Jobs and Internships

  • 03 Dec 2015 12:15 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Portland Art Museum

    Associate Registrar


    The Portland Art Museum invites applications for the position of Associate Registrar within our Collections & Exhibitions department. This position works under the direction of the Director of Collections & Exhibitions to assist in the care of the Museum’s collections, loans, and associated information, with an emphasis on Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. 

    For a full job description go to:

  • 21 Nov 2015 3:56 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Museum Educator I

    The Washington County Museum


    The Washington County Museum is seeking a Museum Educator I to deliver museum programs to youth and adult groups in accordance with Washington County Museum’s Field Trip and Mobile Museum curriculum, as well as delivering occasional evening and weekend programs at the Museum. This position is solely responsible for presenting from prepared curriculum. This is a part-time position with hours that will vary depending on program schedules.

    For a full description, see: Museum Educator I Job Description

  • 16 Nov 2015 5:08 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Director of Special Collections and University Archives

    University of Oregon

    The University of Oregon Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the newly endowed position of Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). The successful candidate will have the vision, experience, and expertise to lead a highly engaged and growing team within the Libraries, one which serves as the steward and crucial access point for the University of Oregon’s archives, rare books, historic photographs, and one of the largest historical manuscripts collections in the Pacific Northwest. This position requires an outstanding, dynamic candidate with strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, and a passion for enhancing the instructional, research, and service mission of the university through primary source collections and library faculty and staff expertise.

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  • 16 Nov 2015 5:04 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Bilingual Program Developer Assistant


    The Bilingual Program Developer Assistant supports the incorporation of innovative ideas through collaborative development of informal science education (ISE) experiences including programs, community events, classroom activities, and museum demonstrations for Spanish- and English-speaking audiences.

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  • 06 Nov 2015 11:04 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    University Art & Special Collections Assistant (Half-Time)

    Pacific University

    Under the guidance of the Archives and Special Collections Librarian, the Art and Special Collections Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day organization, care and placement of the University Art Collection, which contains over one thousand pieces of art displayed in public and private offices at multiple campuses of Pacific University.  This position supports the management and intellectual control of the University’s museum collections, as well as the art collections. This is a half-time (.5 FTE) benefit-eligible position reporting to the Archives and Special Collections Librarian. The position is funded for a minimum of 18 months.


    Under the supervision and guidance of the Archives and Special Collections Librarian this position:

    • Maintains the inventory of the Art Collection, including:

      Receiving and documenting new acquisitions

      Cataloging and maintaining Art Collection database according to professional standards

      Reporting to Office of Finance for Art Collection valuation

      Maintaining policies and procedures relating to collection management

    • Coordinates and places Art Collection pieces in university pieces in university buildings, faculty and staff offices and conference rooms

    • Assists in updating and cataloging the Museum Collection records

    • Assists in creating and maintaining online exhibits of both the art collection and museum collection

    • Collaborates with University Advancement to record and acknowledge donations

    • Coordinates incoming and outgoing loans, including agreements, insurance certificates, facility reports, crating and shipping

    • Collaborates on special Art Collection projects, including special events, benefit exhibitions and auctions

    • Serves on the University Art Collection Advisory Board


    • Organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Photography skills
    • Experience with Photoshop
    • Working knowledge of Excel
    • Strong interpersonal skill and ability to work with individuals and groups
    • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking English
    • Ability to set priorities and complete assignments in a timely manner

    Full job description: Art & Special Collections Assistant

  • 29 Oct 2015 11:54 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Seasonal Outdoor Science Instructors

    The Outdoor Science Instructor teaches concept-based outdoor science education in the field. Instructors will plan one-hour to five-hour lessons to teach to groups of approximately 15 students in an outdoor setting. This position requires living on-site near Fossil, Oregon, at Hancock Field Station. This position requires driving 15 passenger vans, driving with box trailers, and driving school buses with children. Work schedule depends on the site and programming needs.

    Ideal candidates bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the table, and have a desire to share their unique skills and perspectives with the OMSI community and students. They want to teach natural science curriculum to youth in an outdoor setting and want to become better educators. Instructors teach spring and fall outdoor school, and science camps in the summer, which may include backpacking, rafting or traveling programs.

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  • 21 Oct 2015 8:41 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    CSA Western Region presents the Jack Handford Summer Internship.

    The winning applicant will receive a $2000 stipend for a student internship with an accredited museum or institutional costume collection.

    Applicants must be current CSA Western Region members to apply. The internship is open to undergraduate students about to commence their senior year and to graduate students.

    This is an award to provide students with a stipend while they work as an intern in an accredited institution. If you have students or are a student who would be interested, or if as an institution you would like to host an intern, please feel free to email Joan Driggers for further information at

  • 21 Oct 2015 8:14 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Guest Services Representative
    Regular, Part-Time (20 hours per week)
    2 positions available

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking part-time Guest Services Representatives. This position provides superior customer service to OMSI’s guests through on-site sales and services. The Guest Service Representative effectively promotes OMSI’s products to onsite-customers, i.e., explains and sells OMSI’s products to customers in such a way as to maximize both the customer experience and revenue generation for the museum. 

    The ideal candidate must have, but not limited to: 

    · Good customer service skills. 

    · Working knowledge of sales. 

    · Ability to follow basic instructions. 

    · Strong communication skills, both written and oral. 

    · Good organizational skills. 

    · Understanding of confidentiality and protocol. 

    · Accurate cash-handling and record-keeping skills. 

    · Team player with a good attitude and strong cooperation skills. 

    · High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education. 

    · Minimum 1 year of customer service experience in a fast-paced, high public contact retail or service environment. 

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

    Bilingual in Spanish/English, experience working with volunteers, and theater presentation or ushering experience is preferred.

    Pay Rate: $9.90 - $11.88 per hour.

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  • 06 Oct 2015 8:44 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The World of Speed Car Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon is currently seeking a Director of Education to conceive and develop the educational program of a new regional motorsports museum. 

    The Director of Education is a key member of the leadership team in all aspects of developing and implementing the museums educational and programming activities. The Education Director will provide effective leadership, vision and strategic direction; inspire and motivate staff and volunteers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, members of boards, foundations, commissions and support groups. 

    Exhibition interpretation, curriculum development, audience outreach, proven ability to conceptualize innovative public programs and build partnerships and collaborations, are viewed as essential components of the role. This individual must work cooperatively and creatively, ensuring that the overall institutional goals are maintained, programs are effectively conceived and executed. 

    The Education Director will conceive, develop, and implement educational programming for the Museum including, but not limited to family days, classes, exhibition education strategies, workshops, lectures, films, panel discussions, special events.

    Full job description: Director_of_Education

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  • 03 Oct 2015 2:24 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Gaiety Hollow, located in a Salem historic district, was the home, garden and studio of Lord and Schryver, two notable landscape architects who introduced a new style of gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Characterized as Beaux Arts in style with an array of plants suitable to cultivation in the region, the 0.4 acre garden is being restored to its 1932-1969 Period of Significance. The property is owned by the Lord & Schryver Conservancy, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver and to develop the site into a cultural and educational center for the community. The conservancy seeks a garden manager/curator to assume a leadership role in restoring the garden while also overseeing its maintenance. The garden manager will represent the garden to the public and will participate in developing educational programs as Gaiety Hollow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand the aesthetic intention of the garden and the capacity to guide hands-on restoration, maintenance and interpretation of the garden. Email a cover letter expressing interest and a resume with salary requirement, including three references to: . Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30.


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