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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

Japanese Studies Collection Student Specialist
Posted on September 10, 2020. Closes September 27, 2020
Server Software Administrator Student Specialist
Open September 14, 2020. Closes October 4, 2020

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.

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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.
Guy and Charlotte Springsteel Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship is for select iSchool masters program students. Established by Frederick Springsteel, it honors his parents, Guy and Charlotte, who met at Western Washington University.


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

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Open Librarian Positions

Public Health & Collection Librarian
Notice of vacancy September 17, 2020. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 19, 2020. Rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian.
Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries
Notice of vacancy July 6, 2020. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 8:59 p.m. PDT on October 2, 2020. Rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.