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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ students on an hourly basis in positions that are both challenging and responsible. The Libraries offer flexible work schedules, for both the Academic Year and Summer Quarter, at many convenient locations on our Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require you to login using your UW NetID to upload a completed application.

Current and recent positions

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

GIS Laboratory Assistant - Government Publications
Posted 17 September, 2014. Closes 28 September, 2014.
Mathematics Research Library - Student Assistant
Posted 16 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Foster Business Library Student Technician
Posted 16 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Library Account Services - Student Technician
Posted 12 September, 2014. Open until filled.
ITS - Systems Student Assistant
Posted 10 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Cataloging and Metadata Services, DMS (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)
Posted 8 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Health Sciences Library Student Assistant
Posted 8 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Organization Development & Training Student Specialist
Posted 1 September, 2014. Open until filled.
Editorial Assistant - Foster Business Library
Posted 28 August, 2014. Closes 28 September, 2014

Additional Information

Hours of work are generally scheduled for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Positions are available at various levels, beginning with Student Assistant I.

To be employed as a student, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and meet minimum enrollment requirements, qualify for "academic leave" status, or be enrolled in the UW English Language Program. Minimum credits are 6 for undergraduate students, 4 for graduate and professional students, and 2 for Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations. Preference may go to applicants with Work Study financial aid awards, but all students are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Does the job you want require a résumé or cover letter to apply? For suggestions or examples for crafting your application, a few places to start are:

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities or the application process, interested students may contact the UW Libraries Employment Services Manager:

Erik Dahl
206-685-1820
eadahl@uw.edu