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 # 33-18, Assistant Director – Public Services

The Library is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director of Public Services in our Library Programs and Services division. This position is full time at 80 hours per pay period and the salary ranges from $97,551.36 - $118,494.00 annually.

This position is open until filled.

See the bulletin for essential functions and for information on how to apply.

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.

Student Assistant Program (Spring 2019)

The Library has opened the spring application period for its 2-year Student Assistant Program. This recruitment will be used to fill many 12- to 15-hour, up to 2-year temporary opportunities at locations throughout the city. Applications received during this open application period will be used to fill vacancies that arise between July 2019 and December 2019.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit an online application with cover letter and proof of enrollment in school by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

See the bulletin for essential functions and for additional information on how to apply.

Invitation to Compete #05-19, Capital Improvement Project Manager

The Library is seeking candidates to fill a Capital Improvement Project Manager vacancy which works out of the Library's Capital Improvement Program Department. This is a regular, full-time and benefited position that is exempt from the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This application period is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so early application materials will receive first consideration.

See the bulletin for essential functions and for information on how to apply.

Invitation to Compete #19-19, Building Maintenance Worker

The Library is seeking candidates to fill a Building Maintenance Worker vacancy which works out of the Library's Capital Improvement Projects and Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time and benefited position that is eligible for the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This application period is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.

See the bulletin for essential functions and for information on how to apply.

Invitation to Compete #10-19, Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager

The Library is seeking candidates to fill a Community Partnerships and Government Relations Program Manager vacancy. This position works out of the Library's Institutional and Strategic Advancement Department located at the Central Library. This is a regular, full-time and benefited position that is exempt from the overtime rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This application period is open until filled. First consideration for interviews will be given to those who apply by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019.

See the bulletin for essential functions and for information on how to apply.

Ruth Woo Mayor's Office Internship (Posted on behalf of the Mayor's Office)

This is not a position located at the The Seattle Public Library. However, the Library is posting this opportunity on behalf of the Mayor's Office for students who might be interested.

The new Ruth Woo Internship is a six-month internship for one student per cycle to gain experience researching and developing complex policy proposals. The Ruth Woo Intern will work with the Mayor’s Office Policy Team to center issues of race and social justice, and to continue the Mayor’s commitment to the Race and Social Justice Initiative.
 
Applications for the internship are currently open. The job description is available here and includes more information about the position including how to apply.

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.

If you have a question or need help, Ask Us or call 206-386-4636.