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Last Updated: Monday, May 1, 2023 9:39am


Employment at University of Texas Libraries

Job Opportunities

Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Office
PCL 3.102
Perry-Castañeda Library
Austin, Texas 78712

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.

If you’d like the chance to be part of the Libraries, we offer employment opportunities as staff, professional librarians, graduate research assistants, and student workers.

Benefits of working as a full-time staff member at the Libraries:

  • The University of Texas at Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes insurance coverage and retirement benefits in addition to other programs and services. Read more about Prospective Employee Benefits.
  • The Libraries aims to create a work life balance for employees, offering telecommuting and flexible schedules when possible.
  • The university offers an average of 14 paid holidays annually, as well as vacation and sick time accruals monthly.
  • After one year of service, employees are able to take advantage of the Staff Tuition Assistance Program, which covers the cost of one undergraduate or graduate course per semester.
  • Staff IDs provide free access to all CapMetro services.
  • The university provides various resources and discounts to employees.

Classified Employment

Development Specialist

The development specialist will work with the University of Texas Libraries (UTL) Director of Development to support the implementation and execution of the fundraising, development and advancement goals and initiatives of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections (LLILAS Benson).

User Services Associate, Fine Arts Library

The University of Texas Libraries seeks a User Services Associate to advance the mission of the Fine Arts Library by providing administrative, operational, and customer service support for Fine Arts Library and Foundry staff, faculty, and students. This position is responsible for opening and overseeing the circulation desk and student staff at Fine Arts during daytime hours. This position also contributes to the operations of The Foundry through providing patron training and ensuring student staff are working across service points.

Senior Content Management Specialist for Latin American and Benson Rare Books Collections

As a part of the Content Management unit within UT Libraries, the Senior Content Management Specialist for Latin American and Benson Rare Books Collections is responsible for contributing and coordinating the description and cataloging operations of the Latin American and Benson Rare Books digital and physical collections. This position reports to the Head of Outsourced and Strategic Resources.

Content Management Specialist-Cataloger

As a part of the Content Management unit within UT Libraries, the Content Management Specialist is responsible for providing descriptive metadata for monographs in all formats.

Circulation Specialist (Library Specialist), Physics, Math, Astronomy Library

The Circulation Specialist will assist the Branch Supervisor with operations of the Physics Mathematics Astronomy Library and supervise the branch in the absence of the Branch Supervisor. They will also provide technical services support for the library.

Administrative & Professional Employment

GIS and Geospatial Data Coordinator

The Research Support & Digital Initiatives (RSDI) department within the Academic Engagement division of the UT Libraries values initiative, creativity, diversity, commitment, and teamwork. Within that context, this strategic position is intended to develop, promote, and provide leadership for GIS and geospatial data services for faculty, staff, and students by providing tools and resources to facilitate the discovery, access, management, and analysis of geospatial data across all disciplines at UT.

Graduate Research Assistant (GRA)

View available GRA positions

These positions are available for currently enrolled university graduate students to work in various areas of the Libraries from circulation to IT. Some positions may include benefits such as a monthly stipend and in-state tuition.

Student Employment

View available Hourly Student Positions

Interested in working for the Libraries this semester? Please check our internal Hourly Students page, as well as HireUTexas for current opportunities! We are currently hiring for several different departments, so we advise checking back frequently for new opportunities.


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