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 is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum follows the City of Bellingham’s Equal Opportunity Employment policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply!
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):
Museum Educator Position Description
The Whatcom Museum Foundation is currently accepting applications for a Museum Educator. We are a multi-discipline, accredited Museum, with a focus on art, natural History, and Pacific Northwest history. This full-time position will focus primarily on art disciplines and works directly with the Education Manager, along with the Education and Exhibition teams. Work includes curriculum and exhibition interpretive material development, art-related program development, and assisting with the management of the Museum’s docent program, with all duties having a focus on aligning education and curatorial objectives.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Education, Art History, Museum Education, or related field. Additionally, a minimum of two years (full time) responsible experience in a Museum setting, Children’s Museum, or classroom setting. A combination of experience and training that provides the applicant with the knowledge and skills to perform the job will be considered. An excellent full benefit package is offered, including an annual four weeks Paid-Time-Off (PTO) and eleven paid holidays; Medical and Dental insurance, and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan. Salary range is $36,000 to $38,000 (DOE).
If you are qualified; dedicated to engaging people to interact, learn and grow; and interested in joining our team, we encourage you to apply! Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Attn: Museum Education Position, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 or email@example.com.
Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) Associate Description
The Whatcom Museum Foundation currently has openings for part-time entry-level associates to help in our Family Interactive Gallery (FIG)! Flexible options for scheduling currently include Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; with the addition of Wednesdays and Sundays in the near future. This position has a wide range of responsibilities including working directly with visitors to maximize children’s educational experience in the Museum, preparing activity materials, leading workshops, birthday parties, summer camps, and helping to keep a busy destination running smoothly! Because of the mix of duties, applicants should be organized and have strong oral communication and interpersonal skills.
Applicants should have a high school diploma or equivalent, experience working with the public, and a passion for working with children and families, preferably in an educational or professional setting. If you are dedicated to customer service, enjoy helping children to grow and learn, and are interested in joining the vibrant, dynamic Whatcom Museum team, please submit your resume and cover letter through Craigslist; or by mailing to Attn: FIG 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.