Log in

Jobs and Internships

Posting Job Announcements

OMA members are invited to post jobs directly by logging in here. Non-member organizations can e-mail job announcements to connect@oregonmuseums.org.

NOTE: OMA is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the museum community. For this reason, all jobs posted on the OMA website must include salary (salary range or hourly rate). We also strongly prefer to list only paid internships. Please read more about this from the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

  • 18 Nov 2022 8:53 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Associate Registrar for Collections will assist in the stewardship of permanent collections, new acquisitions, and associated documentation. This role will work closely with the Curatorial and Collections staff to coordinate special, in-house, and outgoing loans and exhibitions.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Assist in care, maintenance, and preservation of the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collections
    • Assist Collections Manager in onsite and offsite collections storage maintenance
    • Manage the correspondence and preparation of outgoing artwork loans
    • Work closely with collections manager, registrars, conservators, preparators, curators, and security to ensure safe and secure transportation and presentation of artworks
    • Coordinate and collaborate with collections manager, conservators, and curators to prepare artwork for in-house exhibitions
    • Coordinate logistics including packing, shipping, receiving, unpacking, installation and storage for permanent collections and new acquisitions
    • Be comfortable performing incoming and outgoing condition reports when needed and coordinate any required treatments with conservation. Maintain incident reports for permanent collection objects
    • Responsible for documentation and data entry in Collections database (Mimsy XG), and in object collection files. Update physical locations of permanent collection objects
    • Administer and maintain outgoing loan files

    Secondary or Additional Responsibilities

    • Manage Rights & Reproduction requests and associated email inbox
    • Assist with collection inventories and annual collection audit
    • Collaborate with the conservation department on Integrated Pest Management.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    See the complete job description.

    Job Conditions

    • Non-Exempt/Full-Time
    • Schedule/Hour: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday
    • Onsite with Occasional Work From Home Flexibility
    • Occasional travel required at times
    • Occasional overtime
    • Occasional evening hours
    • On-call status
    • Extensive computer work
    • Work with chemicals

    Compensation, Benefits & Perks

    • This role is non-exempt/hourly, full-time status
    • Budgeted compensation is within pay grade F ($20.74 min - $23.82 mid - $26.97 max), depending on experience
    • $50 per month phone reimbursement
    • Shift differentials, for hourly/non-exempt staff, for hours worked onsite within:
      • Evening hours (6:00pm-12:00am) will be paid an additional $1.00 per hour
      • Night hours (12:01am-6:00am) will be paid an additional $2.00 per hour
    • Healthcare package: medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K match, and flexible spending accounts
    • Paid time off: 6 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation, sick, and bereavement leave
    • Transportation benefits: TriMet / C-Tran / parking pass discount or bike to work enrollment
    • Museum admission & lectures, programs, and gift shop discounts
    • R.E.A.P (Reciprocal Employee Attraction Pass), providing free general admission to local destinations

    See the complete job description.

    Application Process for Associate Registrar for Collections
    Apply online at: www.portlandartmuseum.org/careers, to create a profile.

    In order to be considered eligible, submissions require a resume, cover letter, four references, and all application questions answered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 13, 2022. Applications may still be continued to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

  • 07 Nov 2022 10:23 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Eugene Science Center seeks a an experienced, reliable, upbeat, and positive individual to engage its community in astronomy within its 40′ diameter digital planetarium. He/she/they will also be responsible for creating fun, safe, and inclusive experiences, and facilitate indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and lead STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.

    SUPERVISOR: Education Director

    TIME COMMITMENT: Full time (40hr/wk) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening workr equired.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starting salary between $36,500 and $40,500 based on experience and qualifications. Full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Planetarium Operations(75%)

    • Manages the opening & closing of the Planetarium; monitors safety, order and cleanliness oft he Planetarium.
    • Manages and performs the maintenance and operation of the Planetarium equipment.
    • Produces, implements, and facilitates Planetarium and Laser shows.
    • Researches and recommends leased Planetarium and Laser shows.
    • Assists with logistics of special events and special showings that take place in the Planetarium; oversees associated equipment.
    • Works with others to grow our volunteer program and to ensure best practices in volunteer management (including: recruitment, intake, assignment, training, evaluation and recognition).
    • Assists with grant writing to create new, and sustain existing, Planetarium and education programs.
    • Assists with marketing of planetarium and laser shows, and often serves as ESC space science expert with the media.

    Museum Programming (20%)

    • Plans and leads age-appropriate STEM lessons, activities, crafts, games, etc.
    • Creates and maintains a positive environment that encourages active learning and fun for all guests and students.
    • Designs engaging museum guest experiences, leads floor programs for museum guests,and maintains program materials.
    Other Duties (5%)
    • Participates in select cross-department projects and initiatives.
    • Makes external connections to the educational, vocational, and planetarium communities.
    • Assists the organization by performing other duties, consistent with the position, as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 04 Nov 2022 1:54 PM | Anonymous member

    Position: Visitor Services Supervisory Specialist
    Reports to: Visitor Services Manager
    Type: Full-time/Non-exempt
    Compensation: $19.00/hr
    Schedule: Five days per week, including at least one weekend day. 7-hour shift (9:30am- 4:30pm) September through May and 8-hour shift (9:30am-5:30pm) June through August. Weekly schedule may shift based on organizational need.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pittockmansion.org. Please include “Visitor Services Supervisory Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

    Pittock Mansion Society offers an excellent benefit package including medical and dental insurance, PTO, retirement plan with company match up to 3%, and an Employee Assistance Program.

    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring.


    Submission deadline: November 25, 2022

     

    ABOUT PITTOCK MANSION:

    Pittock Mansion is a 1914 historic house museum, owned by the City of Portland, Parks and Recreation and operated by the Pittock Mansion Society. The premises include the Mansion, the Gate Lodge and the Garage with beautiful gardens adjacent to the Pittock Vista Point. The mission of the organization is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs. Having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in Portland. The organization is at an exciting juncture of growth, reimagination, and evolution.


    Core Visitor Services Responsibilities:

    Greet and interact with visitors, volunteers, and delivery people  

    Answer phones, respond to callers’ requests and refer calls 

    Sell admission, membership, and store items 

    Follow established cash-handling practices 

    Process reservations for tours  

    Perform all opening and closing duties as assigned, including securing all buildings and deactivating and activating alarms 

    Maintain the visual integrity and security of the museum and store throughout the day 

    Light cleaning and maintenance of both Museum and public areas 

    Enforce Mansion policies and respond to visitors’ needs  

    Sanitize workstations and high-touch areas regularly throughout shift and at the end of the day 

    Direct one-way visitor flow through Mansion 

    Reinforce visitor compliance with COVID mitigation procedures (wearing masks, practicing physical distancing) 

    Follow de-escalation best practices.  

    Carry out other duties as assigned 

     

    Additional Supervisory Specialist’s Responsibilities: 

    Complete cash handling procedures at the beginning and end of the day.  

    • Prepare and distribute cash bags each morning 
    • Reconcile cash bags and run reports at end of day 
    • Count cash reserves daily and prepare cash orders as needed 

    Serve as Visitor Services point person occasionally when needed. This may include:  

    • Receive VSR callouts and rearrange daily schedule to accommodate 
    • Check in with VSR staff at the beginning and end of the day. 
    • Provide frontline support to VSRs throughout the day.  
    • Make decisions to keep day-to-day logistics running smoothly. 
    • Contact executive manager on duty for assistance with bigger decisions and problems on weekends. 
    • Complete delegated frontline administrative and operational duties 

    Assist Visitor Services Manager with training and keeping team informed and up to speed on any organizational and processing changes   

    Serve as a resource for all VSR procedures and as a positive and productive mentor to part-time and full-time VSRs. 

    Assist with selection process of new Visitor Services staff, including interviews 

    Work with Visitor Services Manager to inform department procedures and policies. 

    Align with and support messages and policies put forth by management. 

     

    Position Requirements:

    Strong leadership skills and ability to make high quality and timely decisions 

    Exercises good judgment 

    Ability to take ownership and follow-through of projects/tasks  

    High level of customer service  

    Ability to interact with public, staff and volunteers as a team member 

    Professional manner and appearance 

    Flexibility and resilience to change  

    Strong communication skills and attention to detail 

    Cash handling experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment 

    Record of dependability, timeliness, and good attendance 

    Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings and potentially pick up extra shifts as needed 

    Familiarity and understanding of Point of Sale systems and Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook and Excel 

    Strong retail sales skills a plus 

     

    Physical Activities / Environmental Conditions:

    Light to medium work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds 

    Position may require remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods 

    Position may require repeating motions that may include arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers 

    Workstations may not be in a climate-controlled environment 

    Wearing of personal protective equipment (e.g. face covering, gloves) may be required 

     

    Pittock Mansion Society is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination practices. 

    At Pittock Mansion Society we take the health and welfare of all our staff very seriously. For this reason, Pittock Mansion Society’s policy requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment. You will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability, serious medical condition, or your sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • 31 Oct 2022 11:02 AM | Anonymous member

    Position: Part-time Visitor Services Representative
    Reports to: 
    Visitor Services Manager
    Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly (21-24 hours per week)
    Compensation: $16.75 per hour
    To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@pittockmansion.org. Please include “Visitor Service Representative” in the subject line.
    Application Deadline: November 13, 2022
    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring.


    ABOUT PITTOCK MANSION:

    Pittock Mansion is a 1914 historic house museum, operated by the Pittock Mansion Society. The premises include the mansion, the Gate Lodge and the Garage with beautiful gardens adjacent to the Pittock Vista Point. The mission of the organization is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs. Having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in Portland.


    POSITION SUMMARY:

    As part of Pittock Mansion’s dynamic Visitor Services Team, VSRs ensure quality guest experience, while being an active learner.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    Greet and interact with visitors, volunteers, and delivery people

    Answer phones, respond to callers’ requests, and refer calls

    Sell admission, membership, and store items

    Follow established cash-handling practices

    Process reservations for tours

    Perform all opening and closing duties as assigned, including securing all buildings and deactivating and activating alarms

    Maintain the visual integrity and security of the museum and store throughout the day

    Staff and assist special events held inside museum

    Light cleaning and maintenance of both museum, collections, and public areas

    Enforce mansion policies and respond to visitors’ needs

    Follow de-escalation best practices

    Carry out other duties as assigned


    QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    High level of customer service

    Ability to interact with public, staff, and volunteers as a team member

    Professional manner and appearance

    Strong communication skills and attention to detail

    Cash handling experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment

    Record of dependability, timeliness, and good attendance

    Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings and potentially pick up extra shifts as needed

    Familiarity with and understanding of Point-of-Sale systems, and Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook and Excel

    Strong retail sales skills a plus

    Flexibility and resilience to change

     

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Light to medium work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds

    Position may require remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods

    Position may require repeating motions that may include arms, wrists, hands, and/or fingers

    Workstations may not be in a climate-controlled environment

    Wearing of personal protective equipment (e.g. face covering, gloves) may be required.

     

    Pittock Mansion Society is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination practices.


  • 28 Oct 2022 10:10 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

    TIME: Full time (40hr/wk) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:Starting salary is $35,000 with full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    MAIN FUNCTION
    The Education Director is responsible for leading the Education Department while managing and coordinating all educational programs including, but not limited to, camps,school field trip programs, special weekend educational events, museum floor programs, outreach programs, and planetarium experiences.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Leadership (50%)

    • Serves as director of the Eugene Science Center’s Education department, with supervisory and decision-making responsibility for the department’s work, permanent staff, and temporary/seasonal staff including camp instructors, counselors, and volunteers. Includes responsibilities in hiring, scheduling, evaluating performance, and ensuring appropriate professional development of team.
    • Supports individual and group dynamics with effective communication, decision-making and conflict resolution strategies.
    • Manages department budget, and ensures collection and dissemination of relevant Education data, such as program attendance, revenues, guest feedback,and other guest data.

    Educational Programming(40%)

    • Develops, creates, organizes, and schedules educational programs that take place both on and off-site.
    • Coordinate the logistics of special programming events; oversee associated equipment and logistics for such events.
    • Facilitates educational programs to visitors during normal operating hours at museum and during special events on and off-site.
    • Works with others to grow our volunteer program and to ensure best practices in volunteer management (including: recruitment, intake, assignment, training, evaluation and recognition).
    • Assists with grant writing to create new, and sustain existing, educational programs.
    Other Duties(10%)
    • Participates in select cross-department projects and initiatives.
    • Makes external connections to the educational and vocational communities.
    • Assists the organization by performing other duties, consistent with the position, as assigned.
    Find out more.


  • 28 Sep 2022 1:58 PM | Anonymous member

    The Hood River County Heritage Council seeks a qualified Museum Assistant to provide administrative and clerical support for The History Museum of Hood River County. This position works closely with the Executive Director, assisting in all aspects of day-to-day operations. The successful candidate needs to be personable and diplomatic, a quick learner, and comfortable working within a small team. Reliability and professionalism are essential. The dynamic nature of this role requires the ideal candidate to have exemplary time management skills, multitasking capabilities, and organizational skills. The candidate must have skill in engaging with people of all ages, individually or in groups. Independent judgment is key to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload.

    Salary: $18-20/hour depending on experience Hours: Part time, up to 30 hours a week

    Visit https://www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org/jobs for full job description

    To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Anna Goodwin at director@hoodriverhistorymuseum.org

    Position open until filled. 


  • 02 Dec 2021 10:16 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    OMSI is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions, including:

    • Digital Marketing Manager
    • Experience Design Manager
    • Senior Project Manager

    See the OMSI careers page for more information.



Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
Subscribe to our newsletter

Copyright 2022 - Oregon Museums Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software