Employment at the Burke Museum is managed by the University of Washington. Career positions offer competitive benefits, including medical and dental insurance, museum membership, and a tuition exemption program. To learn more, visit the UW Benefits & Work/Life page.
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Details for current openings may be found on the University of Washington's employment page.
Current openings at the Burke Museum
are listed below if available.
For a full job description and application instructions for each position, visit the University of Washington’s employment page and search using the “Req #” listed with the position that interests you. Please do not send unsolicited resumes to Burke Museum staff.
Visitor Services Team Member
The Burke Museum is seeking energetic, customer-service-oriented Visitor Services Team members with a passion for interacting with the public to ensure a positive experience for all visitors to the museum. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #169759 to apply.
Paleontology Activation Coordinator
The Burke Museum is seeking a Paleo Facilitator to activate the Burke Museum Paleontology visible workspaces. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170603 to apply.
Biology Collections Interpreter
The Burke Museum is seeking a Biology Collections Interpreter to engage with visitors and help communicate the work that takes place in the Burke Museum’s Biology labs, workrooms, and collections spaces. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170213 to apply.
Archaeology Public Interpreter
The Archaeology Public Interpretation Coordinator will play a critical role in the development of the Burke Museum Archaeology Department’s approach to connecting the visitor to the ongoing work of the museum taking place within publicly-visible Archaeology work spaces. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170217 to apply.
Culture Activation Coordinator
The Culture Activation Coordinator will play a role in helping visitors understand the work we do in Culture by facilitating activities in labs and collections spaces and to ensure those spaces are actively performing the authentic work of the department. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170602 to apply.
Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer
The Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer is responsible for the Burke's annual giving program and ongoing donor stewardship efforts. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170210 to apply.
Event Rental Staff
Event Rentals Staff will be responsible for assisting with day-of prep/setup and teardown/clean-up of events and other engagements for the Burke, both onsite and offsite. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170767 to apply.
Event Rentals Assistant
The Event Rentals Assistant will be responsible for assisting in planning, logistical coordination, and day-of prep/setup and teardown/clean-up of events and other engagements for the Burke, both onsite and offsite. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170860 to apply.
The Operations Lead is a versatile position responsible for reception coverage, building management support and event support. Visit UW Hires and reference requisition #170861 to apply.
Archaeology Curatorial Assistant
The “New Burke” is a groundbreaking museum of natural history and culture that inspires wonder and pride about the Northwest and our place in the world. The New Burke will turn the museum inside-out–allowing visitors to see into the labs, collection storage and workrooms–and connect with new discoveries seven days a week.
This individual will work under the direct supervision of the Archaeology Collections Manager. This position will require work on weekends, holidays, and evenings in support of museum events and peak visitation times.
Summary: The Archaeology Curatorial Assistant will assist the Burke Museum Archaeology Collections Staff with various curatorial duties as assigned including general collections care, inventory, cataloging, barcoding and rehousing, and data entry into PastPerfect and Microsoft Excel; filing general correspondence, photographing artifacts, and other projects as necessary. Work will be conducted while on public view and this position will help connect visitors to the ongoing work of the museum taking place within publicly-visible Archaeology workspaces.
Work Hours: 20 hours per week; schedule flexible but generally must be between 9-5, weekends and half-day during the week; occasional evening work may be required during Burke public events
Start Date: September 16, 2019
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to Laura Phillips, email@example.com
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