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Student Positions

Applications are taken only for open positions. Open positions for the Seattle and Tacoma campuses are listed on this page (see the Bothell Library employment page for Bothell campus jobs).  To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require a UW Google (G Suite) account to apply; see "More info" for details.

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Open Student Positions

Libraries Advancement Digital Media Student Assistant
Posted July 28, 2022. Closes August 24, 2022.
OUGL Access and Building Services Student Specialist (BA/BS required)
Posted August 11, 2022. Closes August 25, 2022
Communications Student Specialist
Posted July 15, 2022. Closing August 30, 2022
Access Services Assistant -UW Tacoma Library
Posted August 12, 2022. Closes August 28, 2022.
Student Reference Specialist (Remote) - UW Tacoma
Posted August 15, 2022. Closes September 05, 2022.
Student Reference Specialist (Hybrid) - UW Tacoma
Posted August 15, 2022. Closes September 5, 2022.
Special Collections- Technical Services Accessioning Student Assistant
Posted August 15, 2022. Closes August 28, 2022.
Foster Business Library Student Reference Specialist
Posted August 8, 2022. Closed August 28, 2022.
Archives Processing Assistant for the Norman B. Rice Papers - Suzzallo/Allen
Posted August 1, 2022. Closes August 22, 2022.
Assessment & Data Visualization Student Specialist-Suzzallo/Allen Library
Posted August 1, 2022. Closes, August 28, 2022

Graduate GSA Student Positions

When available, jobs are posted at the central UW employment website, with brief descriptions and links listed here. These positions are Academic Student Employee positions covered by UW/UAW contract.

GIS Graduate Staff Assistant
This half time position will assist library users and staff with GIS software, data discovery and manipulation. Closes August 25, 2022.


Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship
UW Libraries offers a unique fellowship to MLIS students at the iSchool that combines a scholarship with a paid work experience in the University Libraries system. The successful fellow receives a scholarship and an assignment in a University Libraries unit(s) based on the recipient's interests.


Internships allow selected candidates to further their education in a hands on setting. When offered, internships may be open nationally, or restricted to select educational programs. UW iSchool students should also see the iSchool Directed Field Work page: http://ischool.uw.edu/current/mlis/fieldwork-internships

James Leland Dirks Jr. Library Preservation Intern
Open to currently enrolled UW Information School students. Posted August 16, 2022. Closes September 12, 2022.

Open Librarian Positions

Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library
Notice of Vacancy July 29, 2022. Applications received through Interfolio by 8:59 p.m. PDT/11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 2, 2022, will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit. Rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

Classified and Professional Staff Positions

Assistant Dean for Organizational Development and Inclusion
This position reports to the Dean of University Libraries and provides leadership for a portfolio focused on organizational development, human resources, and improving diversity, equity and inclusion, and organizational excellence; ensuring that the Libraries is a workplace of choice and a supportive organization for Libraries staff to build a career. Open until filled.