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.
Candidates are invited to submit an online application with a cover letter and a resume in NEOGOV for a job opportunity listed below. (If no jobs are listed, there are no openings at this time.) To learn about additional employment opportunities, please go to the City of Seattle's Job Opportunities site.
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 #42-23: Adult Services Librarian
Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time (80 hours per two-week pay period)
$37.99 - $46.07 per hour
Hours will include weekdays, evenings and weekends. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
This position is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library’s employees. Please submit your NEOGOV application, cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2023 to be considered.
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 #41-23: Public Records and Public Information Coordinator
The Communications Office – Central Library
Temporary; 60 hours per pay period
Hourly pay range $34.85 - $42.36
This is a temporary, part-time, FLSA non-exempt position. The duration of this temporary assignment is expected to be 6 months, subject to change.
This position is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information. This recruitment will be open until the position is filled. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by Friday, June 9, 2023 will receive first consideration.
Invitation to Compete #43-23: Intermittent Library Associate I
Positions filled as vacancies occur
$22.29 - $22.29 per hour
To ensure consideration in this process, an application, resume and cover letter must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 10, 2023. Please read the How to Apply section of this bulletin for more information.
This is a non-exempt, temporary on-call employment opportunity and may end at any time at the discretion of the Library. Besides sick leave, this classification is not eligible for benefits. However, a premium in lieu of benefits is applied in addition to the pay rate for this appointment based on hours worked.
Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
Invitation to Compete #44-23: Library Associate IV
Central Library, Reference and Reader Services
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per pay period)
Pay Rate: $31.68 - $38.42 per hour
Hours may include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.
This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees. Please submit your NEOGOV application, cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2023 to be considered.
Invitation to Compete #24-23: Data Engineer
Central Library – Information Technology Division
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time, hybrid position
80 hours per pay period
Annual Salary: $113,399-$137,892
This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME. A pay period is two weeks.
This recruitment is open to the public and to The Seattle Public Library's employees and will be open until the position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit their application materials in NEOGOV to be considered. Please read the How to Apply section of the bulletin for more information.
Student Assistant Program
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.
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.