Museum Vision and Mission:
MOHAI is treasured locally and respected nationally as a vibrant resource where history inspires us to be our best, individually and collectively. By collecting and preserving artifacts and stories of our diverse history, MOHAI highlights our regional tradition of innovation and imagination. Through compelling exhibits, scholarship, education, public programs, and community engagement, MOHAI bridges the past, present, and future. MOHAI is a place and a community of people with histories of successes and failures that: bind us together; amuse, disturb, and inspire us; inform and guide us; and deepen our connection with our heritage.
Position Title: Community Engagement Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: MOHAI, at Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building
Rate of pay: $60,000 – $65,000 annually, DOE
Classification: Exempt, Salaried, Full-time
Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance; eligible for participation in 403 (b) savings plan
The Community Engagement Officer works with the Executive Director and other senior leaders to translate the organizational vision for integrating community participation into MOHAI’s work across the institution. As the principal representative for community engagement, this position has primary oversight of defining the museum’s strategies for cultivating and stewarding community relationships and developing MOHAI audiences and partnerships and works collaboratively across the museum to advance those strategies.
This position is focused on improving community access to MOHAI’s resources and programs—a need identified in MOHAI’s Racial Equity plan. The Community Engagement Officer shapes the strategies and mechanisms through which we engage and grow our audience and partners by amplifying the voices of community members within all MOHAI departments. The Community Engagement Officer serves as a core member of the IDEA Committee and is a member of the MOHAI leadership team.
For nearly 80 years, MOHAI has been dedicated to enriching lives by preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region and the nation. With a collection of nearly 4 million artifacts, photographs, oral histories and archival items, and an expansive schedule of exhibits and programs, MOHAI is the region’s premier history center. MOHAI operates a dramatic and award-winning museum in Lake Union Park in Seattle’s vibrant South Lake Union neighborhood, and a Resource Center in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. MOHAI also hosts the Bezos Center for Innovation, focusing on the history and future of innovation in the Puget Sound region.
MOHAI is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, please visit www.mohai.org.
To Apply (no phone calls, please): Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references to: Human.Resources@mohai.org.
MOHAI is a 501(C)3 Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and building a diverse staff. We encourage candidates of color to apply
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