Working at MLS

You may be a lifelong customer of the Library, someone who only visited as a child or someone who has only recently learned of the services that are available at the Metropolitan Library System. So, why choose to pursue a career at the library? We have a vast array of positions available to those that are interested in working with a diverse population, solving problems and serving the community. Whether you are interested in information technology, an administrative position or working as a librarian, we offer a chance for you to grow your career in fields that may be unexpected but fulfill your desire to be part of a community and make a contribution.

Work/life balance – the Metropolitan Library System offers a wellness initiative emphasizing financial, physical and mental health. An employee assistance program is also available to all employees, and eligible employees are able to earn vacation leave and floating holidays.

Professional development opportunities – our staff participates in quarterly training on a range of topics. In addition, collaboration between departments and co-workers to establish best practice and foster creativity is encouraged. Staff are encouraged to pursue independent training on topics that are of interest to them as they pursue and develop their career.

Benefit structure – eligible employees have the ability to enroll in comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, as well as a retirement plan in which the Library contributes 10% of salary.

Current Openings

The Metropolitan Library System offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees:

  • Health benefits that include medical, dental, and prescription coverage for both employee and family
  • Vision coverage paid in full
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Sick leave @ 8 hours per month
  • Eleven paid holidays (subject to date of hire)
  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan
  • Scholarship reimbursement opportunities
  • Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full
  • Voluntary Dependent Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care paid in full
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability paid in full

The Metropolitan Library System offers partial benefits to part-time employees depending on position and hours worked.

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Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Oklahoma City Relocation Guide

Oklahoma City Welcome Guide

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