Application Process

Candidates are welcome to submit an online application with a cover letter and a current resume in NEOGOV for a job opportunity listed below. (If no jobs are listed, there are no openings at this time.) To learn about other 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.

Invitation to Compete #66-21: Youth and Family Learning Services Manager (Managing Librarian 2)

Central Library, Library Programs and Services Division 
Equity, Learning and Engagement Services Department

Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position
Annual Salary: $102,353.76 - $124,173.36

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. The recruitment will be open until the position is filled. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by November 16, 2021 will receive first consideration.

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.

There is currently no active recruitment for vacant positions.

Please check back for future employment opportunities.

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.