EPL Branch Manager – Various Locations

Edmonton Public Library | Edmonton, Alberta

Full-time, Permanent

Are you an innovative leader who can inspire staff and customers alike? Are you knowledgeable and passionate about public libraries and about community? If so, EPL is the place for you! EPL is looking for enthusiastic branch managers with a passion for making a difference!

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced manager with superior communication and leadership skills who can motivate staff, model excellent customer service, lead projects, and build community connections. Diplomatic and collaborative with others, you are committed to establishing an environment of respect and accountability. As one who seeks and sparks creative contributions from others, you possess coaching and mentoring skills that enable your staff to develop and excel!

You will use your superb organizational skills to manage an EPL service point, including the budget and staffing, as well as the facility, collections and services in order to best meet the needs of the community. You are familiar with trends in library service delivery and related technologies and you will promote a learning environment, working with staff to develop their leadership capacity.

You are committed to upholding the Canadian Federation of Library Associations position statements on Intellectual Freedom and Diversity and Inclusion. Working as a member of a system-wide team environment, you will make a real difference in people’s lives every day.

EPL is currently hiring to the following vacancies and may use these postings to fill future branch manager vacancies. For specific information on the branch, qualifications and pay band, please refer to the individual postings available at www.epl.ca/careers.

EPL offers competitive compensation, an excellent pension and benefits plan, an earned day off program, and 20 days of vacation leave per annum. The successful candidate may be eligible for relocation assistance. 


  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited library school.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library, leadership, supervisory, management or directly related experience.

Note: Satisfactory background screening is required for this position, which includes a Criminal Record Check/Police Information Check.

About the branch: Please click HERE to view information about the branch.

Who we are:

The secret ingredient for making EPL a magical place is no secret at all; in fact, it’s very simple – We share. We share stories, ideas and experiences. We share with our customers, our communities, and ourselves. Great libraries shape great cities and Edmonton has a great library.

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Posting date: August 15, 2023

Closing date: August 27, 2022, 11:59:00 PM (MDT)

To apply:

For more information about this position and other jobs available at the Edmonton Public Library, please visit www.epl.ca/careers and apply online. Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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