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.

staff and volunteers line the stairs of the new burke
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.


Executive Director

Our esteemed UW leadership alongside Campbell & Company, the executive search firm who’s leading this Executive Director search, has begun the recruitment and hiring process. 

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Burke Museum Cultural Outreach Assistant

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Cultural Education Initiatives, the Cultural Outreach Assistant is responsible in the areas of outreach, community engagement, and educational program creation designed to bring Burke educators and resources to schools and organizations throughout Washington State. The position will support the department's development of Heritage Months programming featuring the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and global cultures. Audiences served by these programs include PreK – Grade 12 students, teachers, and families. Program content areas include earth science, life science, and cultural collections from local and international Indigenous peoples. The Burke Museum Education department is committed to making the natural world and global/globally-influenced cultural heritage of Washington State accessible to all learners. We aim to foster empathy and curiosity for the world around us, and to support a life-long love of learning.

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Burke Museum Educator – BurkeMobile

Under the general supervision of the BurkeMobile Program Manager, the Museum Educator for BurkeMobile is responsible for the delivery of a variety of educational programs designed to bring Burke educators and resources to schools and organizations throughout Washington State. Audiences served by these programs include PreK-12th grade students, teachers, and families. Program content areas include earth science, life science, and Native American cultures of the Pacific Northwest, highlighting Burke collections and research. This position may also support the development of new programs based in collections including, but not limited to: the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. The Burke Museum Education Department is committed to making the natural world and globally-influenced cultural heritage of Washington State accessible to all learners. We aim to foster and support empathy, curiosity, and a life-long love of learning. We encourage anyone from communities representing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

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Burke Museum Educator - Field Trip Programs

Under the general supervision of the Museum Field Trip Program Manager, the Museum Educator for Field Trip Programs (FTP) is responsible for the delivery of a variety of educational programs designed for groups of PreK – 12th grade students who visit the museum. Program content areas include earth science, life science, and Native American cultures of the Pacific Northwest, highlighting Burke collections and research. This position may also support the development of new programs based in collections including, but not limited to: the Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. The Burke Museum Education Department is committed to making the natural world and globally-influenced cultural heritage of Washington State accessible to all learners. We aim to foster and support empathy, curiosity, and a life-long love of learning. We encourage anyone from communities representing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply. 

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Private Events Manager

The Private Events Manager is responsible for the New Burke Museum’s revenue-generating facility rental and events program. This position oversees all private events and the museum’s internal events. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, this position hires and leads a team to provide the highest-level customer experience for all clients, develops program strategies and establishes annual revenue goals.

Events include lectures, meetings, cocktail receptions, parties, fundraising events, education classes and other events involving the rental of space, food and/or drink in the museum.

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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