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Canmore Public Library does not use services like Upwork or any other online hiring resource to recruit freelancers.  All of Canmore Public Library’s recruiting and hiring takes place directly through Canmore Public Library.

The Canmore Public Library is now accepting applications for the position of
Library Clerk- Circulation Assistant

We are seeking applicants for a part-time position. Candidates must be available to work 3-4 shifts per week that includes a combination of regular weekdays and weekend shifts and some evenings. The starting hourly rate is $18.

Required Tasks:

  • Provide excellent customer service to library patrons
  • Circulation of materials (checking items in and out)
  • Shelving
  • Shelf reading
  • Helping patrons find books and items and answering customer questions.
  • Handling telephone inquiries
  • Registering new members
  • Assisting users on the public computers
  • Handling cash for fines and damaged items
  • Assisting other staff as needed

Tasks which may be assigned:

  • Distribution of public relations materials (program posters etc.)
  • Preparation and drop off of bank deposits
  • Preparing periodicals for circulation
  • Preparing/maintaining displays
  • Unpacking mail/courier deliveries
  • Assisting with or running a library program


  • Strong customer service skills mandatory
  • Computer literacy: competency in using computer databases and various software programs
  • Strong reading and writing comprehension
  • Able to stand for long periods of time, and able to lift, carry and move library materials
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • High School diploma and some post-secondary courses or previous library experience preferred
  • Strong reading and writing comprehension in English and French would be an asset
  • Previous experience working with children and running children’s programs would be an asset

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by 5pm, Monday, October 2nd, 2023 to:

Michelle Preston, Library Director
Canmore Public Library
101-700 Railway Avenue

All candidates are thanked for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering for the Library. We currently have no volunteer opportunities available, but feel free to fill out the Volunteer Application Form and we will keep your application on file.

Library Volunteers will also need to complete COVID-19 waiver form. Find the printable PDF below.