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.
There is currently no active recruitment for Librarian positions.
Please check back for future employment opportunities.
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 #27-20 – Security Officer (2 Positions), Security Services
The Library is seeking candidates to fill two (2) regular-status, vacant, full-time (at 40 hours per week) Security Officer positions. These are benefited, FLSA-exempt (overtime-eligible) positions. The pay range for these positions is $27.16 - $32.94 per hour. For more information about the positions and instructions on how to apply, please view the job bulletin. To be considered, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Invitation to Compete #28-20 – Library Associate IV, Community Engagement Services
The Library is seeking candidates to fill a regular vacant, full-time (at 40 hours per week) Library Associate IV position to assist with outreach and programming as part of the Community Engagement Services Department located at the Central Library. This is a benefited, FLSA-exempt (overtime eligible) position. The pay range for this position is $29.60 - $35.90 per hour. For more information about the positions and instructions on how to apply, please view the job bulletin. To be considered, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Student Assistant Program
This recruitment is currently not open to new applications. 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.