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  • 06 May 2016 3:00 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Deepwood Museum and Gardens

    Executive Director


    Located in the heart of Salem, Oregon, Deepwood Museum and Gardens is one of the area’s premier historic preservation sites. The Deepwood Home and its extensive gardens attract thousands of visitors each year who are rewarded with taste of what life was like in the Willamette Valley in the late 1800s. Deepwood is an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian house museum on five acres of formal gardens and natural trails; it serves as a living museum and is regarded as one of Salem’s most favored venues for weddings and social gatherings.

    Today, we’re looking for an experienced non-profit executive director who will embrace the heritage of Deepwood Museum and Gardens to manage its day-to-day operations and work collaboratively with a highly-engaged board of directors to direct its future path. The person we’re looking for will wear many hats while managing the museum and gardens: home operations, gift shop oversight, grant funding, strategic planning, fundraising, programs and special events on small and large scale, volunteer coordination, membership, finance, liaison to the City of Salem, and board relations with the Friends of Deepwood and the Deepwood Gardener’s.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have a demonstrated ability to lead at the same time collaborate with others, manage multiple priorities, have a strong development and fundraising skill set, communicate calmly and effectively under pressure, listen and ask questions skillfully, and exercise excellent judgment and composure during emergencies or emotionally-charged situations.

    Deepwood operates with an annual budget of about $250,000 and a staff of 2.5 FTE employees.


    • Any combination of education, training or experience that provides knowledge, skills,
    • and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
    • Previous experience in non  profit management, with preference given to those with
    • experience in administering living museums and those who have strong development and fundraising skill sets.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent written, verbal, and non  verbal
    • communication.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse constituent including staff, Friends of Deepwood Board, volunteers, and City of Salem staff.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to develop, prioritize and implement effective work and strategic plans.


    • Museum collection management
    • Sponsorships
    • Volunteer management
    • Issues related to architectural and gardens preservation
    • Working knowledge of financial programs such as QuickBooks
    • Administrative experience
    • Knowledge of the Salem-area community would be helpful

    Salary will commensurate with experience.

    To Apply
    To be considered for this position, viable candidates should submit the following: a comprehensive resume; a cover letter outlining your experience, education and why you would be a particularly good fit for this position; and five professional references.

    This position will remain open until filled.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Local candidates only:

    • Salem, OR

    Required experience:

    • Grant Writing: 2 years
    • Development and Fundraising: 3 years
    • Community Outreach: 2 years
    • Community Relations: 2 years
    • Strategic Planning: 2 years
    • Accounting: 2 years
    • Event Planning and Management: 5 years

    Required education:

    • Associate
  • 06 May 2016 12:36 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)


    Assistant Manager

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking a full-time Assistant Manager for our residential coastal camp in Newport, Oregon!

    For a full job description, see CDC Assistant Manager

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:33 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Exploration Dome

    Executive Director

    The Science Factory Children’s Museum and Exploration Dome in Eugene, Oregon, seeks an Executive Director. Responsibilities will include planning, fundraising and development, financial and program management, and fostering community relations. This visionary leader will supervise six full-time professionals and others who support the museum’s mission to engage children, excite their curiosity and inspire them toward a lifelong love of learning about science, technology, and humanity. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and engaging leader. This person should be comfortable working in the community and have exceptional public speaking and networking skills to meet the museum’s goal of expanding our capacity to serve our community with high-quality STEM education. 

    Complete description available at

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:29 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)


    Volunteer Coordinator and Prep Camp Cook

    OMSI is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator and a temporary, part-time Prep Camp Cook. Please see the attached postings for full job descriptions.

    Volunteer Coordinator

    Prep Camp Cook

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:25 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    East Benton County Historical Society and Museum

    Museum Administrator


    The East Benton County Historical Society & Museum is currently seeking a Museum Administrator to oversee and provide leadership to the organization. In this part‐time position, the Museum Administrator will handle all the day‐to‐day functions of the society and museum, including developing displays and programs, providing museum tours, and working with the community, volunteers, society membership, and Board of Directors. A complete job description is available on the following page.

    Visit for more information.

    For a full job description, see: Museum Administrator Position Description

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:20 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Clackamas County Historical Society

    Director of Programs

    Part-Time (24 hours per week with flexible hours, some evening and weekend work required)

    Position Statement:

    Be the team leader in developing an educational visitor experience around state and local history. Programming and events 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. 

    2. Aide the Executive Director and exhibits committee with exhibit development, research and writing. Plan programming to support current exhibitions. 

    3. Assist with grant applications, grant planning, activities, and reports. 

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

    5. Collaborate with other heritage organizations and tourism groups. 

    6. Collaborate with volunteers on docent activities and supervise work when so needed. 

    7. Other duties as assigned. 


    Send applications to

  • 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

  • 28 Mar 2016 9:05 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)


    Research and Evaluation Assistant I

    On Call

    Bring your research and evaluation method and analysis background to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) team and inspire curiosity through one of our on-call Research and Evaluation Assistant positions! You’ll participate in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving spreads opportunities across the Northwest.

    For a full job description, see Research and Evaluation Assistant

  • 15 Mar 2016 7:53 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Heritage

    Heritage Specialist


    Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is seeking applicants for the position of Program Analyst 2 (Heritage Outreach Specialist). The person will be responsible to promote and facilitate access to Heritage Division services and programs for museums and other organizations as part of the Heritage Outreach team. Also, as part of the team, it helps plan, coordinate, and conduct public education activities, including training sessions, workshops, and conferences, as well as coordinate a communication plan and produce publications, news releases, listservs and website content. Applications are due March 21. For more information, see the job announcement.

  • 08 Mar 2016 8:09 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon Historical Society
    Education Programs Coordinator


    The Southern Oregon Historical Society seeks a motivated, creative, and outgoing Education Programs Coordinator to manage high quality visitor experiences by conducting a variety of public programs for youths and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overall program development, administration, and supervision of the all education programs at SOHS's historic Hanley Farm. This includes the Children’s Heritage Fair, Hanley Farm Summer Camps, Children’s Harvest Fair, children’s activities at Hanley events, the Children’s Educational Garden, and Farm Tours. These programs play a key part in fulfilling SOHS's mission “to make history come alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our common heritage.”

    For a full job description, see Education Programs Coordinator


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