William & Mary is one of America’s oldest and best universities. Located in beautiful, historic Williamsburg, Virginia, the university claims both Jon Stewart and Thomas Jefferson as alumni. The Princeton Review recently ranked us the sixth best college library based on student ratings. Working at William & Mary Libraries offers the opportunity to make a positive impact in the educational experience of our small, smart, diverse student body and the chance to experiment with new technologies and projects.

The Libraries provide support for training and opportunities for campus wide engagement.  We are committed to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from individuals who have life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of the university.

W&M is committed to offering its employees an attractive program of benefits that fosters well-being, acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace. To view benefits available, visit the Human Resources website.

Living in Williamsburg offers residents multiple opportunities to explore and experience U.S. history, to visit riverfront beaches and restaurants, to play at major tourist attractions, and to invest time in personal pursuits, such as  music, art, museums, shopping, food and wine/beer, hiking/bicycling, nature, sports and water sports, festivals, and more.  Williamsburg feels like a small college and tourist town, and is within an hour radius of larger cities such as Richmond and Virginia Beach. 


Faculty/Staff Positions

  • James Monroe’s Highland is pleased to announce a one-year fellowship for scholars specializing in early America with an interest in transcription/documentary editing, metadata and digital collections. The fellow supports and participates in work related to The World of James Monroe Online (WJMO), a portal that will offer primary resources in a searchable user-friendly online interface, free to all users.

    This fellowship offers experience working with digital collections, metadata, transcription, and the digital collections platform Islandora. The successful candidate will review and edit image files, transcriptions, and metadata for content made available through the portal. The successful fellow will perform this work with metadata and digital collections specialists at William & Mary Libraries and content specialists at James Monroe’s Highland.

    To learn more and apply https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/56524

Student Positions

We're moving our student job openings to Tribe Careers! Check out the Tribe Careers Student Guide to get started. You can still apply to positions posted on this page as well.

We love our student assistants! We couldn't provide the services we offer without you. On average, we employ 120 student assistants during the academic year, most hired at the beginning of the fall semester. We give preference to students with work-study financial aid.

If you have questions about an open position below, please contact the supervisor listed at the bottom of the job posting.

  • Interlibrary Loan Student Assistant

    Interlibrary loan student workers play an extremely significant and essential role in the efficient daily operations of the Interlibrary Loan Department. ILL is currently looking for students employees for spring 2024.