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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

  • 31 Jul 2019 12:53 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Director of Philanthropy
    Salaried, regular full-time exempt - $70,000-$75,000 annually
    Reports To: Executive Director
    Supervises: Assistant and Associate Director of Philanthropy and Member Relations Manager

    The High Desert Museum is located in Bend, Oregon, a fast-growing, charismatic city nestled against the Cascade Range at the edge of the High Desert. We strive to be inclusive, culturally humble, relevant, curious and mindful. As a team, we work together to wildly excite and responsibly teach, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.

    Job Summary – Director of Philanthropy

    The Director of Philanthropy creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, corporate donations, grant solicitation, capital campaigns, special events, membership and in-kind resources in collaboration with the Associate Director, Executive Director, and Board of Trustees.

    This key position is one of four department directors reporting to the Executive Director, each of whom uses their extensive
    experience to provide strategic and practical leadership to the Museum.

    The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for leading the Museum’s advancement program and managing the Development department. The Director of Philanthropy will also be responsible for developing and maintaining active and productive relationships with board members, donors, and


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Nonprofit Management or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years professional, non-profit fundraising experience including having previously led a development department
    • Proven experience in designing and managing major capital and endowment campaigns
    • Demonstrated major gifts experience with a successful track record of securing six to eight figure gifts
    • Ability to interface directly and frequently with donors, board members, volunteers and other constituents at all levels and the to build and maintain productive working relationships with them
    • Adept at creating and implementing strategic fundraising plans
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate and work strategically as a leader and as part of the Museum team
    • Ability to work well in a small, entrepreneurial team environment
    • Experience working in an arts/cultural setting strongly preferred
    • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
    • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability
    • Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
    • Must possess excellent project management skills, strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrate commitment to Museum’s mission and to department funding goals
    • Ability to develop and manage procedures and systems based on best practices
    • Must demonstrate organization, attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to respond to unanticipated situations and shift priorities while remaining poised and calm under pressure
    • High ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with tact and discretion
    • Proficient in MS Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Blackbaud software or equivalent donor database and event management software
    • Tolerance for dynamic work environment as museum continues to grow and management roles evolve and shift
    • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification preferred

    Find out more.

  • 30 Jul 2019 10:49 AM | Anonymous member

    Cultural Resources Manager

    Washington County Museum

    The Cultural Resources Manager ensures that the museum’s cultural resources are well cared for, organized, and accessible for the benefit of the community.

    Washington County Museum is an independent non-profit museum located on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus. We support the thriving cultural ecology of the region through exhibits, programs and events, and our archive and library. This position will be the fifth member of a highly collaborative team. Our workplace values staff as whole people and we nurture and respect different backgrounds and perspectives. 

    Position in Organization 

    Reports to: Co-Directors

    Responsible for: Cultural resources interns & volunteers

    Location: Primarily at museum with occasional off-site work

    Key Duties

    • Manage all aspects of cultural resources and care, following and implementing accepted museum professional standards and practices.

    • Assist guest curators with exhibits while fostering cross-department collaboration and community engagement. 

    • Assist community members and scholars with research requests.

    • Ensure accurate numbering, cataloging, photographing, and labeling specimens already in the collection, as well as those added to the collection.

    • Recruit, develop, and supervise interns and volunteers; maintain an active student internship program.

    • Develop and maintain cultural resources management plans and policies. 

    • Assist with raising funds through direct donations, grants, or earned income development to expand collection, update facilities, or support research efforts.

    • Propose strategic acquisitions for presentation to Co-Directors and Collections Committee to diversify our current cultural resources. 

    • Actively participate in community engagement through committee work, guided tours, and public speaking.

    • Steward significant stories within our communities both past and present.

    All-Staff Responsibilities

    • Advance the museum’s mission, vision, and values in the delivery of your work and interpersonal conduct.

    • Support membership and public support through excellent, informed customer service.

    • Assist with additional tasks as needed to foster overall health of the organization.


    • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience. 

    • 3+ years of progressively expanding museum expertise in collections management, exhibit development, and research.

    • Experience working with collections management software; Past Perfect preferred.

    • Must be resourceful, creative, and have the ability and desire to work collaboratively with museum staff and community members.

    • Demonstrated professional communication skills, both written and oral.

    • Physical ability to do basic bending, stooping, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.

    • Experience working in a culturally responsive way with people of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, and lived experiences.

    This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position with employer-sponsored health benefits and vacation time with a starting annual salary of $42,000 depending on experience.

    Position is located at Washington County Museum on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229, and requires limited travel throughout the region. 

    No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is available at this time.

    Hiring process 

    Initial application (Phase I):

    Applications must include a minimum of (1) a letter of interest tailored to this position along with (2) a resume and/or CV to be considered. Email your application materials and any other supporting documentation showcasing your fit for this position to: info@washingtoncountymuseum.org no later than 5pm on September 16, 2019.

    Follow-up (Phase II):

    Supplemental questions will be sent to applicants who meet the position requirements on Friday September 27th. Responses will be due back Friday, October 4th at 5pm. 

    Note that we will attempt to contact all applicants. In the event that applicant volume is too high, only those applicants being moved on to Phase II will be contacted.

    Once all the supplemental question responses and application materials have been carefully reviewed we will determine a few finalists for interviews. All Phase II applicants will be contacted and informed if they were not selected, or to arrange interview times.

    Target start date for the position is November 4th.

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