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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

  • 09 Apr 2021 8:58 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paper Conservation
    12 months: September 2021 - August 2022 (flexible start date)

    Salary: The Mellon Fellowship is compensated with a stipend of $40,000 for a period of one year.

    Application deadline: April 20, 2021

    About the Position:
    The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC), in San Diego, CA, is pleased to offer a full-time, one-year advanced Mellon Fellowship in the conservation of paper-based materials. The fellowship provides an opportunity to acquire advanced-level training in the preservation, conservation, and restoration of a wide range of works on paper, including photographic and bound materials.
    The paper conservation fellow will work closely with the conservation staff. The Balboa Art Conservation Center is not a collecting institution; its mandate is to serve non-profit collecting institutions such as museums, historic societies, and cultural collections. Because of this, the fellow will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of conservation projects from a wide range of collections. In addition to working on conservation, the fellow will also have the opportunity to explore and contribute to BACC’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) initiatives, making access to conservation and cultural preservation more equitable and inclusive. The 2021 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paper Conservation is supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Conrad Prebys Foundation. 


    • Assists the Paper Conservation team as necessary in the provision of research and conservation services
    • Performs authorized conservation services in examination, treatment, analysis, and on-site services, as assigned by the supervising conservator
    • Adheres to the AIC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
    • Maintains records of all work performed, including photographic documentation and detailed treatment notes
    • Participates in research into artists and materials, collection surveys and disaster remediation
    • Assists in the provision of engagement services such as surveys, workshop development and teaching, and responds to technical inquiries as requested
    • Participates in community cultural preservation engagement initiatives as appropriate
    • Assists in supervising seasonal interns as requested
    • Supports BACC in its commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution by promoting equity in the workplace and fostering an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and representative of ALL people. Commits to expanding engagement and education programs to demystify the field of art conservation and supporting training for emerging conservation professionals from BIPOC communities. Also commits to supporting access to conservation, preservation, and collections care services for institutionally underrepresented communities, expanding its knowledge base to include culturally conscious and responsive methods of conservation and stewardship, and centering the voices, experiences, and narratives of BIPOC communities in the preservation of their cultural resources, intellectual property, and cultural heritage
    • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above

    • Master of art or science degree or advanced certificate from a recognized art conservation program, with a demonstrated concentration in conservation of paper materials or have equivalent training in the methods and ethics of paper conservation
    • The candidate must be eligible to legally work in the United States for the duration of the program

    • Preference will be given to those candidates who have additional experience with treatment for Asian art, photographic and/or bound materials
    • Preference will be given to those candidates with a demonstrated understanding and commitment to honoring BACC’s vision for equity and inclusion
  • 05 Apr 2021 12:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Title: Assistant Director/Collections Manager
    • Salary:$35,000-40,000/Year
    • FLSA Status:Exempt
    • Application deadline is April 16, 2021


    Under direct supervision of the Museum Director, the Assistant Director/Collections Manager is responsible for management and daily operations of the museum's collections. S/he will plan and implement museum exhibitions and write grant proposals to fund museum operations, especially regarding collections and exhibits.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works as “right hand” of executive director.
    • Has primary responsibility for object/specimen care and storage.
    • Registers and catalogues all items on computer and oversees employees and volunteers working in collections management.
    • Transcribes physical accession records onto PastPerfect software
    • Takes charge of large deaccession projects
    • Advises the Museum Director of any changes in collections' status.
    • Writes grants to support the museum’s mission and goals—especially grants to support exhibit costs and educational programs
    • Plans exhibits with other museum staff and prepares relevant artifacts for exhibitions.
    • Participates in cultural and oral history preservation projects.
    • Participates in the annual Festival of Trees and other events at museum
    • Attends staff meetings, training and workshops
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to work well with others, including diverse personalities of museum visitors and volunteers
    • Practice good organizational and time management skills.
    • Be flexible and able to meet challenges as they arise.
    • Adaptable and willing to work in many different capacities.
    • “Go-getter” attitude with proactive work approach
    • Willing and able to hear and adapt to many varying opinions and requests amongst the board of directors
    • Competent in museum recordkeeping procedures.
    • Fluency in English. Other language fluency also a plus.
    • Ability to work with little supervision, and bring innovative approach to work environment.

    Education, Experience, and Qualifications

    • Associate or Bachelor's degree in history, arts, or museum studies preferred or 4 years equivalent experience.
    • Experience with Collections Management Database systems, PastPerfect preferred.
    • Experience with handling and housing artifacts and archival collections.
    • Strong verbal and written communicative skills.
    • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel for training and other business-related purposes.
    • Must possess a current valid Driver's License.


    Starting salary of $35,000-$40,000 per year for a full-time schedule is commensurate with experience. Additionally, full-time employees receive paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays (including one personal day), and health insurance coverage.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three professional/educational references to director@tcpm.org

    Find out more.

  • 05 Apr 2021 11:13 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Portland, OR, USA
    • $30.25 - $32.75 hourly
    • Temporary/Short-term

    The Youth History Writer will be responsible for completing all the research, writing, and revision necessary to complete a four-part history series for third-grade readers, modeled on the 1992 publication "Portland, Our Community: Children's Readings." The Youth History Writer will work closely with a teacher advisory board, OHS staff, and PPS staff to complete all four publications in the series on a tight timeline.

    This position is fixed terms and is anticipated to last through June 30, 2022. This position will work full time through September 30, 2021 and will transition to part-time hours in October 2021. This position will temporarily work remotely due to COVID-19.


    1. Research, draft, revise, and complete writing and image identification for four publications for Portland Public Schools' K-5 audience, particularly third-grade students: Portland Since Time Immemorial Through Today; Portland Becomes a City; Portland Biographies; and Portland Stories of Action and Impact.
    2. Create Students Response Activity Sections that exemplify best practices in formal education at the elementary level for each publication in the series.
    3. Communicate with Teacher Advisory Group and other collaborators at OHS and PPS, through verbal and written means, to generate ideas and to solicit and incorporate feedback on all publications.
    4. Complete all work within timeline set by OHS and PPS contract, and in accordance with additional deadlines set by supervisor.


    • Coordinates and communicates effectively with OHS and PPS staff, including through submitting photo requests in clear and timely manner, submitting to coworkers who will offer feedback, and submitting clean materials for sharing with Teacher Advisory Group and OHS staff who will complete publication design.
    • Ensures final products (third-grade history series, composed of four publications, with accompanying activity section in each) are aligned with Oregon state educational standards, focusing especially on those related to Ethnic Studies and Tribal History/Shared History.
    • Conducts research in available OHS publications, including the Oregon Historical Quarterly and The Oregon Encyclopedia, to ensure that publications are grounded in historical accuracy.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation with all OHS and PPS staff, Teacher Advisory Group members, volunteers, and interns/volunteers.
    • Displays excellent organizational and communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with vendors, coworkers, visitors, and volunteers, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 26 Mar 2021 1:36 PM | Anonymous member

    The Education Manager is responsible for the development and management of the Willamette Heritage Center’s (WHC) educational vision and goals as they relate to exhibits, program planning, outreach efforts, events, and the organizational strategic plan.

    Salary:  $23/hr Full Time
    Reports to:  Executive Director
    To apply: send resume & cover letter to: michellec@willametteheritage.org
    by April 16, 2021

    Core Responsibilities:

    Program Development & Implementation

    Including: Adult programming – lectures, speaker series, textile arts programs, blacksmith classes, tours.

    Children’s programs – camps, school field trips (primarily 3rd & 4th grade, but other grades as well), homeschool & public-school curriculum development according to state standards, develop hands-on, interactive activities.

    Living History Program – including volunteers, demonstrators, and the Teen Interpretive Program (TIP)

    WHC Signature Events

    Support accurate, timely, and relative educational components of WHC signature events.


    Develop and nurture relationships with current and potential educational partners of the WHC such as local cultural organizations, schools, retirement communities, homeschool groups, and libraries.

    Fundraising, Budget, and Resources

    Work closely with the Executive Director to determine potential funding sources such as grant writing, sponsorships, donor support, and fee for service programming.

    Volunteer Education and Supervision

    Provide leadership, support, supervision, and ongoing educational opportunities for educational volunteers, including, but not limited to docents and interns.

    Other duties assigned to enrich the WHC mission and vision for community educational engagement.

    For a detailed job description visit:  www.willametteheritage.org/staff/

  • 23 Mar 2021 2:31 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Associate Curator of Education: Social Studies
    Division: Education
    Classification: Salaried, regular full-time exempt
    Reports To: Director of Programs
    Supervises: Teen Interns and Volunteers
    Salary: $48,000+, dependent upon experience and bilingual skills

    The Associate Curator of Education is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a variety of in person and virtual social studies-focused educational programs for PreK-16 students and educators. These programs will highlight the contributions, perspectives, stories and voices of diverse people throughout the High Desert with particular emphasis on centering the history and
    lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color and other marginalized groups in the region.

    Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. Below we describe what we believe to be important qualifications for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets.
    Position descriptions are often presented in a way that leaves qualified candidates feeling unwelcome, intimidated, uncomfortable and/or unqualified to apply. Recognizing that, we strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.


    • A bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate for the position, e.g. education, Indigenous/Native American studies, Ethnic Studies, anthropology, history, etc.
    • Knowledge of, passion for and commitment to teaching and learning about the history and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color and other marginalized groups in the High Desert
    • A minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching students in grades PreK-12 in formal or informal settings
    • Experience developing interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum using a culturally relevant pedagogical approach
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in teaching people of all ages
    • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, Oregon’s K-12 social sciences standards, Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum, Oregon’s Holocaust and Other Genocides (Senate Bill 664) and Ethnic Studies and Inclusive Education (House Bill 2845)
    • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a diverse range of groups and institutions, including schools, museums, non-profits, and tribal nations to develop and implement educational programs
    • Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity practices
    • Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
    • Detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Bilingual in Spanish, Ichishkiin, Kiksht or Numu
    • Working knowledge of developing and implementing informal education programs
    • Experience teaching using a digital platform
    • Valid teaching license

    The position requires some evenings and weekends, working inside and outside.

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    1. Write curriculum about the High Desert’s Indigenous history since time immemorial in collaboration with regional partners.
    2. Collaborate with Museum staff and regional partners to develop, lead and assess in person and virtual learning experiences for PreK-16 students and educators focusing on an in-depth exploration of the contributions, perspectives, stories and voices of diverse people throughout the High Desert with particular emphasis on centering the history and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color and other marginalized groups in the region.
    3. Work with the Education Department, regional institutions and partner organizations to develop, implement and evaluate innovative programs, including workshops and special events, aimed at engaging audiences of all ages.
    4. Work with the Exhibitions Department and community advisors to develop and implement engaging programs for all audiences in connection with the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collections with focus on centering the history and lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color and other historically excluded groups in the region.
    5. Develop on-line supplementary educational resources, curricula, classes and activities to support museum-based programs.
    6. In collaboration with the Programs Department, develop and implement new strategic community engagement and education programs rooted in an understanding of de-colonization and anti-racism to extend our reach and deepen our impact throughout Central Oregon and beyond.
    7. Collaborate with Museum staff on the development of evaluation protocols for educational programs.
    8. Keep abreast of current educational research and best practices as related to the position.
    9. Demonstrate a positive professional presence, inspiring and building confidence both within the Museum and outside the institution among a broad range of constituencies.
    10. In coordination with the Communications Team, represent the Museum as needed in a variety of mediums, including social media, print, photography and video, in materials produced by both the Museum and by journalists sharing the story of the Museum’s work.
    11. Embrace, support, and help implement the Museum’s continued learning and commitment to justice, diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion.

    Execute other duties as assigned as needed to help abide by the Museum’s values, drive our vision, and fulfill our mission

    The Museum provides an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    Find out more.

  • 02 Mar 2021 4:03 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Vice President of Development will be a member of the senior management team responsible for driving contributed revenue efforts to support Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF). This individual will design a comprehensive development plan that generates strong annual support, including implementing a major gifts program and strategies to increase annual giving from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

    Concurrently, the Vice President of Development will guide a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to support renovation of the organization’s new home and build increased investment in programmatic activities. This individual will manage a robust portfolio of major gift and campaign prospects, supervise and mentor the development team, and serve as an active collaborator with the program and finance staff.

    Working closely with and reporting to the President/CEO and collaborating with the board of directors in fundraising and relationship management, the Vice President of Development will help position the organization for growth and sustainability through an active program of prospect identification, and donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

    The NACF offers a competitive salary expected to be in the range of $110,000 to $120,000 and a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan (employee contribution only), paid holidays and volunteer hours, and paid time off. Virtual work and flextime are also available to employees. 

    Find out more.

  • 01 Mar 2021 11:02 AM | Anonymous member

    $13.50/hour, Part-time (10-15 hours/week), Seasonal (March 20, 2021- October 31, 2021)

    Three positions available with staggered start dates (March through May)

    Do you love talking to people about our amazing community? Join the team at the Cascade Locks Historical Museum!

    Our Visitor Services Representatives provide top-notch customer service and accurate visitor information. We’re looking for friendly folks who will:

    • Take admission on a tablet-based point-of-sale
    • Talk to museum visitors about local history
    • Keep the museum tidy
    • Give recommendations and directions to other special places in the Columbia River Gorge
    For a detailed job description and to apply, visit our website at http://cascadelocksmuseum.org/employment.
  • 01 Feb 2021 4:45 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Location: Portland, OR, USA
    • Salary: $45,000 - $52,000
    • Regular - Full-Time
    • Eligible for full benefits.

    Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant acts as a thought partner and trusted advisor to the President and plans and implements administrative, project management and operational activities for the President. The Executive Assistant organizes and prioritizes critical issues and required information to facilitate the President's effectiveness. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders and communicates on behalf of the President. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and coordinates the work of the Board and committees. This position manages a variety of special projects for the President, including cross-functional projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. This position also provides scheduling and administrative support as needed to the Vice President of Campus Development.

    Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

    • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.
    • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission and objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Performing the following may involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:

    Executive Support

    • Acts as a thought partner and trusted advisor to the President in setting the President's priorities and mapping the actions, steps, and resources needed to move initiatives forward; researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and requests addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
    • Strategically manages the President's schedule, evaluating opportunities and determining fit with priorities, key initiative milestones, and long-term travel plans.
    • Prepares meetings in advance to ensure the President has all of the information needed to be as productive as possible; sends out agendas and materials to meeting attendees as necessary; tracks and ensures completion of meeting follow-up items.
    • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the President with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including the senior management team, Board members, donors, and others, on matters related to President's programmatic initiatives; drafts reports, pitch decks, talking points, and presentations for the President.
    • Coordinates OMSI Board and committee meetings; collaborates with trustees and the senior management team to schedule meetings, develop agendas, prepare meeting materials and track action items; transcribes meeting minutes; manages and maintains online Board portal; participates in onboarding new trustees and stewarding trustee relationships; plans and supports annual OMSI Board retreat.
    • Manages a variety of special projects for the President, including cross-functional projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    • Provides scheduling and administrative support as needed for the Vice President of Campus Development.
    • Works effectively with Development Department for donor cultivation, stewardship, and timely record keeping.
    • Provides administrative and financial management for President's office including processing contracts, invoicing, expense reports, etc.; develops, monitors, and reports on departmental budget.
    • This position is exempt, paid salaried
    • This position is regular full-time, working 40 hours/week.

    Working Conditions:

    • Physical Demands: 60% Sitting 30% Standing 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 20 Pounds
    • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).

    Secondary Functions:

    • May supervise and train volunteers, interns or temporary staff in their efforts to support and organize administrative tasks.
    • Assume other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.

    Position open until filled.

    Find out more.

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