Staff Positions

Please visit Careers @ Carnegie Mellon to view the staff and faculty jobs available at the University Libraries.


Student Employment

University Libraries Social Media Student Assistant
The University Libraries’ External Relations team seeks a creative, self-motivated student to assist with semester-long social media projects, including planning and creating social media posts around the student experience at the Libraries. While the Social Media Student Assistant can complete their work remotely, they must be able to get to the Pittsburgh campus regularly to capture content in the various library locations and occasional events. They should be available to work 8-10 hours per week, the schedule can be flexible.


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We employ students in a variety of jobs at each of our library locations

Typical jobs

  • checking out library materials
  • searching for bibliographic information
  • assisting library users
  • shelving returned materials

Other jobs may include maintaining copiers, printers, and computers. You must be an enrolled CMU student to apply.

Salary starts at $8.25/hour, with additional compensation possible based on the shifts you work.


Visit Handshake to see open library positions and apply online. You'll be contacted by email or a phone call. If you aren't contacted, it means all positions are currently filled or your schedule doesn't fit our current needs.


Posner Center Internships & Other Opportunities
The Posner Curatorial Internship supports Carnegie Mellon University graduate students in gaining practical and paid training in rare books and special collections librarianship. The Internship is intended for students who plan to pursue a career in cultural heritage institutions, including work in libraries, archives, and museums. The 2022 application cycle is now open; we invite current and incoming CMU graduate students to apply.


Apply to the Posner Internship


Student Advisory Council

All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply to join the Student Advisory Council. We need your voice now more than ever, and students who serve on the Libraries Student Advisory Council have the opportunity to gain a unique perspective on the operations of the Libraries and obtain valuable expertise in student leadership, teamwork, and creativity.