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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.

Ethnology Collection Manager

The Burke Museum Ethnology Collections Manager will manage the Oceanic and Asian ethnographic and Ethnology Archival collections of the Burke Museum, including accessions, deaccessions, research and catalogue collections, maintain records, create storage mounts, perform Integrated Pest Management (IPM), manage external loans and Burke Museum exhibit loans, facilitate research visits, inventory collections, cultivate donors, assist with storage renovation projects and assist with the New Burke building move. Under the direction of the Senior Curator of Oceanic and Asian Ethnology, the Collections Manager will foster and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between the Burke Museum and the Pacific Islander and Asian constituents to increase access to the collection.

The Collections Manager will facilitate public outreach and access to the Ethnology Oceanic and Asian collections, including establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals, artists, indigenous communities, arts organizations, coordinating research and community visits, conducting tours, arranging for collections visits, assisting researchers, and external communications. As a member of the Culture department, the Ethnology Collections Manager will work with a team of Curators, other Collections Managers, assistants, students and volunteers.

To Apply: Visit UW Hires and reference ​requisition 120728.

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

Marketing Assistant

The Burke Museum Marketing Assistant serves as an integral member of the Communications team. The key responsibilities of this position are to increase the visibility of the Burke Museum, its exhibits, and its programs within the region and state. This position is responsible for assisting with the implementation of innovative marketing plans, and coordinating with the museum's education, events and collections departments to increase awareness of—and engagement with—the myriad programs and services the museum has to offer.

Key aspects of this position include copywriting, researching and purchasing advertising, assisting with multiple marketing campaigns at a given time, and coordinating with museum staff from diverse backgrounds and departments.

To Apply: Visit UW Hires and reference ​requisition 123227.