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The following is a list of current openings at the Burke Museum. Please follow the application instructions listed under each job description. For those interested in other ways of getting involved with the Burke, we invite you to consider volunteering.

Visitor Services Staff

Visitor Services staff performs multiple roles in support of Museum operations and programs, dependent on Museum need and staff availability.

  • Front Desk and Gallery: Welcome visitors and ensure excellent visitor experience. Process admission, membership, and gift store transactions. Warmly orient visitors and answer questions about all facets of the museum and the neighborhood. Actively engage with visitors in the galleries to offer information about exhibits and museum collections. In coordination with other museum staff, ensure public safety and museum security, which may include responding to alarms and enforcing museum gallery policies.
  • Programs: Act as support staff during programs and events. Assist in setup and cleanup, including moving tables, chairs and other equipment. Facilitate excellent visitor experience during events. In coordination with other museum staff, ensure public safety and museum security.

Desired Qualifications:
Outgoing personality with excellent customer service experience, strong communication skills, and fluency in English required. Cash handling and register experience mandatory. Ability to remain on his/her feet for extended periods of time and move equipment and furniture. Must pass a mandatory background check.  Experience or strong interest in natural history and culture, visitor services and museums preferred.

This is a part-time, hourly position with shifts that include weekdays, some evenings, weekends, and holidays. Must be available for a minimum of 10 hours per week.

To apply, submit resume, brief letter of interest and schedule availability to:
Eva Childers
Visitor Services Manager
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
evachil@uw.edu

Ron Eng in collections
Ron Eng, Collections Manager
Photo by Andrew Waits