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 #63-21: Assistant Managing Librarian

Central Library, Quick Information Center
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)

Salary: $43.63 - $52.94 per hour

Work hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. The Assistant Managing Librarian position is 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 October 25, 2021.

Invitation to Compete #44-21: Adult Services Librarian, African American Collection and Community Engagement

Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 East Yesler Way, Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time position
$36.53 - $44.30 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 their application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on October 21, 2021.

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 #64-21: Library Associate IV

Several regular, full-time and part-time Library Associate IV positions are available. In addition, there may be temporary positions.

Salary: $30.46 - $36.94 per hour

Work hours may include weekdays, weekends and evenings. The Library Associate IV classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

These Library Associate IV positions will assist with information and circulation needs at various locations. Although based at a home branch, they will be regularly scheduled throughout one of the following regions.

The Southeast Region, which includes the Beacon Hill, Columbia, International District/Chinatown, NewHolly and Rainier Beach branches, has the following vacancies. 

  • Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time position (80 hours per pay period)
  • Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (60 hours per pay period)


The Southwest Region, which includes the Delridge, High Point, South Park, Southwest and West Seattle branches, has the following vacancy.

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

The Mid-City East Region, which includes the Capitol Hill, Douglass-Truth, Madrona-Sally Goldmark and Montlake branches, has the following vacancies.

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


The Mid-City West Region, which includes the Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia and Queen Anne branches, has the following vacancy.

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

The Northwest Region, which includes the Broadview, Green Lake, Greenwood and Wallingford branches, has the following vacancy.

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


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 24, 2021.

Invitation to Compete #07-21: Employee and Labor Relations Manager

Human Resources Division, Central Library
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position

$108,743 - $132,149 annually

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 September 20, 2021 will receive first consideration.

The Seattle Public Library is only considering new applicants for the Employee and Labor Relations Manager position. Previous applicants should not resubmit their application materials.

 

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.