Junior Graphic Designer

In January of 2015, the Calgary Public Library launched an exciting and ambitious strategic plan that will re-imagine library services for Calgarians today and into the future.

The new Calgary Public Library represents unlimited possibilities and inspires people of all ages to wonder, seek, discover, and share. Calgary’s 18 (and growing) community libraries are community hubs that ignite learning, discussion, invention, and action and this is accomplished through the Library’s commitment to:

  • be a vital part of strengthening neighbourhoods in a growing city
  • bring the library into more people’s lives by removing barriers and increasing access to information in all its forms
  • focus on services that make a difference
  • develop innovative and collaborative partnerships with our community to leverage collective knowledge and expertise
  • build welcoming, inclusive and dynamic library spaces and places within the heart of our communities.

To achieve our vision, Calgary Public Library is seeking leaders with ideas, energy, passion and commitment who can help us make a difference in the lives of Calgarians and take public library services to a new level of excellence.


Junior Graphic Designer
(Permanent, Full-Time)

The Junior Graphic Designer, under the direction of the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, Senior Communications Officer and Senior Graphic Designer develops creative solutions on a wide array of projects in support of Library system initiatives.

Candidate Profile

  • Diploma in graphic design or commercial art from a recognized educational institution
  • 0-2 years of directly-related full-time experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in applicable technology; demonstrated expertise in computer applications including, but not limited to, Apple Platform, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Flash
  • Strong attention to detail including page layout and typesetting
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Self-starter
  • Strong organizational skills

Key Accountabilities

  • Assists with the implementation of the best production methods and options for all projects
  • Participates in the review of project briefs in conjunction with appropriate members of the Marketing & Communications team and participates in the creation of prospective creative solutions
  • Adheres to the Visual Identity Standards of the Library
  • Applies industry standards ensuring accuracy of all files (spell check, working with editor/proof reader, pre-flight checklist, etc.)
  • Approaches tasks as creative problems to be solved, executing solutions that are on brief, on time, and on budget
  • Brings creativity, fresh perspective, and professional acumen to the creation of traditional (print) and digital (web, video, social media) solutions
  • Maintains up-to-date files for all projects and ensures his/her sections within the Marketing Project Management System are updated in a timely manner
  • Keeps updated on external developments within the graphic design and Marketing industries, including related technologies/software
  • Participates in activities which support and enhance the accomplishments of systems goals and objectives, as assigned.
  • Works positively, creatively, and productively with other staff
  • Demonstrates continuous individual development and growth
  • Other related duties


  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • The opportunity to contribute to an award-winning library system, grow professionally and make a positive difference in the lives of Calgarians

How to Apply

If Junior Graphic Designer sounds like the next chapter in your career story, take this opportunity to make a real contribution to one of Canada's leading public library systems.  Send a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the position, a resume, and the names of three references to: work@calgarypubliclibrary.com.

Be sure to quote competition number “F16-20" in the subject line of your e-mail.

The closing date for this competition will be November 8, 2016.

We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Any personal information submitted will be managed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only to determine eligibility for employment. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.