.
EPL is much more than books and buildings. We’re a modern library focused on expanding the life literacies of Edmonton’s evolving, diverse population. We deliver amazing classes and epic events, and our branches and staff are a source of something smart for everyone.
EPL’s success starts with a stellar team. We’ve got over 600 passionate people working to unite our vibrant community.
We’re proud to help grow the literacies and life skills of all Edmontonians. EPL is an incredible place to work, so we hire the greatest people.
Helping people increase their life literacies to find success is a big job, and no one can do it alone. It takes a great team, a culture of collaboration, fresh ideas and a team spirit that’s second to none.
As a united group, we believe in making Edmonton better.
Staff at our branches work to help our neighbours; through our Community-Led Service Philosophy we help Edmontonians find success.
Connecting and learning with community residents is our duty, every day.
Thank you for your interest in our Student Work Experience Program! Placements have been filled for the 2018 / 2019 school year. Please check back in October 2019 for the online application form for 2019 / 2020 school year opportunities.
EPL’s Student Work Experience Programs provide opportunities for students like you to discover career possibilities with public libraries, develop skills and add practical experience to your resume.
Our Student Work Experience Program has opportunities for students in grade 9 and high school who are registered in a school work experience program. Work experience placements are unpaid.
Our 21 branches are open 7 days a week, and opening hours range from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., depending on the day. EPL is flexible in how your work experience placement is scheduled.
During your placement, you will learn more about our customer service focus, our collections, and our materials handling process (e.g. shelving materials). We provide the training and orientation—you provide the interest and enthusiasm!
"It is an uplifting place to be. We have experienced so much growth in the last few years that the opportunities seem endless; you just have to find your fit."
– Ilona S., Collections Librarian
"I couldn’t have imagined driving a giant Literacy Van to provide library service in remote reaches of Edmonton, or filming a nursery rhyme video, or hosting a rap workshop for young offenders. EPL embraces diversity and so my experiences have been diverse, and I am professionally and personally better for it."
– Laura Y., Community Librarian
"When I moved to Edmonton a few years ago, EPL was one of the first places I visited. Because EPL is a safe and welcoming space, a compassionate institution with a big emphasis on newcomer and community outreach, I just had to apply!"
– Jason M., Library Assistant
"Working in an environment where I come to work and feel appreciated and supported really makes it easier to come into work every day. Having a sense of accomplishment where I can physically see how my efforts affect the entire branch is really motivating."
– Jennifer J., Page