Thank you for your interest in employment at the Whatcom Museum. Positions currently available are listed below. The Whatcom Museum is a non-profit organization operated jointly by the City of Bellingham and the Whatcom Museum Foundation. Some of our positions are hired through the Whatcom Museum Foundation and others through the City of Bellingham. The Whatcom Museum follows the City of Bellingham’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy.
Open positions (City of Bellingham):
There are no current openings.
In addition to the employment information available on the City of Bellingham website, you may call Human Resources at 360.778.8220 to obtain full job descriptions and application forms.
Open positions (Whatcom Museum Foundation):
Part-Time Visitor Services Attendants (Click for full job description)
The Whatcom Museum Foundation is excited to announce that we currently have multiple openings for Part-Time Visitor Services Attendants! As the first point of contact for patrons of the Museum, these positions play an important role in maximizing the Museum Visitor’s experience! These positions are with the Not-for-Profit Museum Foundation and are part time, non-benefited positions. Shifts range from 3 to 5 hours. We are currently increasing our team to provide on-call and vacation coverage with the possibility of a regular weekly shift.
As we continue to move towards normal operations over the coming months, there is the potential for a more consistent schedule. Shifts include both weekdays and weekends, primarily afternoons with the occasional late morning or evening. These positions have a wide range of duties, including (but not limited to) welcoming visitors, providing information and assistance, processing admissions and memberships, and maintaining the security of the galleries and building to ensure artwork and historic items are protected and that visitors follow museum rules. Additionally, these positions may occasionally assist in the Museum Store or Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) by covering scheduled meal breaks, and by covering entire shifts when needed.
Qualified applicants should have a passion for art, nature, and Pacific Northwest history, along with exceptional customer service skills. Cashier or related cash handling experience, and/or security-related work is preferred. Coursework in art, art history, or local history is desirable. If you are qualified and are interested in making a difference for art and history in our community, we want you on our dynamic Whatcom Museum team! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value diversity in our work force. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter including your availability by mailing to Attn: Visitor Services Position, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect St, Bellingham WA 98225. Positions are open until filled.
Our Mission: The Whatcom Museum provides innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature, and Northwest history. We seek to stimulate curiosity about our changing cultural, natural, and historical landscapes, for the youngest to the oldest minds, and to inspire preservation of and creative contributions to our region and beyond.