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

Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer

Working closely with the Director of Development to develop strategies for donor stewardship, the Annual Giving and Stewardship officer will proactively manage staff and volunteers to implement agreed-upon strategies. Responsibilities include planning and implementing stewardship events through production of invitation lists, invitations, catering arrangements, and delivery of other materials as needed. This position will collaborate with other museum divisions to broaden the donor experience.

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Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

The Executive Assistant’s primary responsibility is relationship management for the Executive Director.  This work encompasses all levels of support for achieving the mission of the Burke Museum and is responsible for acting as Board Liaison to the BURKE MUSEUM Association (BMA), coordinating all aspects of BMA meetings, and serving as the focal point of contact among BMA members, the Director, the Burke Administrator, and museum staff. The Executive Assistant also scopes and manages special projects within the museum, which may have impact beyond the museum itself.

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STEM Program Lead

The STEM Program Lead (Preservation & Museum Specialist 1) is responsible for the successful implementation of a wide variety of STEM offerings including: Girls in Science experiences, STEAM Spotlight programming, Burke Camps, Fossil Finders early learner programming, backpack rentals, and Family Days. They will serve as a mentor for students belonging to groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields and will help connect students to Burke and University of Washington experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Tribal Relations Manager

Reporting to the Director of Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion & Decolonization/ Tribal Liaison, the Tribal Relations Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Burke’s tribal relations efforts across the museum. This includes administrative supervision and coordination to ensure the development and implementation of tribal relations strategic goals that align with the Museum’s overall mission and goals, facilitate internal updates, and communicate with leadership team which will support the creation of a 3-year institutional road map for DEAI and Decolonization work at the Burke. This position is responsible to align all departments to identify and implement the DEAI institutional plan.

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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