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

Manager of Human Resources

The Manager of Human Resources (Human Resources Dept Mgr/Admin (E S 8)) oversees all aspects of Human Resources for approximately 195 Burke Museum/UW employees, including hourly employees. Reporting to the Burke Administrator, the Manager of Human Resources leads hiring, recruiting, and new employee onboarding efforts, and provides guidance, coaching, and support for all division managers and staff members. This position ensures that all employee relations, training, employment processes, volunteer management, recruiting, and safety programs follow established procedures and remain in compliance with Burke Museum and UW policies as well as local, state, and federal law. The role includes ongoing staff education related to HR policies. An HR leader who exhibits strong business acumen, coaching skills, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, and planning/project management is key for this position.

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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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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