Careers at NYPL

Joining the New York Public Library means being part of a world-renowned institution dedicated to preserving knowledge and promoting lifelong learning. Discover a dynamic work environment, excellent benefits, and the fulfillment of serving the diverse communities of New York City.

Careers at NYPL

Joining the New York Public Library means being part of a world-renowned institution dedicated to preserving knowledge and promoting lifelong learning. Discover a dynamic work environment, excellent benefits, and the fulfillment of serving the diverse communities of New York City.
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Benefits

Paid Time Off

We offer a great time off package, including:
  • 3 Weeks of vacation for newly hired full time union employees (prorated for part time union employees)
  • 4 Weeks of vacation for newly hired full time non union employees
Sick Leave
Floating Holidays
Wellness Days
11 Paid Federal Holidays

Wellness

The Library offers many exciting programs to encourage employee wellness. Our Employee Assistance Program offers a variety of services to all employees and their family members for free.

Retirement

To help our employees build a financially secure future for themselves and family members, the Library participates in The New York State and Local Employees Retirement System (NYSLRS) and The New York State Voluntary Defined Contribution Plan.

Education

We offer full-time employees who would like to further their education the opportunity to apply for tuition assistance, for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, with a focus on MLS/MLIS degrees.

Medical, Vision, & Dental

Eligible employees and their dependents are eligible for Medical, Vision, Dental and Prescription Coverage (no waiting period).

Inclusion, Community, & Belonging

The New York Public Library has Employee Resource Groups (ERG). ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups formed to create community, programming, and advocacy around shared identities, interests, and goals.

Elevate Your Career at The Library

Leadership For the Future

The Leadership for the Future workshop series highlights the role of leaders in cultivating shared purpose through strong communication and team building. This blended training program allows leaders to explore future-focused topics on "Supporting Your Teams", "Psychological Safety" & "Growth Mindset".

Page/LEAD Program

A Library Page is an entry-level position great for high school and college students eager to make a difference in their community. As a Library Page employee, you will be a member of the Library Page Fellowship Program, which provides career development and on-the-job skill building and resources to help develop career readiness skills, explore career goals, and provide on-the-job coaching, training, and mentorship.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

The Library’s DEIA Office is committed to promoting advocacy, inclusion and awareness for staff through programming, collaboration, and outreach. Our wide range of program offerings includes speakers, author talks, conferences, and participation in community events. The DEIA Office also offers opportunities for staff to become directly involved in our DEIA efforts across the Library, by applying for a position on the staff Diversity Council or participating in one of our  identity-based Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), where we provide platforms for employees to connect, share experiences, and advocate for change. These combined efforts empower our workforce, cultivate a sense of belonging, and ensure a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for all.

Ongoing Professional Development

The Learning and Development team provides "Just In Time" learning opportunities for staff through online tutorials, coaching and attendance at organizational events. At the Library, it is our mission to continually improve the skills of our colleagues through education, exposure, and experience.

Staff Voices

What we do, and do well, is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs. Join NYPL to achieve your dreams while helping to inform and inspire others.

Tim Burch

Junior Library Custodian
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Melissa Crotti

Librarian, BookOps
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Chancey Fleet

Assistant Technology Coordinator, Andrew Heiskell Braille & Talking Book Library
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Geniene Jones

Director, IT Strategy, Policy and Insights
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Working at NYPL: FAQ

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Current Opportunities

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