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  • 27 Nov 2017 9:14 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Anticipated Start Date: January 2018

    Starting Salary Range DOE: $72,275.30-$78,956.80 including a full range of benefits

    Required Education and Experience

    •   Bachelor of Arts in Museum Studies, History, or related field
    •   Certificate in Museum Studies or related field
    •   3-5 years’ experience in some aspect of museum management such as museum direction, exhibits or collections management, cultural resource management.
    •   2-3 years’ experience working with budgets, grants, fundraising.
    •   Minimum of 2 years’ extensive experience working in PastPerfect Museum Software. Preferred Education and Experience
    •   Master of Arts in Museum Studies, History, or related field.
    •   2-3 years’ experience working as a Director or Assistant Director of a museum.
    •   3+ years’ experience working with budgets, grants, fundraising, working on tax levies.

    To see a full job description and to apply, please click:
  • 27 Nov 2017 9:11 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Collections & Exhibits Manager

    Hours: 20 Hours per week, 4 Days per week

    Salary/Benefits: $12.50 per hour

    Location: Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon Street S., Albany, Oregon

    In collaboration and communication with the Executive Director, the Collections & Exhibits Manager will direct and oversee the implementation of the Museum's mission and vision by managing the daily operations of collections and exhibits of the Albany Regional Museum. The Manager will serve as a public representative of the Museum when necessary, and will assist the Executive Director at events and programs.

    The Manager works in all aspects of Museum collections responsibility, according to national professional collecting initiatives, housing of collections, assessing object condition, and responding to internal and public inquiries related to collections and associated subjects.

    For full description and details on how to apply click through this link.

    Review of applications will begin December 19th with interviews to be scheduled shortly after.

    Contact: Keith Lohse, Executive Director at


  • 20 Nov 2017 10:54 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Visitor & Member Services Coordinator

    Hours: 26 Hours per week, 5 Days per week 

    Salary/Benefits: $11.00 per hour

    Location: Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon Street S., Albany, Oregon

    The community Albany Regional Museum has developed over the years is our greatest resource and the reason why we do our work. This position oversees the visitor experience on initial entry to the Museum. The Visitor Services Coordinator is often the first direct point of contact for visitors. The Coordinator is expected to be knowledgeable about the current and upcoming exhibits and programs and to be well trained in safety and security protocols for the Albany Regional Museum. The position requires someone with a warm, outgoing demeanor, sound judgment with diplomacy in interactions with visitors, colleagues, and partner organizations.

    You will thrive in this position if you are flexible, a strong collaborator, and a capable problem solver. This position will grow to accommodate the strengths and skills you bring to the organization. If you are ready to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes you will fit right in.

    We are looking for a candidate who is self-motivated, organized with strong time management and great communication skills. You should be comfortable with technology, and learning new software. A general knowledge of, or connection to, the history and geography of Albany, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest is helpful.

    For a list of responsibilities, qualifications, and HOW TO APPLY see the full position description here.

    Position open until filled, we will begin scheduling interviews on December 5th

    Contact: Keith Lohse, Executive Director at

  • 06 Sep 2017 10:40 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking a regular, full-time Director of Exhibit Business Development, who will bring experience in exhibit production and sales. 

    This position will partner closely with OMSI’s Director of Creative Services and will lead the Exhibit Sales team to establish optimal resourcing plans and enable teams to effectively execute against plans by providing business insight and decision support through innovative reporting and analytics that drive continuous process improvement. He or she is responsible for managing the revenue generating Traveling and Exhibit Sales and Exhibit Fabrication teams. Responsibilities include oversight and the directing of activities associated with exhibit sales to include: estimating, exhibit productions schedules, exhibition tour rentals, business development, market analysis, project management, client relations, management of contracts and licensed property, staff oversight and budget management. 

    OMSI invites all applicants interested in impacting the community and our future generations to apply to join its team. 

    Visit to learn more or apply!

    Position closes September 15, 2017. 

  • 24 Aug 2017 1:34 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Bureau of Land Management National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City will be accepting applications between August 28-September 8 for an Exhibit Specialist.  

    GS/7-9. $40,684-$67,697.  


    Job description and application will be available on 

  • 10 Aug 2017 8:13 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position Profile:  Executive Assistant to the President

    $45,000 - $55,000 per year  

    What you’ll do: 

    The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and to the COO and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates work and communication with board committees and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a fast-paced, collegial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual must maintain the highest professional standards, with a focus on process improvement, and will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. Strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities are essential. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. 

    What you’ll need:  

    • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.  
    • Very strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors. 
    • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.  
    • Working knowledge of accounting/budgeting principles, procedures and standards.
    • Bachelor's Degree or professional certification appropriate to the position, or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
    • Five to 10 years of experience supporting C-level executives and boards, preferably in a nonprofit organization. 
    • Pass pre-employment checks, such as a criminal background check and reference checks. 

    Compensation Package:   

    Competitive health benefits. 

    Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay! 

    Visit to learn more or apply! 
    Position closes September 1, 2017. 
    OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

  • 07 Aug 2017 4:54 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator,  Aurora Colony Historical Society

    Hours: 20 per week

    Status: Permanent, Part Time

    Schedule: Some flexibility with one Saturday or Sunday required weekly. Work during certain special events will be mandatory and occasional evening hours may be required. 

    Pay: $13.00 per hour

    Reports to: Executive Director


    General Job Description

    The Volunteer Coordinator for the Aurora Colony Historical Society recruits, trains and manages the Society’s volunteer and membership bases to fulfill our mission: “To promote interactive life-long learning by inspiring curiosity about, and preservation of, the heritage of the Aurora Colony.”


    The Volunteer Coordinator will staff the front desk one weekend day each week. Additional tasks may be assigned as determined by the Executive Director or Board.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Recruit Volunteers

    • Promote volunteering through outreach to community, organizations, groups and individuals and use social media and online tools such as Volunteer Match to locate potential volunteers

    • Schedule in-person interviews with possible recruits and manage the orientation  process for new volunteers

    • Create and/or maintain the volunteer application form as well as other documents related to volunteer management

    • Regularly check volunteer email address, phone messages


    Coordinate Volunteers

    • Work with the ACHS staff, BOD and committee chairs to determine volunteer positions to be filled including: clerical, docent, maintenance, school program volunteers, as well as special event volunteers

    • Train/instruct volunteer(s) on tasks to be performed including museum opening/closing and front desk procedures

    • Provide written instructions/procedures to volunteer(s) as necessary

    • Post volunteer schedule for reference during events

    • Maintain a database of volunteers’ contact information, interests, skills, and availability

    • Maintain accurate records of volunteer hours, ACHS memberships, and museum attendance

    • Manage volunteer budget and report expenses to Business Specialist

    • Research and implement online volunteer management program, e.g. Google Calendar or Volgistics

    • Carry out volunteer recognition/appreciation activities including thank-you notes, end of season school program picnic, recognition in newsletter and at the Society’s annual meeting.

    Work with Board and Staff

    • Report to the Executive Director

    • Communicate in a timely manner with museum staff and BOD as issues arise

    • Attend staff meetings and additional meetings as necessary with board members and committee chairs to review volunteer needs and issues

    • Generate monthly outreach and volunteer report

    • Other duties as assigned


    Interested parties should send a resumé and cover letter in PDF or Word format to

    Applications  accepted until 5:00 p.m. September 6, 2017; interviews conducted week of September 10, 2017; position begins October 1, 2017.  

    Applications without cover letter and resumé will not be accepted.

  • 31 Jul 2017 1:56 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Museum Coordinator - Newell Pioneer Village
    Permanent three quarter-time (fluctuates seasonally) with a start day of     8/17/2017.   

    Requirements - minimum of a high school education; reliable transportation; ability to work weekends and holidays during season; museum or teaching experience preferred; grant writing experience a plus.  

    Duties include but are not limited to: responsible for school group tours and activities; booking and working events including weddings; develop educational programs within a living history environment; and execute and track the day to day financial reporting needs of  the museum complex.  

    The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver, have strong organizational skills, a team-oriented perspective and will work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary museum. A positive demeanor and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills.  

    For a complete job description or to submit cover letter and resume no later than August 5, 2017, email<> or mail to Newell Pioneer Village, 8089 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul, OR 97137. 

    Please do not apply in person.

  • 28 Jul 2017 9:40 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Program Analyst 2 (Heritage Commission Coordinator) 
    Closing Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time
    Location: Salem, Oregon 
    Job Type: Permanent
    Salary: $4,144.00 - $6,050.00 Monthly

    The Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator works with the volunteer Oregon Heritage Commission to develop statewide heritage efforts. Together with the outreach team, the coordinator promotes Oregon heritage and, as an asset for the state, provides training and support to people and organizations doing heritage work, and encourages collaboration among heritage and other organizations.

    Oregon Heritage is part of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, the coordinator works with other state agencies and statewide nonprofits, to enhance resources for heritage efforts. Projects like the Oregon Heritage Vitality report, the heritage tourism study, Oregon Connecting to Collections project and MentorCorps are examples of the scope of work.

    The coordinator is part of the heritage outreach team. All members of the team implement projects and programs related to the Oregon Heritage Commission and help people access the services of Oregon Heritage, which also includes the State Historic Preservation Office.

    In addition to developing the Oregon Heritage Plan and the statewide collaborations, the coordinator works with the team on key programs including the Oregon Heritage Conference, Oregon Heritage Excellence Awards, Oregon Heritage Traditions, communications and grants. The outreach team, which includes Kuri Gill, Sheri Stuart and Katie Henry, are excited to welcome someone with enthusiasm, a strong service ethic, creativity, and some fun!

    Click on the link below to see a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply.

    Program Analyst 2 (Heritage Commission Coordinator) 

  • 14 Jul 2017 10:43 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Director of Brand Marketing provides management and leadership for staff in support of creative marketing and communication strategies, programs, and initiatives to expand the museum’s audiences and revenues across multiple business lines. This position also collaborates with the COO, senior leaders, project managers, and other staff across OMSI to connect and direct project work to support OMSI’s strategic plan. The Director builds and manages a positive, collaborative and effective marketing team through leadership, coaching, and modeling how we work together.

    What you’ll need:  

    • Strength in writing and design style with a very high aesthetic level and ability to oversee development and implementation of materials that align with the OMSI brand.  
    • Experienced in developing mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with organizations.  
    • Knowledge of general/consumer marketing strategy, campaign execution and branding.  
    • Experience in managing website development, search engine optimization, pay per click advertising, mobile, social media and email campaign management.  
    • Minimum seven years in progressively responsible marketing and managerial experience, with a proven record of success in a highly dynamic environment.  
    • Valid Driver’s License.  
    • Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.

    Compensation Package:

    •   $59,850 - $77,850 per year, depending on experience.
    •   Competitive health benefits.
    •   Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay!

    Is this job for you? Visit to apply! Position closes August 11, 2017. 

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