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  • 02 Jul 2015 12:43 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon Historical Society Exhibition Internship

    Paid Internship

    Deadline to Apply: Friday, July 25

    Term: October 2015 - January 2016 (25-30 hours per week)

    Internship Overview:

    The Southern Oregon Historical Society ( seeks a motivated and creative Exhibition Intern for Fall 2015. This individual will assist the SOHS Exhibitions Curator and staff to create and install an approximately 2,000 sq ft exhibition on Chinese history in Southern Oregon. As SOHS has no formal museum galleries, this exhibition will be installed in a public location (to be determined). For example, the 2015 exhibition was installed in an empty store donated by the Rogue Valley Mall.

    Interns will have the opportunity to help:

     - Research Chinese history in Southern Oregon

     - Write and edit exhibition text

     - Select objects 

     - Participate in design meetings

     - Install the exhibition as part of a team

    The successful candidate will be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently. Must be able to work with and meet deadlines, lift up to 30 pounds, and climb stairs and ladders. Preference will be given to candidates with previous museum work or course experience and/or candidates wishing to pursue a career in museums.  

    Stipend: $2,000

    To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV, and a letter of reference to Amy Drake, SOHS Exhibitions Curator, at with the subject line "Southern Oregon Historical Society Exhibition Internship." Please send your application materials (in the order listed) in one Word document or PDF file, and give your application file the following title: "[Applicant Last Name], Exhibitions Internship."

  • 30 Jun 2015 8:47 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Churchill County (Fallon, Nevada) invites applications for the full-time position of Museum Director for the Churchill County Museum and Archives.  The Museum Director will be the one to direct the museum activities, leading the museum team to achieve the goals set by the Director.  The County is looking for a self-motivated, multi-tasking individual who is willing to meet challenges and develop creative solutions to meet the needs of the community.  Innovation and creativity are encouraged in this position.  The salary starts at $61,942 annually and includes full-paid retirement and health insurance.  For more information, visit us at and apply by July 24, 2015

  • 26 May 2015 8:00 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Clackamas County Historical Society seeks a Director of Program & Experiences

    Position Statement

    Be the team leader in developing an educational visitor experience around Clackamas County History.  Programming and experiences should be relevant, creative, informational, and have visitor appeal.


    Applicant must have an appreciation and knowledge of history, familiarity with technology, great organizational skills, and the ability to tell a compelling story. The ability to think creatively and approach problems with a positive attitude is also essential. Applicant will be expected to work in a team building environment with volunteers and other community members. College degree required and some teaching experience preferred. 


    1. Develop monthly programs, workshops, special programs, and guided educational tours as related to historic Clackamas County.

    2. Assist with grant applications, activities, and reports.

    3. Develop community and school age education programs based on Oregon curriculum standards.

    4. Collaborate with other heritage organizations.

    5. Collaborate with tourism groups.

    6. Collaborate with volunteers on docent activities.

    20 hours per week with flexible hours.$16.00/hour

    Please send cover letter and resume to by close of business June 12. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted directly. No phone calls please. 

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