Associate Educator, Digital Learning & Interpretation at Seattle Art Museum

OVERVIEW:           The Associate Educator, Digital Learning and Interpretation focuses on providing digital learning and interpretation experiences for all ages. This position is responsible for developing SAM’s online, remote, onsite and digital learning products and programs, and digital media content for a variety of audiences, including general audiences, lifelong learners, teachers and students in K-12 and in higher education.

SAM is dedicated to racial equity and strives for employees, volunteers, and interns who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. SAM prioritizes racial equity in the workplace because we know that people of color are the most impacted when it comes to inequities. We are particularly interested in engaging with historically under-represented groups in the museum field as we strive to be inclusive and equitable. SAM is responsive to cultural communities and experiences, and our strategic plan goals address the role art plays in empowering social justice and structural change to promote equity in our society.

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Interpretation

COMPENSATION: $21-26 hourly DOE


  1. Project manage and develop content to engage diverse audiences and achieve learning outcomes through the integration of digital tools with existing programs and learning environments, as well as creating new digital experiences derived from SAM’s permanent collection, temporary exhibits, and other arts-based initiatives. These include:
      1. Digital media programs to support exhibits and permanent installations, including but not limited to app-based content, audio and video content, virtual public programs and education workshops, interactive exhibit components, and A/R and V/R engagements.
      2. Distance learning initiatives for K-12 audiences, including content and program design, technical support, teaching, and training.
      3. Online educational programs and interactives; facilitate the delivery of asynchronous and synchronous online programs.
  2. Collaborate with Public Engagement and Education, Curatorial, IT, and Communications and Marketing on digital interpretation for exhibitions and programs
  3. Work with other Division staff to reflect on audience engagement for programs through visitor surveys, participant interviews, self-reflection, or other evaluation methods.
  4. Ensure institutional protocols and procedures are followed in reserving dates and spaces, requesting tech and A/V support, submitting contract and disbursement requests, and other cross-departmental functions.
  5. Create regular reports (both qualitative and quantitative), as needed, to support grants and department information sharing; contribute to the annual budgeting process.
  6. Participate in meetings, both within the division and across the museum.
  7. Build staff capacity in the use of digital learning and interpretation tools; advocate for the use of digital technology across divisions and departments.
  8. Identify and remain current on trends in digital media in both formal and informal learning settings.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, digital and media technology, instructional design, art education, art history or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. 2 years’ experience with creating, managing, and implementing digital learning and interpretation content and experiences for a variety of different audiences.
  3. Commitment to access, equity, and inclusion in approach to content creation and audience engagement.
  4. Understanding of how digital platforms are used for learning and audience engagement, and how content needs differ across platforms.
  5. Ability to learn new art and humanities content quickly and to adopt digital tools to convey that content.
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills; able to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.
  7. Familiarity with a wide variety of software platforms, media file formats, and best practices for archival, web publishing, and educational purposes.
  8. Able to work independently and in a team setting; ability to self-motivate, to give and receive feedback in positive and productive ways; to be patient and flexible.
  9. Excellent time-management, problem-solving, and problem-prevention skills; a positive, solution-oriented approach to addressing challenges
  10. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  11. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  12. Ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.
  13. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office.


Exposure: Work areas are primarily inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light background noise. Work is occasionally performed at other indoor and outdoor sites.


Stationary Work:  Approximately 80% of time is spent stationary while working at a desk. Balance of time (approximately 20%) is spent moving around the work area. Occasional extended periods of standing may be required when assisting at Museum events.

Communication:  Clear and effective communication with volunteers, donors, members, the public, and co-workers is necessary.

Moving:  The ability to move up to twenty pounds on occasion is necessary for moving files, equipment, and supplies. Must be able to regularly position self to access files.

Office Work:  Ability to effectively and regularly operate a computer, keyboard, and other office productivity machinery, such as copy machines and printers, and ability to inspect, prepare and use paperwork, files, equipment, and supplies is necessary.

Centering equity, diversity, and inclusion as an organization, and as individuals, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is committed to ensuring that all employees and volunteers enjoy a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. SAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.  

To request reasonable accommodations for the application or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (206) 654-3188 or

TO APPLY:   Please visit  to submit SAM employment application, cover letter and resume.

Deadline: December 15, 2021