Jobs and Internships

  • 13 Mar 2017 2:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    OMSI is searching for a part-time coding instructor to create curriculum and teach classes for their Spring/Summer classes. 

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for all aspects of the curriculum creation, topic specific, technology classes held at OMSI over the course of 4 weekends.  

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

    • Create curriculum that is focused for 15-17 year old girls. 
    • Create 8 hour lessons and weeklong curriculum on the following topics: 
      • C# and/or C++ for use with Synthesis
      • Agile development methodology
      • JavaScript/HTML web application development
      • Java programming
    • Prepare classroom to provide a stimulating learning environment.
    • Work cooperatively with OMSI staff and volunteers.
    • Communicate with diverse audiences and present lively and entertaining science programs.
    • Present organized, interesting, and enthusiastic science lessons based on prepare curriculum or self-produced material.
    • Encourage students' natural curiosity by allowing time for student exploration.
    • Arrange classroom before and after class.
    • Communicate regularly with instructors, parents and coordinators, and program manager.
    • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly  
    • This position is special project, working 20 hours/week.

  • 01 Mar 2017 2:00 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Summary: 

    The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and maintaining a portfolio of major donors to help OMSI achieve its strategic and operating goals. This position will work closely with members of the Development team on the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects. He or she will play an important role in developing a strong donor-centric culture across the museum. A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application to be considered for this position.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  

    Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters.

    • Develop and manage a portfolio of 75-150+ current and prospective donors; solicit and close major gifts ($5,000-$25,000).
    • Prepare solicitation strategies and plans for meetings with individual major gift donors and prospects.
    • Conduct one-to-one cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings with donors and prospects.
    • Use "moves management" to motivate donors and prospects to make annual, special project, and planned gifts to OMSI.
      • Participate in planning and executing OMSI's signature fundraising event, the annual Gala, and other donor cultivation events.
      • Participate in staff meetings, meetings with other departments across OMSI, and other administrative work of the department as necessary.
      • Participate in implementing consistent donor messaging through various communication channels.
      • Manage special projects as assigned by Director of Development and/or VP. 
    • Keep up-to-date on donor cultivation best practices as they pertain to major gifts.
      • This position is exempt, paid salaried
      • This position is regular full-time , working 40 hours/week.
  • 01 Mar 2017 1:47 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an outstanding leader for a newly created position: Head of People and Culture. The successful candidate will join the OMSI team at a pivotal time in the organization’s history, and will help to design and shape the future of what it means to work at OMSI. This leader reports to the President/CEO and will advise at the executive and board level and collaborate effectively with colleagues across an array of operational functions and community partnerships. The Head of People and Culture will serve as a catalyst for increasing the diversity of OMSI’s employees and volunteers and fostering a culture of inclusion, joyful learning and professional growth, in support of OMSI’s strategic priority to elevate the staff’s experience in working at OMSI.

    Full position details found on the OMSI website:

  • 22 Feb 2017 8:40 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Lane County Historical Museum

    24 hours/week (0.6 FTE)

    $12.50- $16.50/hr


    Conducts or oversees all aspects of the Museum’s educational programs.

    May serve as institutional representative with arts and professional organizations.


    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Excel). Previous teaching experience w/museums, schools, cultural organizations, or non-profits a plus. Must work well independently and with others, lift 40 pounds and climb stairs. Some weekend hours required.


    Send cover letter and resume to: Office Manager, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 or


    Deadline: 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5. For more information, call 541-682-4242.






  • 21 Feb 2017 11:50 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Curator of Art and Community Engagement 


    High Desert Museum

    Full time 


    High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide allaspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the HighDesert Museum’s art collection. 


    Please see link for more information: 

  • 10 Jan 2017 7:41 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

    Full Time

    $59,850 - $77,850/year


    Position Profile: Director of Organizational Development and Diversity

    Our Mission: Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster

    experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an outstanding leader for a

    newly created position: Director of Organizational Development and Diversity. The successful

    candidate will join the OMSI team at a pivotal time in the organization’s history, and will help to

    design and shape the future of what it means to work at OMSI. This is a role for an experienced

    professional accustomed to advising at the executive level and collaborating effectively with

    colleagues across an array of operational functions.

    OMSI is a center of excellence in science teaching and learning and a valued destination for the

    community. Founded in 1944, OMSI is ranked as one of the nation's top ten science museums

    and a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that reaches 1 million people each

    year. The museum features five exhibit halls and eight science labs featuring hundreds of

    interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations, as well as residential camps and programs

    across the region. OMSI’s staff consists of 250-300 paid employees and 500 volunteers. They

    share a passion for our mission and believe deeply in partnering with communities across the

    region to achieve collective impact.

    OMSI is a cross-functional organization, and a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability

    to coach and lead a collaborative culture, where information flows freely, where the

    development of strong relationships and informal networks are supported, and where people

    are empowered and are encouraged to develop interpersonal skills. We approach our work with

    a commitment to a clear set of organizational values and performance metrics.

    With community input, OMSI developed an ambitious 20-Year Vision (2015-2035) that positions

    OMSI as a leader in realizing larger community goals. Our strategic priorities for the first five

    years include:

     increasing OMSI’s statewide impact

     reinvesting in the museum to elevate both the guest’s experience and the staff’s

    experience in working at OMSI

     planning for future campus development in Portland’s Central Eastside

     continuing to build partnerships and support to increase contributed revenues

    The Director of Organizational Development and Diversity will report to the President/CEO and

    work closely with senior leadership to define investments in staff experience in working at

    OMSI. The Director will set strategy and implement programs and training to help the

    organization demonstrate two measurable outcomes:

     OMSI recruits, develops, and retains staff of diverse backgrounds and characteristics

     Employees and volunteers report a high level (4+) of satisfaction with working at


    The Director will plan, develop and direct results driven strategies to develop the organizational

    culture that reflects our values and enables our people to do their best work. The Manager of

    Human Resources and Volunteer Services reports to the Director and is responsible for the

    management functions of human resources and volunteer programs. The Director will provide

    oversight of and integration of these programs with organizational development across the

    organization. This position offers a unique opportunity to influence OMSI’s future and impact in

    our community.


  • 19 Dec 2016 10:22 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    Special Project, Part Time

    $10.91 - $14.23 per hour


    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is hiring for Science Educators to engage with the public in our Featured Hall. The Science Educator – Featured Hall implements interpretive programming for the visiting public, including schools, families, children, and adults.  The Educator will provide structured interpretive programs as well as casual interpretative experiences primarily in the form of tours and demonstrations. In addition, the Educator serves as a point-person for museum volunteers on the exhibit floor. 



    What you’ll do:


    ·         Present theme based educational programs to museum visitors.  Roles include, but are not limited to: tours, exhibit interpretation, demonstrations, teaching classes, and casual interpretation.

    ·         Teach reserved lab programming to elementary and middle school students.

    ·         Participate in educational events, such as volunteer training, community events, and teacher-in-service programs.

    ·         Order lab supplies as needed.

    ·         Maintain a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.

    ·         Maintain the integrity and appearance of the Featured Exhibits on a daily basis.

    ·         Keep current in science and education related to all aspects of the current exhibit.


    What you’ll need:


    ·       Strong customer service skills.

    ·       Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

    ·       Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·       Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.

    ·       Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

    ·       Strong presentation skills.

    ·       Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    ·       Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

    ·       Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

    ·       Demonstrated knowledge of informal science education.

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, math, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    ·       Minimum 2 years delivering educational programming.

    ·       Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.




    $10.91 - $14.23 per hour.


    Want to join the OMSI team? Please visit to learn about our positions and to apply!


    OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 03 Nov 2016 2:47 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    High Desert Museum

    Full Time

    Salaried, DOE

    High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide all aspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the High Desert Museum’s art collection. The Curator of Art and Community Engagement will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of art of the American West that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions and inspiring community programs. The Museum emphasizes scholarship: the qualified applicant will have a familiarity with the historic and contemporary literary works and academic journals that focus on art of the American West, and the Intermountain West in particular. 

    The applicant must have a proven record of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on diverse art themes, including contemporary art works. We seek an individual with innovative programming concepts and delivery who applies their expertise to inspire our visitors to learn more about art of the American West, and the interdisciplinary relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the region. The successful candidate will create and conduct multigenerational public education programs that integrate STEAM concepts. The candidate must have excellent presentation and written skills. Teaching experience and experience working with collections is a plus. 

    For more information, contact the High Desert Museum

  • 16 Oct 2016 10:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment

    Portland OR

    $38,200 - $42,000 DOE

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment is seeking a full-time Director of Collections and Exhibits with a strong background in museum collections, registration, and exhibits. The new Director will prepare the collection for moving to a new site and will develop a new, expanded permanent exhibit. The collection, exhibits, and programs of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center have grown significantly in the past five years. The new Director will be expected to take the museum to an even higher level and work toward museum accreditation. 

    For more information:

  • 25 Aug 2016 9:26 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Kam Wah Chung Museum 

    John Day, OR

    Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Kam Wah Chung Museum Curator)

    $3,501.00 - $5,102.00 Monthly

    This position is responsible to perform the day to day administration and ongoing stewardship of the Kam Wah Chung museum collection, oversee the institutional archives and maintain the visitor center and museum buildings and landscape.

    For more information or to apply:


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