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 #02-22: Adult Services Librarian - Humanities

Central Library, Reference and Reader Services Department
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week)
Pay Range: $36.53 - $44.30 per hour (2021 pay rate)

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 January 24, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #05-22: Children’s Services Librarian

Lake City Branch
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, full-time (80 hours per two-week pay period)

Pay Range: $36.53 - $44.30 per hour (2021 pay rate) 

Work hours will include weekdays, weekends and evenings. This position 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 their online application in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2022

Invitation to Compete #08-22: Regional Manager (two positions)

Southwest Region and Mid-City West Region
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time positions

Salary Range: $102,353.76 - $124,173.36 annually (2021 rates)

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 positions are filled. Applications that have been submitted in NEOGOV by February 11, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Invitation to Compete #66-21: Youth and Family Learning Services Manager (Managing Librarian 2)

Equity, Learning and Engagement Services Department
Library Programs and Services Division
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position

Annual Salary Range: $102,353.76 - $124,173.36

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 #04-22: Library Associate II

Central Library, Borrower Services Department
Regular, FLSA non-exempt, part-time position (64 hours per two-week pay period)

Pay Range: $22.56 - $27.40 per hour (2021 pay rates)

Work 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 January 29, 2022.

Invitation to Compete #07-22: Workforce Development and Adult Basic Education Program Manager

Central Library, Community Engagement and Economic Development Department
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full time position (80 hours per two-week pay period)

Pay Range: $39.02 - $47.45 per hour (2021 rates)

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 their online application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV. This recruitment will be open until filled. Application materials that have been submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 17, 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.