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.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is involved in a multi-year transformation project that will culminate in a new museum facility. The “New Burke” will be a groundbreaking museum of natural history and culture that inspires wonder and pride about the Northwest and our place in the world.
As a critical team member of the Director’s Office, the Project Manager works closely with the Executive Director to serve as the critical link between the Burke Museum and the Capital Projects Office, UW Architect’s Office, the design team, and the construction team for the New Burke. The primary purposes of this position are: to serve as a single, internal point of communication who can manage the Burke’s response to requests from external parties; and to facilitate decision-making and ensure follow-through by the Director to keep the project moving ahead on schedule. He/she has knowledge of all facets of the museum’s operations, is fully committed to the mission of the museum, and advocates strongly for building decisions that support both the museum’s operations and its mission.
For the full job description and how to apply, please visit the below website and reference Req 104674:
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is currently looking for a Facilities Manager. Reporting to the Director of HR & Operations, the Facility Manager is responsible for the operation and security of the Burke Museum building and grounds. Additionally, this position functions in a supervisory leadership role, to include budget management and employee supervision. Represent facility needs in internal/external meetings, and build/implement strategy for proactive building maintenance and security enhancements. Provide museum-wide support as it pertains to building use, safety and logistics.
For the full job description and how to apply, please visit the below website and reference Req 105471:
Reports To: Visitor Services Manager
Purpose: The Event Staff is responsible for facility-related logistics and security of after-hours events (both internal and external), and communicating facility policies to guests/caterers throughout the event. This is an hourly position ($11-13/hour) with fluctuating hours per week, primarily in the evenings (5-11pm).
• Communicates to Client and guests the policies of the Facility for after-hours events. Ensures that the facility is not compromised during the course of the event.
• Provides quality customer service to guests (i.e. responds cordially to questions, orients visitors to the facility, provides assistance as appropriate).
• Serves as subject matter expert on all Facility Rental policies; ensures that established policies are adhered to by Client, event staff, and guests.
• Adheres to all clean-up and set-up policies set forth in the Facility Rental Policies document; responsible for enforcing clean-up policies such that the Museum is returned to “public setting” for opening the following morning.
• Acts as primary security monitor during the event.
• Exhibits leadership skills by confidently addressing guests and demonstrating a firm understanding of facility policies.
• Communicates to the Event Lead, Facility Rental Coordinator, and Facility Manager any and all pertinent information from the event.
• Strong customer service and communication skills.
• Ability to work in a varied paced and multi-task oriented environment.
• Ability to remain on his/her feet for at least an hour and move equipment and furniture.
• Experience or strong interest in natural history and culture, visitor services, security or museums preferred.
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