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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

Exhibit Fabricator

Under the supervision of the Manager of Exhibit Experiences, the Exhibit Fabricator plays a critical role in ensuring that all exhibit components are fabricated, installed, and maintained according to current best practices in museums. This part-time (20hr/week) position is also responsible for the safe handling of collections objects, the production and installation of exhibit components, and the maintenance of long-term exhibit installations.

To Apply: Visit UW Hires and reference ​requisition 121535