Adult Education Coordinator

Company Name: 

Nordic Heritage Museum


3014 NW 67th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Contact Name: 

Human Resources


2067895707 x12


Job Description: 


Position Title: Adult Education Coordinator

Department: Curatorial

Reports To: Program Manager

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt


Position Overview

Create and manage adult educational programming at the Nordic Heritage Museum.


Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and manage all aspects of adult educational programs, workshops, classes, and receptions, including the Nordic Knitting Conference; Craft School; the Raoul Wallenberg Dinner; and other educational programming as assigned.
  • Research, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate educational programming; manage budgets, resources, communications, and timelines.
  • Respond to proposals for educational programs at the Museum.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with community groups to enhance educational programming.
  • Develop programs, activities, and resources to complement temporary exhibitions with the Chief Curator, Program Manager, and Exhibitions Coordinator.
  • In collaboration with the Public Program Coordinator and Children’s Educator, oversee the Museum’s docent program.
  • Coordinate self-guided and docent-led tours of the Museum for adults.
  • Provide administrative and programmatic support to Program Manager as required.
  • Respond to general inquiries concerning Museum programming.
  • Liaise with development and operations staff to communicate needs in the areas of marketing, volunteer, fund development and facilities support.


Other Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders (staff, volunteers, vendors, customers, etc.).
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, with excellent administrative and time management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with high energy and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and challenges, take initiative, ask questions, and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Knowledge of Nordic culture and language.
  • Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.
  • Highly professional public presence and strong customer service orientation.



  • BA + 3 years relevant experience in Museum education or related field
  • Weekend and evening work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint. Advanced web research skills.
  • Proficient in PC platform
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Ability to lift 35lbs
  • Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. All employees are expected to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirement via email to Incomplete applications will be not be considered.


Application Close Date: Open until filled. No phone calls, please.