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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.

Manager of Exhibit Experiences
Req. #: 106644

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is looking for a collaborative, experimental, organized person to join our team as Manager of Exhibit Experiences. This position will play a key role in supporting the museum’s commitment to creating visitor-centered experiences that transform the ways our audiences connect with our unique collections, the work of our staff and researchers, and the world around us. The Manager of Exhibit Experiences directly oversees the development, design, prototyping, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and evaluation of all exhibit experiences. He/she works closely and collaboratively with educators, curators, and other museum staff to produce these experiences.

This position has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Management of the development, design, and installation of all exhibits, both temporary and long-term. This includes producing two to three 3,000-sf temporary exhibits and several smaller installations annually, and maintaining long-term exhibits.
  2. Development of interactive and participatory exhibit-based experiences throughout the museum. These can be enhancements to existing exhibit elements and development of new elements, components, or experiences.
  3. Leadership in seeking out opportunities to develop exhibit experiences through partnerships and collaborations, both with museum staff and community groups, in ways that support the museum’s mission and visitor experience goals, increase attendance, and generate income, both earned and contributed.

For a detailed job description or to apply, please visit the job profile on the UW Employment website.

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