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. 

All new Library employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by the City of Seattle. 

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.

Invitation to Compete #88-22: Assistant Director of Public Services

Central Library, 1000 4th Ave.
This is a full-time, fully benefited, regular, FLSA exempt position

Annual Salary Range: $99,911 - $149,918 Annually 

The Seattle Public Library seeks an energetic and progressive Assistant Director of Public Services who will develop, innovate, implement and iterate the delivery of system-wide services to Library patrons while continuing to focus on the Library's strategic priorities.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by October 7, 2022 will receive first consideration. 

Invitation to Compete #89-22: Children's Service Librarian

Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Temporary, FLSA non-exempt, part-time, 72 hours per pay period

Pay Range: $37.99 - $46.07 per hour

The temporary assignment listed above is expected to end on December 20, 2022.

Work hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. Candidates who meet the qualifications are invited to submit their online application in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2022

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 #91-22: Public Engagement Program Manager

Central Library, 1000 4th Ave., Seattle

Regular, FLSA exempt, full-time position

Pay Range: $84,731.04 - $103,042.80 Annually

 

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions.  Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV. This recruitment will be open until filled.  The first applicant review will take place on October 13, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #90-22: Library Associate II

Delridge Branch Library, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle

Regular; FLSA non-exempt; part-time (68 per pay period)

Pay Range: $23.46 – $28.50 per hour

Hours will include weekdays, weekends, and evenings.  This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks in length

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. Candidates who meet the qualifications are invited to submit an online application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2022

Invitation to Compete #87-22: Equity, Learning and Engagement Program Coordinator

Central Library, Youth and Family Learning Services
Regular, full time (40 hours per week), FLSA non-exempt position

Pay Range: $35.18 - $42.65 per hour

Hours will include weekdays, and occasional weekends and evenings. This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks in length.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions.  Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV. This recruitment will be open until filled.  The first applicant review will take place on October 16, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #73-22: Gardener

Facilities and Capital Improvement

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)

Pay Range: $27.63 - $33.46 per hour

This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. Candidates who meet the qualifications are invited to submit an online application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV. This recruitment will be open until the position is filled.  

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.