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 #50-19, Library Associate IV, International District/Chinatown Branch
The Library is currently applications for a regular-status, part-time (72 hours per pay period) and benefited Library Associate IV position at the International District/Chinatown Branch. The starting pay rate for this posoition is $27.47 per hour. To be considered, all application materials must be received by October 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. See the bulletin for more information about the position and how to apply.
Student Assistant Program - Fall Recruitment Cycle
We are currently accepting applications for our Student Assistant Program. This recruitment will be used to fill positions citywide, but candidates with availability to work in the North Branches and the Central Library are encouraged to apply. To be considered, all application materials must be received by October 31, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Invitation to Compete #49-19, Janitor
The Library is currently applications for a regular-status, full-time and benefited Janitor position. The starting pay rate for this posoition is $19.40 per hour. To be considered, all application materials must be received by October 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. See the bulletin for more information about the position and how to apply.
Student Assistant Program
High school students and young adults can gain valuable work experience and new job skills as Student Assistants. These programs promote teamwork, engage our diverse population and many services, promote social justice and provide 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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