Careers

Photo: Andrew Waits
Photo: Andrew Waits

Join the Burke team

When you work at the Burke, you get to help others learn more about the natural and cultural world—and do plenty of learning yourself. There’s always something new to experience!

You also join the University of Washington (UW) community. UW values its people as one of the most important assets in its pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service. UW staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Find out about open employment positions below or consider getting involved through one of our volunteering opportunities.

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Photo: Sven Haakanson/Burke Museum
Photo: Sven Haakanson/Burke Museum

Employment Opportunities

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.

Employment at UW

Current Openings

Current openings at the Burke Museum
are listed below if available.

For a full job description and application instructions for each position, select "Apply now" under the job opportunity in which you are interested. 

Please do not send unsolicited resumes to Burke Museum staff.


Bookkeeper/Fiscal Grants Manager

The Bookkeeper and Fiscal Grants Coordinator/Manager is an integral player on the fiscal team that manages the Burke’s $15M operating budget. This position works in a collaborative environment that focuses on providing accurate and timely financial information and support to staff and external clients as needed. Works with the Director of Finance and Operations and fiscal team to ensure that the Burke Museum is adhering to UW financial policies and governmental accounting standards. As a member of the fiscal team, this position serves an essential role in supporting the mission of the Burke Museum. This position has two primary roles 1) bookkeeper for the Burke Museum Association (BMA) and 2) financial manager of grants and contracts for the Burke and BMA.

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Director of Interpretation

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Interpretation functions as a high level manager, coordinating strategy and implementation of exhibits and interpretation at the Burke Museum. The Director of Interpretation will work closely with Burke leadership to clarify desired outcomes and successfully pursue those goals by strengthening existing programs and implementing new initiatives.

Strategic oversight includes the Burke Museum’s exhibits program, public programs, and activation. This position functions as a critical manager, providing budgetary & personnel oversight, representing the museum in the community, and participating on senior management committees within the museum and university.

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Director of Visitor Experience

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Visitor Experience functions as a high level manager, coordinating strategy and implementation of all programming relevant to the Burke Museum visitor experience and audience development. 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 Director of Visitor Experience will work closely with Burke leadership to clarify desired outcomes and successfully pursue those goals by strengthening existing programs and implementing new initiatives.

Strategic oversight includes the Burke Museum’s visitor services, store, private events and membership teams. These earned programs contribute critical unrestricted funds that support other areas of the museum. As a critical manager, providing budgetary/personnel oversight, representing the museum in the community, and participating on senior management committees within the museum and university.

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Fiscal Technician

This position is a part-time temporary position working on the Burke’s Fiscal team. To view the job description and apply visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDRVSPX

 

Visitor Experience Evaluation & Communication Assistant

We are seeking a collaborative, people-oriented assistant with strong communication skills and close attention to detail to broadly support the work of the Visitor Experience team, and to specifically support the collection, maintenance, and summary of guest feedback on their museum experience. This assistant will provide consistent, proactive, and empathetic guest service in responses to guests through email, phone, comment cards, social media, etc. Connects guests to appropriate staff to answer questions outside the scope of Visitor Experience. Maintains consolidated database of guest feedback received through multiple avenues. This position will also be able to perform the general duties of all Visitor Services Representatives, including gallery guide, admissions, membership, and store.

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Visitor Experience Store Assistant (75% FTE)

To support the work of the Burke Museum Store, we are seeking a collaborative, people-oriented assistant with strong communication skills and close attention to detail. This assistant will support the work of the store coordinator in product research and ordering, inventory management, monitoring progress toward target performance indicators, proactively proposing ideas to maximize program profitability, and in sharing information about store products with Visitor Services Representatives.

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Visitor Services Coordinator 2

This position assists in management of the CRM system, supports the creation of public ticketed events for across departments, generates event-specific reports, and performs other program systems support duties as needed. This position also supports improvement of accessibility from a guest-service perspective and works to connect the museum to broader university resources for accessibility. This position has days of “Onsite Support” for the frontline team, and works closely with other departments to anticipate future needs in program support and accessibility.

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Our Work

At the Burke, we bring together people, objects and the stories that make them meaningful.

Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington
Photo: Mark Stone/University of Washington