Application Process

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. 

All new Library employees must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as required by the City of Seattle. 

Jobs for Librarians

Grabbing a book

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 #105-22: Intermittent Librarian

Positions filled as vacancies occur

$37.99 per hour

This is a FLSA non-exempt, intermittent, on-call employment opportunity. 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. This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

Hours for this appointment will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 

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. This recruitment will be open until filled.

All other jobs

Women talking about a book

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 #05-23: Branch Operations Manager

Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., Seattle

Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) position
 

$85,983.84 - $104,546.16 annually

Hours will 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 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 from the job bulletin in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2023 to be considered.

Invitation to Compete #06-23: Learning and Development Manager

Central Library - Human Resources Division

Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) position

Annual salary: $84,104.64 - $102,228.48 

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. Candidates are asked to submit an application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 2023.

Invitation to Compete #02-23: Procurement, Asset & Operating Contract Specialist (Sr. Buyer) - Temporary

Administrative Services Division, Central Library

Full-time; 80 hours per pay period

Pay Range: $92,164 - $107,302 annually

 

This is a temporary, FLSA exempt, and benefited position with a 1 year assignment that has the potential be extended or end prior to the 1 year time frame.

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. This recruitment will be open until the position is filled. Applications that have been submitted in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on January 20, 2023 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #73-22: Gardener

Facilities and Capital Improvement

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

Pay Range: $27.63 - $33.46 per hour

This classification is part of a bargaining unit represented by AFSCME.

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. This recruitment will be open until the position is filled.  

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.