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Preference will be given to applications received by November 24, 2021.
Payroll Title:  Preservation & Museum Specialist 1
Job Title: Museum Educator – Field Trip Programs (Part-time Hourly)
Salary: $20/hour
Appointment Duration: 1 year from start

Job Summary
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.
Basic Functions:
  • Present BurkeMobile programs in PreK-12 schools, libraries and other community events across Washington state;
  • Assist with program preparation and travel logistics to ensure successful program delivery, including: restocking consumable materials, making pre-visit calls to clients, planning for travel and set-up time for program delivery, booking accommodations for overnight travel to program locations, and interfacing with school staff, volunteers, and program contacts when offsite during program delivery;
  • Assist with maintenance of teaching collections and program materials;
  • Working with the BurkeMobile Program Manager and other Education staff, develop activities and hands-on materials for educational programs as needed;
  • Represent the Burke at offsite programs and events;
  • Support and facilitate other education programs, both at the museum and in the community. Other education programs include family programs and events, summer & break camps, virtual programs, school/group field trips to the museum and Burke Boxes;
  • Observe other education programs offered by the Burke in order to gain a thorough understanding of the work of Burke Education and develop/grow your teaching practice;
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all Burke Education clients;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:
  • Uphold the institution’s commitment to decolonization, equitable, and inclusive practice.
Requirements:
  • High degree of flexibility, initiative, and ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking, and the ability to work with diverse audiences and multiple learning styles;
  • Experience working with youth (Pre-K – 12th grade) in a formal or informal education setting;
  • Satisfactory completion of two years of college work in history, English, education, fine arts, art history, anthropology, archaeology, or museology and two years experience working with museum collections, exhibits, artifacts, preservation, acquisition or restoration; OR experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, may be substituted, year for year, for education.
  • Work and life experience in any fields related to the job functions are valued equally to college coursework. 

Desired:
  • Understanding of equity, inclusion, and decolonization in museums, and experience fostering inclusive practice;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop;
  • Experience working with the public in customer service capacity;
  • First Aid/CPR Certification;
  • Spanish language proficiency with preference for Mexican dialect.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to travel as needed, work flexible hours, including some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • This position requires out-of-town travel, some of which requires overnight stays;
  • Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license and a clean driving record;
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 30 pounds alone and up to 60 pounds with assistance;
  • Able to work in an environment visible to the public with visual and audible distractions;
  • Wear required credentials at all times and work attire/uniforms and name tags as required by position;
  • Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
  • Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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