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Theatre Alberta

Summer Library Assistant

Theatre Alberta requires a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and creative worker for the following full-time summer contract position in our Edmonton office.

All applicants should be enthusiastic about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Only those individuals eligible to participate in federal and provincial student employment programs should apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants from the Government of Canada’s employment equity groups.

Dates: April 30 – August 17, 2018 (16 weeks)
Pay: $16/hour

The Summer Library Assistant provides vital support to Theatre Alberta’s Library, a collection of more than 21,000 scripts and reference books, and the largest independent and fully circulating theatre library in Canada.

Major tasks and responsibilities include assisting our Librarians with the day-to-day operations of and special projects related to our Library; library material circulation to Theatre Alberta members (in person and through the postal system); assisting members in selecting materials for reading/ borrowing; managing overdue materials and associated fines; collection development, in particular researching Canadian Indigenous plays for purchase; receiving and processing new acquisitions; inventory control and maintenance; and library promotional activities and projects.


  • Excellent computer skills, excellent customer service skills, and participation in a post-secondary Library and Information Sciences, Theatre/Drama, or Arts and Cultural Management program will be considered assets.
  • Applicants should have an interest in special libraries and theatre/drama, as well as an interest in or knowledge of Indigenous theatre practice.

Interested individuals must be available to work Monday evenings until 8:00pm.

Applicants for this position should be between 18 and 30 years of age, have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year, and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.

To apply please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to by March 27, 2018.

For more information on the employment programs and candidate eligibility, please visit:

Canada Summer Jobs, Alberta Summer Temporary Employment Program or Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations.