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Washington Museum Association

Job Title:        Museums Connect Project Coordinator
Status:             Full-Time; exempt
Salary:             $30/hour
Reports to:      Washington Museum Association

Posted:           07/27/2022
Due:                 08/15/2022

Washington Museum Association (WaMA) represents and serves museums of all types and sizes throughout Washington State. WaMA is run by an all-volunteer Board of museum professionals and supporters from across Washington.

Our organization serves as a statewide advocate for museums and actively promotes the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of historic, scientific, artistic, and cultural material, sites, practices, and ideas. We constitute a statewide voice for a diverse constituency and act as a clearing house and communication network for information of special interest to museums. For more information on WaMA, visit our website: http://washingtonmuseumassociation.org/

About Museums Connect

Museums Connect is a collaborative effort between WaMA and Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) which seeks to use its preexisting networks and knowledge to create a state-wide inventory of rural, volunteer, and multidiscipline museums and place-based arts, cultural, heritage and science groups.

Museums Connect Project Coordinator will create a statewide directory of museums and archival facilities related to art, heritage, cultural, and science organizations in Washington.

Essential Duties:

– Develop project-based and long-term plans and tools necessary to conduct and maintain a statewide inventory, including project timeline, list of deliverables, outreach strategy, etc
– Recruit, train, and manage project volunteers in coordination with WaMA Executive Committee and First Vice President
– Create a statewide directory of rural, volunteer, and multidiscipline museums and place-based arts, cultural, heritage and science organization  in Washington
-Perform rigorous outreach, both digital and in-person, to rural museums who may have been left out of earlier efforts to inventory museums in our state
-Create and maintain directory in electronic format that is searchable and sortable
-Provide written, bi-weekly, progress reports to WaMA Executive Committee
-Attend monthly virtual and in-person meetings with WaMA Board members
-Provide report of inventory at WaMA’s June 2023 Annual Meeting
-Assist in advocacy efforts to secure future project funding
-Act as a public liaison for Washington Museum Association

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area of study from an accredited institution of higher learning, or equivalent experience.
  • Degree in museum studies, public history or non-profit management preferred.
  • Non-profit or museum experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

– Employ contemporary outreach methods including but not limited to use of web-based media, direct mail, on-site and web site marketing, social media campaigns, and personal solicitation
-Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
-Ability to develop inventory/outreach plan and create accurate inventory
-Ability to work independently with limited supervision
-Self-sufficient in routine office administration tasks, including maintain electronic, searchable inventory, maintaining calendar appointments, preparing presentations, tracking mileage and expenses
-High comfort level with job-related computer software, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) at an effective proficiency level.
– Must be suited for a fast-paced, high-energy work environment and have strong organizational skills, including a strong attention to detail and accuracy.

To Apply:

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to contact@washingtonmuseumassociation.org

Applications will be received through 08/15/2022

To apply for this job email your details to contact@washingtonmuseumassociation.org