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

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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 #53-22: Director of Library Programs and Services

Central Library, 1000 4th Ave.
This is a full-time, fully benefited, regular, FLSA exempt position

Annual Salary Range: $110,393 - $182,115 

The Seattle Public Library is seeking an energetic and progressive individual to serve as Director of Library Programs and Services.  This individual will work in partnership with the Senior Management and Leadership Team to realize the Library’s Strategic Direction by providing leadership, oversight, and management of  essential Library programs and services, while also building operational capacity and innovation 

Please read the City of Seattle's job bulletin to learn about the job responsibilities, qualifications and application instructions. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by June 10, 2022 will receive first consideration. 

Invitation to Compete #17-22: Special Collections Services Manager

Central Library
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position

Annual Salary Range: $106,446.24 - $129,142.80     

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. 

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 #62-22: Audio/Video Technician and Events Assistant

Central Library

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

Pay range:$27.08 - $32.91 per hour

Hours will include Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm with some evening and weekends required. 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 by 5:00 p.m. on July 1, 2022.

Invitation to Compete­­­­­­­­­­­­­­#63-22: Library Associate II

3 positions are available:

New Holly Branch, 7058 32nd AVE S, Seattle

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (72 hours per pay period)

South Park Branch, 8604 8th AVE S, Seattle

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (56 hours per pay period)

Southwest Branch, 9010 35th AVE SW, Seattle 

Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (68 hours per pay period)

Pay Range: $23.46 - $28.50 per hour

Hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This 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 July 2, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #64-22: Library Technology Officer

Information Technology Department – Central Library

This is a full-time, regular status, FLSA exempt, fully benefitted position (80 hours per pay period)

Pay Range: $99,973.44 - $164,972.88 annually

Hours will include Monday - Friday with some evening and weekends required. A pay period is two weeks in length.

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 July 8, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #42-22: Senior Community Resource Specialist

Central Library
Regular; FLSA exempt; full-time (40 hours per week)

Annual Salary Range: $84,731.04 - $103,042.80 

This position is responsible for providing program coordination, staff support, and direct service to Seattle Public Library patrons seeking social service support and referrals.

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 filled. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by June 11, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #54-22: Community Resource Specialist

Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle

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

Pay Range: $35.18 – $42.65 per hour

Hours for this appointment may include weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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. his recruitment will be open until filled. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by June 26, 2022 will receive first consideration. 

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.