Education Collection Coordinator – University of Washington

Req #: 170278
Department: BURKE MUSEUM
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 08/06/2019
Closing Info: Closes On 08/19/2019
Salary: 50% of $3,036-$4,035 per month
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

This is a part-time 50% FTE position, expected to work 20 hours per week.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

The Burke Museum has an outstanding part-time opportunity for an Education Collection Coordinator (50% FTE).

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Education, the Education Collection Coordinator will manage and maintain the Education department’s object collection and records and oversee maintenance of program materials.

BASIC FUNCTIONS:
Maintain communication and record keeping with registrar and other relevant departments about the movement of education objects into and out of the Education collection in accordance with best practice and Burke Museum and UW policies;
Advise and set policies, procedures, and protocol for the Education Department on Education Collection management in accordance with best practice and Burke Museum and UW policies;
Establish, update, and maintain a highly accurate and detailed record database (Collective Access);
Manage inventory descriptions and research;
Manage loans, donations, transfers, disposal of Education Collection items;
Manage the physical organization, storage, repairs, labeling according to collection best practices;
Create inventory lists, give suggestions of relevant collection items for programs, and pull needed materials;
Manage annual budget for Education Collection maintenance and care;
Oversee the re-housing of the education collection in the New Burke;
Other duties as assigned.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
Uphold the institution’s commitment to equitable and inclusive practice.
Support education programs as needed

REQUIREMENTS:
Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in history, anthropology, archaeology, museum studies, fine arts, education or closely related field and two years experience as a museum curator or equivalent. Some positions require a Bachelor’s degree related to an assigned collection specialty. Some positions allow experience in historic preservation, or in historic or natural science research or interpretation, to be substituted, year for year, for education.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Experience working with museum collections, exhibits, artifacts, preservation, acquisition or restoration;
Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with multiple audiences;
Exceptional attention to detail;
High degree of initiative, flexibility, and ability to work in a team environment, including working with other museum departments;
High degree of comfort using and learning cloud-based RMS.

DESIRED:
Understanding of equity, inclusion, and decolonization in museums, and experience fostering inclusive practice;
Experience with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, SurveyMonkey, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop;
Experience working with the public in customer service capacity;
Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Ability to work flexible hours, including some early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays;
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;

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

For more information on how to apply, please visit here: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=170278&szCandidateID=0&szReturnToSearch=1&utm_campaign=education-collection-coordinator-50-170278&utm_medium=click&utm_source=the-seattle-times 

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