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 #38-22: Intermittent Librarian

Positions filled as vacancies occur

$37.99 per hour 

This is a non-exempt, temporary on-call employment opportunity and may end at any time at the discretion of the Library. Besides sick leave, this classification is not eligible for benefits. However, a premium in lieu of benefits is applied in addition to the pay rate for this appointment based on hours worked.

Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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. To ensure consideration in this proccess, an application, resume and cover letter must be submitted in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2022

Invitation to Compete #40-22: Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Temporary

Queen Anne Branch, 400 W Garfield St., Seattle
Temporary, FLSA non-exempt, part-time (72 hours per two-week pay period)

Pay Range: $37.99 - $46.07 per hour 

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 May 22, 2022

This temporary assignment is expected to end on approximately November 15, 2022.  

Invitation to Compete #48-22: Adult Services Librarian, Temporary

Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle
Temporary, FLSA non-exempt, full-time (80 hours per two-week pay period)

Pay Range: $37.99 - $46.07 per hour

This temporary assignment is expected to last four to ten months.

Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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 by 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #17-22: Special Collections Services Manager

Central Library
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position

Annual Salary Range: $106,446.24 - $129,142.80     

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. 

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 #39-22: Intermittent Library Associate I

Positions filled as vacancies occur

$22.29 per hour
 

This is a non-exempt, temporary on-call employment opportunity and may end at any time at the discretion of the Library. The initial duration of appointment may not exceed one (1) year. Besides sick leave, this classification is not eligible for benefits. However, a premium in lieu of benefits is applied in addition to the pay rate for this appointment based on hours worked.

Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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. To ensure consideration in this process, an application, resume and cover letter must be submitted in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 22, 2022

Invitation to Compete­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ #43-22: Library Associate I

4 positions are available:

Capitol Hill Branch, 425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (60 hours per pay period)

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (52 hours per pay period)

Douglas Truth Branch, 2300 E. Yesler Way, Seattle

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)


Pay Range: $22.29 - $27.05 per hour

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 May 22, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #42-22: Senior Community Resource Specialist

Central Library
Regular; FLSA exempt; full-time (40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $84,731.04 - $103,042.80 

This position is responsible for providing program coordination, staff support, and direct service to Seattle Public Library patrons seeking social service support and referrals.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. This recruitment will be open until filled. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by June 11, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #45-22: Library Associate I

Two positions are available:

Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)

Pay Range: $22.29 - $27.05 per hour 

Work hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. These positions are part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks.

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 May 22, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #46-22: Library Associate IV

Two regular positions are available, and numerous temporary positions might also become available:

NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

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

Northgate Branch, 10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

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

Pay Range: $31.68 - $38.42 per hour
 

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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 in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #49-22: Building Maintenance Worker

Central Library, Maintenance Services
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full time, 80 hours per pay period (40 hours per week)

Pay Range: $29.37 - $35.65 per hour

This is a temporary assignment that is scheduled to end in approximately 2 years (with possibility of position becoming a regular position).

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 application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on May 28, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #27-22: Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Division, Central Library

Regular, Full-time, FLSA-exempt position 

Annual Salary Range: $113,086 - $137,432 

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

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.