Thank you for your interest in employment at the Whatcom Museum. Positions currently available are listed below. Some of our positions are hired through the City of Bellingham.
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):
This full-time position works directly with the Museum Director of Exhibitions and Programming, along with the Education and Exhibition teams. This position plays a key role working with the museum’s management team to help shape the strategic vision for the museum’s programming and community outreach.
Work includes not only curriculum and exhibition interpretive material development, but also management of the museum’s docent program – with all duties having a focus on aligning education and curatorial objectives. Extensive involvement with our regularly scheduled community programming and outreach, the Education and Engagement Manager ensures an exciting and varied offering to fulfill our mission and meet the needs of the region.
The Whatcom Museum currently has an opening for a part-time Purchaser for our Museum Store. This position has a flexible work schedule, averaging between 15-20 hours per week, but occasionally more hours to help cover vacations (including some evenings and weekends).
This position has a wide range of responsibilities but is primarily responsible for working with the Museum’s Executive Director, Exhibition team, and Education team to source merchandise relating to the Museum’s exhibitions and programming. A passion for Art, Natural History, and Pacific Northwest History is vital for this position. Because this position works closely with our Visitor’s Services team, candidates should have exceptional guest services, organization, and an aptitude for effective merchandise display to help maximize our visitor’s experience.