Program Coordinator

Company Name: 

Ketchikan Museums (City of Ketchikan)


629 Dock Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Contact Name: 

Anita Maxwell




Job Description: 

We are looking for a creative team player to develop, promote, lead and evaluate the programs of the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center. 

The successful applicant will be passionate about education, an excellent communicator, community-minded, organized, and experienced in curriculum development and basic graphic design.   Programs include a renowned Native Arts Program, interpretive tours for visitors of all ages, special programs connecting school groups and the public to the exhibits and collections, an oral history program and the development of publicity materials. 

The Ketchikan Museums operates two museums.  The Tongass Historical Museum is a community museum featuring the history, art, and industry of Ketchikan.  The Totem Heritage Center preserves 19th century totem poles, as well as conducting classes in the traditional arts of Southeast Alaska Natives.  

Ketchikan is a community of 13,500 located on an island in the rainforest of Southeast Alaska, accessible by air or boat (2 hour direct flight from Seattle).  The climate is mild and rainy.  Spectacular natural beauty, small town life, a vibrant arts scene, boating, fishing, and outdoor activities are among the reasons why people love to live here.  The town is a major port for cruise ships visiting Alaska; over a million cruise passengers visit Ketchikan from May through September.

A Bachelor’s degree with work in education, museum studies, or history and at least two years of program administration experience are preferred.  Full job description and City of Ketchikan employment application are available at  Questions? Contact Anita Maxwell, Museum Director at  Closes June 3rd. $22.04-$23.38/hour, DOE plus benefits