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.
We have no jobs for Librarians open at this time.
Please check back here for future 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 #61-19 – Temporary Library Associate II (3 positions)
We are seeking candidates to fill three (3) vacant Temporary Library Associate II positions.
- Ballard Library, 72 hours per pay period, anticipated to end on or before June 9, 2020.
- Queen Anne Library, 40 hours per pay period, anticipated to end on or before June 9, 2020.
- Capital Hill Library, 56 hours per pay period, anticipated to end on or before April 30, 2020.
These are circulation and shelving support positions. The pay ranges from $ 21.16 to $25.70 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, December 13, 2019.
Invitation to Compete #70-19 – Security Officer
The Library is seeking candidates to fill a vacant Security Officer position. This is a regular, full-time (at 80 hours per pay period), FLSA non-exempt, benefited position. The pay ranges from $26.22 to $31.80 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, December 13, 2019.
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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