Application Process

Candidates are invited to submit an online application with a cover letter and a resume in NEOGOV for a job opportunity listed below. (If no jobs are listed, there are no openings at this time.) To learn about additional employment opportunities, please go to the City of Seattle's Job Opportunities site. 

Jobs for Librarians

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Our reference librarians are generalists with a wide range of knowledge, but they may have special expertise in one or more subjects as well. Technical librarians work behind the scenes, where they select, catalog and care for books and other materials. Many of our staff members are fluent in languages other than English, which helps us serve our diverse community.

There is currently no active recruitment for Librarian positions.

Please check back for future employment opportunities.

All Other Jobs

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Many essential jobs within the Library do not require a library degree, and those positions range from administrative professionals and support staff, information technology professionals, drivers who transport books and other materials, to workers who maintain our buildings and grounds, and security officers who keep patrons and staff free from harm.

Invitation to Compete #03-24: Branch Operations Manager

Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125
Regular, FLSA exempt, full-time position (40 hours per week)
 
$85,983.84 - $104,546.16 annually (2022 pay rate)
 
Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. 

This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024.

Invitation to Compete #04-24: Building Maintenance Worker

Central Library, Maintenance Services, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full time, 80 hours per pay period (40 hours per week) - multiple vacancies
 
$29.37 - $35.65 per hour (2022 pay rate)

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
 
This position is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2024 to receive first consideration.

Student Assistant Program

Student Assistant

The Student Assistant Program enables students who are enrolled in high school, undergraduate degree, vocational or G.E.D. programs to gain work experience in a public library. This employment program for teens and young adults promotes teamwork, service to the community, and provides valuable support for the Library.

Student Assistants work in the Central Library and in Library branches throughout Seattle. Their job duties vary by location and include sorting, shelving and retrieving books and other materials; processing materials for use; sorting and routing materials using the Dewey Decimal System and other alphanumeric filing schemes. In Library branches, Student Assistants may also be asked to check materials in and out, help staff provide service to Library patrons, and provide support duties.

 

Employee Benefits

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We offer a benefits package that covers employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and dependents. Employee benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plans, generous vacation and sick leave policies and much more.