As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The Burke Museum's collections and exhibits connect the past, present, and future through topics such as the natural world, the people and cultures of Washington State and cutting-edge science. They give us a way to trace history, provide a spark for stories and ideas, and connect people to each other and to their environment. Until now, they were hidden behind walls; inaccessible to the very people they are intended to serve.Opening in October 2019, the new Burke Museum's visitor experience centers on removing the barriers that have traditionally separated the public side of the museum (the exhibits) from its working side (the collections storerooms, labs, and other workspaces). In addition to six brand-new galleries, every visit to the New Burke is different because every day brings new work and new opportunities for visitors to take a closer look, ask a question, or just pause and reflect.The Burke Museum has an outstanding opportunity for a Digital Communications Coordinator.JOB SUMMARY:The Digital Communications Coordinator is responsible for sharing the daily work and activation of this re-imagined museum experience using Burke Museum digital platforms to attract new visitors and encourage repeat visitation and membership.BASIC FUNCTIONS:In partnership with the collections and research teams, gather photos and video of daily work and activation highlights; collecting visitor releases as neededCreate and share compelling and engaging Instagram updates about the daily work and activation moments happening at the museum; encouraging attendance, participation and discussionPeriodically cross-promote Instagram updates on other Burke Museum digital channels to drive engagement and increase Burke Museum Instagram followersDraft succinct and compelling marketing language for featured daily work and upcoming open-door and inside-the-glass moments; ensuring styling and messaging consistency within the Burke brandUsing templates and a style guide, maintain on-site signage and website to promote daily work and upcoming open-door and inside-the-glass moments to visitorsWorking closely with the Interpretation Programs Manager, attend weekly collections interpretation huddle to hear what types of daily work and activation highlights visitors will be able to see and engage in each weekMaintain the Communications team's editorial calendar for daily work and activation highlightsReply to and share feedback from online comments, questions and reviews related to the visitor experienceWorking closely with the Digital Communications Manager, occasionally help to compile updates about key projects and efforts in a Burke news story or videoOther duties as assignedOTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Uphold the institution's commitment to equitable and inclusive practiceREQUIREMENTS:Bachelor of Arts' Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or related field. Additional full-time writing/editing experience may substitute year-for-year for educational requirementPeople-oriented, customer-service minded, engaging communicator with comfort and affinity for using social mediaStrong and succinct writerHighly organized with a keen attention to detailAbility to work independently and in a team settingDESIRED:Prior experience with DSLR cameras and photography best practicesPrior experience working with a website content management systemFamiliarity with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop, InDesign, and IllustratorPrior experience using Adobe Premiere Pro for video editingApplicants with diverse perspectives and cultural backgrounds are especially encouraged to applyCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Able to work a flexible schedule that occasionally involves work on weekends and holidaysAble to work in an environment visible to the public with visual and audible distractionsWear required credentials at all times and work attire/uniforms and name tags as required by positionApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.