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Job Opening - Executive Director

14 Apr 2016 10:16 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Oswego Heritage Council

Executive Director

Part-Time (30 hours per week)

Location: Lake Oswego

Closing Date: open until filled

Industry: Nonprofit, Historical

Type: Part Time 30 Hours per week



Oswego Heritage Council – Executive Director


The Oswego Heritage Council (OHC) was founded in 1970 and has the mission of assuring the preservation of Lake Oswego history and culture. Situated in downtown Lake Oswego, the Oswego Heritage House, along with its museum and historical rose garden make for a comfortable and friendly gathering venue for numerous, ongoing community meetings and serves as a beautiful rental site for weddings, receptions, and reunions. The OHC Museum brings specific historical references to light in order to educate and create interest in local history. OHC has two established annual events, the Collector Car and Classic Boat Show and the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour, and a monthly lecture series.


The Position

The Executive Director serves as the administrator of the Oswego Heritage Council and reports directly to the OHC President and Board of Directors. The Executive Director serves as an ambassador for OHC in the community to support the mission of OHC. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a dynamic non-profit in a beautiful community rich with history.


Primary Areas of Responsibility

Daily management of Oswego Heritage Council administrative tasks 

Daily management of the Oswego Heritage House

Management of OHC’s collection consisting of historic objects and archives.

Develop and implement exhibits for the museum within the Heritage House

Membership development and retention, both Individual and business

Research, identify and apply for grant opportunities

Fundraising support and development

Respond to event rental inquiries and manage bookings and contracts

Expand volunteer base

Identify and pursue publicity

Website administration

Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations and schools.



Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience in non-profit management, history/arts/culture organization experience preferred

Experience with interpretation, museum exhibits and collection management preferred

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work independently

Knowledge of social media and website management

Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

Proven leadership skills

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

Willingness to work a variety of hours, including some evenings and weekends


Application Guidelines

To apply please email a resume and cover letter to


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