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Payroll Title:  Preservation & Museum Specialist 1
Job Title:  Community Outreach Educator
Appointment Duration: 1 year from start (Part-time hourly)
Job Summary: 

Under the general supervision of the BurkeMobile Program Manager, the Community Outreach Educator 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. Audiences served by these programs include PreK-12th grade students, teachers, and families. Program content areas include earth science, life science, and cultural collections from local and international Indigenous peoples, and this position will support the development of bilingual Spanish programs and resources. The position will also support the Education Department’s development of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month programming featuring the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and global cultures. 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 (BIPOC) to apply.
Basic Functions:

  • Build and maintain relationships with Spanish speaking communities across Washington state and Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month partners;
  • Identify new community collaboration opportunities;
  • Working with the BurkeMobile Program Manager and other Education staff, develop activities and hands-on materials for bilingual Spanish education programs;
  • Assist with maintenance of teaching collections and program materials;
  • 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;
  • Support the development of a community partners database;
    Provide exceptional customer service to all Burke Education clients;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Uphold the Burke’s commitment to Decolonization, DEAI, equitable and inclusive practice
  • Spanish language proficiency (speak, read and write) with preference for Mexican dialect;
  • Experience with BIPOC community engagement and programs;
  • Demonstrated experience building community relationships;
  • 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 field related to the job functions are valued equally to college coursework.

  • 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.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to travel as needed, work flexible hours, including some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays;
  • 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, vaccine attestation (or exemption).
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