Discover our current job openings
Check out employment opportunities at The Seattle Public Library and discover the benefits of working at one of our community’s leading institutions, where people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs come together to share and explore their interests. Learn about our current job openings and recruitment processes, and find out how to apply.
Jobs for Librarians
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.
Invitation to Compete # 33-18, Assistant Director – Public Services
The Library is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director of Public Services in our Library Programs and Services division. This position is full time at 80 hours per pay period and starts at $46.72 per hour ($97,551.36 annually).
This position is open until filled. First review of applications to occur Tuesday, September 25.
See the bulletin for essential functions and for information on how to apply.
Jobs for non-Librarians
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.
There are currently no non-Librarian positions available.
Please check back for future opportunities.
Student Assistant Program
We offer students in high school, college, vocational/technical school or G.E.D. programs an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and mentorship skills. Students must be at least 16 years old. Applications for our Student Assistant Program are currently being accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2018.
For information about the position and to apply, click here.
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.
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