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: Public Programs Specialist
Reports to: Public Programs Manager
Location: MOHAI, at Lake Union Park’s historic Armory building
Rate of Pay: $24 – $28 an hour, DOE
Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly, Full-time (regularly scheduled 37.5 hours per week)
Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday; occasional evenings and Sundays, with some flexibility
Benefits include: Medical and dental insurance and eligible for participation in 403 (b) savings plan
Application Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022, 5:00 pm
Position Description: The primary role of the Public Programs Specialist is to create, coordinate, and deliver high-quality history programs to broad and diverse audiences of all ages, primarily adults. The Public Programs Specialist collaborates on interpretive content and creates programs that deepen audience engagement with exhibit materials. This position includes collaborating with historians, artists, performers, and other participants to design engaging and thought-provoking experiences, building relationships with community organizations, and assisting in the evaluation of departmental programs. This position is a member of the Interpretive Services Department.
The Interpretive Services Team: A dynamic, passionate, collaborative team, Interpretive Services leads content development for the museum. Working with community leaders and museum professionals this team creates relevant historical content that encourages people to learn from the past, dream beyond the present, and support a sense of community. Landmark public programs include Segregated Seattle: From Redlining to Gentrification, Big Mood: A Night of Fat Fashion and A Celebration of South Asian Resilience. Visit our YouTube channel to view recent public programs https://www.youtube.com/user/mohaiprograms
Find yourself checking a lot of these boxes but doubting whether you should apply? If you meet some of the requirements and you share MOHAI’s values and support our mission, we encourage you to apply. As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we’re invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
Museum Overview: 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 now 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.
MOHAI offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff, including 403(b), paid vacation, holidays and sick leave. The individual employed receives health, dental, vision and life insurance at no additional cost. Staff enjoy four free passes to the museum annually, and discounts at the MOHAI Mercantile and Cafe.
To Apply (no phone calls, please): Please e-mail letter of interest, resume, and three references by Friday, January 14, 2022, 5:00 p.m. 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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