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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.
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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.
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I​C #36-21: Community Engagement and Economic Development Services Manager (Managing Librarian 2)
Central Library, Library Programs and Services Division 
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time position
Annual Salary: $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. Online applications that have been submitted with a cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by July 28, 2021 will receive first consideration.
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.
Application instructions
Invitation to Compete #39-21: Learning and Development Manager
Central Library - Human Resources Division
Regular, FLSA-exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) position
Salary: $38.73 - $47.08 per hour
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 asked to submit an application, cover letter and resume in NEOGOV by 5:00 p.m. on August 5, 2021.
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.
Learn about our Student Assistant Program
Employee benefits
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.
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