Current Vacancies

Branch Head II Librarian

Dec 14, 2017, 14:54 PM
Competition Number:
Dec 20, 2017, 15:00 PM

Branch Head II Librarian
Permanent Full-Time
Kelowna Branch

 ORL is seeking an experienced, passionate, visionary, and community-minded Branch Head II Librarian for our Kelowna branch.  We invite you to bring your expertise and commitment to service excellence to a role where you can make a real difference.

Located in beautiful British Columbia, the ORL stretches from Golden in the Rocky Mountains through the wine and fruit producing lands of the Okanagan Valley to the semi-desert Osoyoos at the US border.  It is the 16th largest library system in Canada, with 29 branches, over 250 employees, and a service population of over 370,000 people

The ORL Branch II Librarian is in a leadership role responsible for the effective administration and management of our Kelowna Branch Library within the context of sound library principles and regional policies. The branch Head Librarian applies professional library skills and techniques in the management of the branch acting under the direction of the Director of Public Services.  Under the general direction of the Director of Public Services, the Branch Head provides leadership, advocacy, administrative support, supervision and professional librarian perspective to a major branch library and will function as a senior advisor to the Director of Public Services.  Responsibilities include the planning and implementation of a library advocacy program to promote the ORL and their own branch within the service community, to ensure the effective delivery of library service to the public.  

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school.
  • Three year’s relevant public library experience including one year in a supervisory position.

If you are interested in exploring this career opportunity, expressions of interest, including an up-to-date resume and covering letter, should be forwarded to indicating the date of availability to undertake the position as Branch Head II Librarian.

This position is permanent full-time 35 hours weekly.  Salary range is $71,663.18 - $76,362.85.    If you meet all of the requirements, then we would like to hear from you.  Please forward a covering letter, a resume and references via mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Human Resources Department
Okanagan Regional Library
1430 K.L.O. Road
Kelowna, BC   V1W 3P6
Fax: (250) 861-8696

Closing Date:  December 20, 2017
Please quote Competition #17-126

No phone calls please

We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short listed applicants will be contacted.




  • Cancelled
  • Kelowna

Status definitions

  • Screening: Posting has closed and applications are being shortlisted.
  • Interviewing: Short listed candidates have been contacted for an interview.
  • Final Process: Reference checking and/or testing is being conducted. A job offer is pending. 
  • Filled:  The competition has been closed.
  • On-Hold:  For a variety of reasons, recruitment activity has been suspended. 
  • Cancelled:  Cancelled.

Personal information collected is used in accordance with the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The ORL is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. As the ORL is responsible for the well-being of its customers, a criminal record check is a condition of employment. Disclosure of a criminal record may preclude you from employment with the ORL.