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 #05-20 – Children’s Services Librarian (3 positions)
The Library is seeking candidates to fill 3 vacant Children’s Services Librarian positions. There are 2 full-time positions at 80 hours per 2 week pay period located at the Northgate and Rainier Beach Branch Libraries and there is one part-time position at 64 hours per 2 week pay period available at the Columbia Branch Library. These are all regular and benefited positions. The pay range for this positions is $35.50 – $43.05 per hour. For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, view the job bulletin. To be considered, applications and materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Invitation to Compete #06-20 – Adult & Teen Services Librarian, South Park Branch
The Library is seeking candidates to fill a vacant Adult & Teen Services Librarian position located at the South Park Branch. This is a regular, part-time, non-exempt and benefited position. The pay range for this position is $35.50 – $43.05 per hour. For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, view the job bulletin. To be considered, applications and materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020.
All other jobs
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 #03-20 – Director of Administrative Services
The Library is seeking candidates to fill a vacant Director of Administrative Services position to provide executive-level leadership to the Library’s Finance, Levy and Business Operations; Capital Improvements, Facilities and Maintenance Operations; and Events Services Operations. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. The pay ranges from $110,393 - $182,155 annually. For more information about the position and instructions on how to apply, please review the job bulletin. The application period for this recruitment will be open until the position is filled.
Student Assistant Program
This recruitment is currently not open to new applications. The next application period is anticipated to be in Spring of 2020. The Student Assistant Program provides students enrolled in high school or undergraduate degree programs with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and new job skills as Student Assistants. This employment program promotes teamwork, engaging diverse populations and many services, promoting social justice and provides valuable community support.
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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