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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

  • 20 Nov 2020 3:09 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    UCAN Employment Opportunity

    AmeriCorps Program Manager - Remote Capable
    Volunteer Services
    Closing Date: December 2, 2020
    40 hours/week
    Salary Range: $18.98 - $23.00; plus benefits


    • Work with non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental entities to develop United Communities AmeriCorps projects in Douglas, Josephine, Coos, Curry and Jackson Counties.
    • Assist host sites in developing member assignment descriptions and work plans to address needs identified by host sites.
    • Develop orientation and training programs for members and site supervisors in service area.
    • Assist site supervisors to recruit, screen and select members to serve at the host sites.
    • Coordinate supervision of members within the various participating agencies.

    Essential Functions of the Job:

    1. Develop and implement host site recruitment and selection process. Design and implement request for proposals for
      organizations interested in partnering with UCAN’s AmeriCorps program. Provide training and workshops; assess quality of in-service training and supervision of members; attend site events.
    2. Prepare Memorandums of Understanding between UCAN and partner agencies prior to start date of member(s). Coordinate member job duties with participating agencies. Ensure each partner agency understands and commits to National Service program requirements and expectations prior to the member’s start date by reviewing AmeriCorps host site handbook, development thorough project timelines, and developing AmeriCorps Project Workplans. Ensure all appropriate paperwork is completed for new members. Meet twice yearly with each member and site supervisor.
    3. Provide management and technical support to National Service sites regarding member positions, member recruitment, reporting on progress toward performance measures, supervising members, conflict resolution and other issues.
    4. Direct, supervise, assign work to, set priorities and monitor work performance of program lead, and if applicable any national service team leaders, and is involved in selection and evaluation. Ensure work is compliant with federal and state regulations. Assume accountability for work performed within the program. Establish and interpret policy and procedure.
    5. Prepare financial, project and member records, reports, program forms/documents and statistical information. Complete AmeriCorps program grant applications for approval by Chief Operations Officer. Establish and/or revise AmeriCorps goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with grant guidelines regarding administration, records, evaluation and reporting.
    6. Prepare media releases, program collateral, and public relations materials. Maintain and update the United Communities AmeriCorps google site to ensure all resources, forms/documents, and announcements are current (www.ucamericorps.org).
    7. Represent the agency to the public and other agencies and
      interpret policies and regulations and advise program directors, employees and the public. Act as liaison between partner agencies and Oregon Volunteers, the state Commission on Voluntary Service & Action. Participate in AmeriCorps meetings, trainings and other events. Communicate and collaborate with other AmeriCorps programs as needed.

    NOTE: Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work will be performed during regular business hours with some travel, off-site meetings and based on program need. Remote work friendly.

    Find out more.

  • 12 Nov 2020 10:36 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Interim Director Aurora Colony Historical Society

    **This exempt position is currently funded for 9 months. The annual compensation range is $40,000 - $50,000 based on knowledge, skills and relevant experience.  Vacation days; sick and personal leave days are compensated. Compensation time will be provided for required after hours and weekend obligations.**

    The Aurora Colony Historical Society (Society) was organized to preserve the history and educate the public about the communal, “utopian” group of pioneers (Colony) who arrived and began settling in the area in1856. The Society opened the museum in Aurora in 1966.  The Society owns Colony historical properties in town as well as the historic Stauffer-Will Farm between Aurora and Hubbard. The Society owns the newly completed Will Family Preservation and Research Center built to safely shelter Colony artifacts as well as historical documents and research regarding Colony families.

    The Society Board of Directors is seeking a full time Interim Director responsible for leading revenue and marketing functions. The Interim Director will oversee and plan for the future for revenue growth and related marketing, implement Board adopted plans and report directly to the Board.

    • Revenue functions include: fund development; grant development and management, and planned giving. 
    • Marketing functions include: public and community outreach, donor relations, re-opening the museum, and generally building human capital.
    • Key duties in addition include: program maintenance and supervision, oversight and organization of workflow regarding ACHS projects, grants, programs, and events.

    Interested applicants with a Bachelor degree in Museum Studies, Business Administration, or Nonprofit Management with an emphasis on Museum Studies and knowledge of fund development strategies, grant management and donor relations in the nonprofit sector should apply.

    Applications are on the Society web page www.auroracolony.org Your completed application will be sent to the attention of Caroline Queer via email info@auoracolony.org.  

    If you are interested in applying please go to the ACHS web page.  https://www.auroracolony.org/

  • 02 Nov 2020 1:36 PM | Anonymous member

    Benton County Historical Society in Philomath Oregon, seeks a highly creative, innovative thinker as Executive Director to imagine, initiate and execute new ideas in the museum field, realizing these innovations through exhibitions and programming in the Historical Society’s two museums: the Corvallis Museum in Corvallis, Oregon, the recently-completed [2020] Allied Works Architecture-designed, modern building, and the Philomath Museum in Philomath, Oregon, headquarters of the Society, housed in the 1867 National Register Philomath College building.

    The Executive Director should have extensive museum experience, preferably working with budgets larger than $500,000; superior management, writing, and communication skills and a sense of purpose that displays sound judgement while showing a passion and enthusiasm for the Society’s mission and mandate.

    The E.D. must have a commitment to the preservation of art and objects in the Society’s holdings and must value professional collections management and conservation. The E.D. must also value good design in all aspects of the Society’s work and foster professional exhibition development and implementation.

    The E.D. must uphold the Society’s commitment to embed equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of programming and outreach. There must also be a commitment to give public access to the Society’s collections not only in rotating public exhibitions, but to the Society’s archives and research collections.

    Working with curatorial staff, the E.D. will promote and cultivate internship opportunities at both museums for students from Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College.

    Working with the Board of Trustees, the E.D. will assure adherence to Society’s policies and procedures, and develop resources for the Society’s financial sustainability.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume or C.V with three current references, and a recent writing sample of at least three pages (750-1,000 words) to: Search Committee, BCHS, PO Box 35, Philomath OR 97370 or email to irene@bentoncountymuseum.org with the subject line E.D. Application. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2021. The position start date is July 1, 2021.
    For the complete job description: http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/get-involved/current-job-openings/

    This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Salary range, depending on qualifications and experience, is $65,000 to $95,000 per year.

  • 29 Oct 2020 2:39 PM | Anonymous member

    Museum Director, Hood River County History Museum

    Job Title: Museum Director

    Hours: full time 40 hours, willing to work a flexible schedule, occasional evenings

    The Museum Director directs and supervises all aspects of a county owned history museum in coordination with a non-profit Heritage Council. The director is responsible for the management of the museum collections. He/she develops major programmatic and revenue producing activities designed to communicate historical and cultural significance of the Hood River county and Columbia Gorge. The Director monitors and evaluates progress toward achieving long range goals and makes appropriate program adjustments, allocates available resources and makes needed operational changes, maintains effective public relations, coordinates research and program efforts, sets policies and guidelines for new programs and specific areas of responsibility, raises funds, writes grants, and supervises staff and volunteers. All aspects of the museum management are done in coordination with the Hood River County Heritage Council. The work is performed under the general supervision of the board Chair of the Hood River County Heritage Council.

    Major duties:

    1.    Administration:  Oversee general operations of the museum in accordance with standard museum guidelines and best practices; work with Heritage Council in budget development and management; supervise personnel, coordinate committee work, carry out long term museum strategy and manage day to day operations of the museum.

    2.    Preservation and curation: Oversee preservation of artifacts, documents, and photography collection. Assess and implement collection conservation needs and projects and establish guidelines for care of collections according to professional standards.

    3.    Exhibitions and programming:  Develop and implement an annual calendar of events, temporary exhibitions, and programs.  Initiate and supervise planning and implementation of educational and interpretive programs and projects on site, off site, or on social media.

    4.    Fundraising and grant writing:  Plan and coordinate fundraising activities. Identify and submit grant requests to enhance and expand museum operations and activities

    5.    Publicity and marketing: Serve as the chief spokesperson to the public and other entities. Write promotional releases and articles, direct production of the Museum publications

    6.    Strategic planning:  Work with Hood River Heritage Council Board of Directors in setting and evaluating organization goals and strategy to support the vision and mission of the museum

    7.    Volunteer management: Recruit, manage, and support diverse volunteer work force

    8.    Relationships: Maintain and cultivate strong board, member, and donor relationships

    Education and Experience

    •  Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited university; higher degree preferred.
    • Working knowledge of Museum operations and standards, principals, methods and practices, public relations, and fundraising.
    • At least 3 years’ experience related to the responsibilities outlined in the job description 
    • Ability to effectively manage competing and changing priorities, excellent project management skills, manage budgets, meet deadlines
    • Ability to work effectively with a volunteer board of directors to complete all duties
    • Must be an excellent communicator orally and in writing
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and success in annual programming, major gifts, grant writing, and fundraising
    • Demonstrated ability to work with government and other organizations, community leaders, and build strong relationships in the community
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and participation in related professional organizations
    • Demonstrated ability to work in and foster a team environment

    Salary:$42,000-$50,000 depending on qualifications and experience. References and background check will be required.

    Send resume and cover letter by November 20, 2020 to chenowethd@gmail.com.  Position open until filled. 

  • 19 Oct 2020 2:23 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Exhibitions Preparator
    Division: Exhibits
    Classification: Salaried exempt, regular full-time
    Reports To: Art and Experience Developer
    Salary: $42,000-45,000

    Job Summary

    The Exhibitions Preparator is responsible for object and gallery preparation, as well as installation, de-installation and maintenance of the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. The Exhibitions Preparator must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to see projects through to completion, apply creative problem-solving methods with an attention to detail, work well both as part of a team and under their own direction, work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines and budget guidelines.

    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 sometimes presented in a way that leaves qualified candidates feeling unwelcome, 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.


    The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity and teamwork. Other qualifications include:

    • Any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in art, industrial design, engineering or a closely related field.
    • Previous experience with exhibition installation/de-installation techniques, mount-making and framing
    • Working knowledge of museum standards regarding proper handling and care of museum objects
    • Basic understanding of audio-video equipment, with the ability to learn new skills in order to operate and maintained specialized A/V systems
    • Experience with electrical systems & controls
    • Advanced skills in the use of power tools, wood/metal shop machinery and lifting apparatuses
    • Skills in general construction, woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, and painting or decorative finishes, and knowledge of associated safety practices
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret design schematics, shop/fabrication drawings and standard business documents
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers and the public
    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems independently and show initiative,as well as collaborate with the Exhibits Team to develop exhibits that strive to ensure the best experience for each museum visitor
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across all Museum departments
    • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently under the pressure of deadlines
    • Ability to work flexible hours and days (weekends and evenings) during periods of installation and deinstallation
    • Willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all environmental conditions
    • Must be able to lift 75 lbs. and to perform all tasks related to the physical aspect of the position (bending, squatting, reaching, etc.)
    • Ability to work from a ladder
    • Valid Oregon driver’s license with ability to drive larger vehicles and equipment

    A positive demeanor, sense of humor, high level of professionalism and the ability to learn new skills quickly are essential traits. HDM looks at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills and experiences can serve to qualify for the position. We are willing to train the right candidate.

    Find out more.

  • 21 Sep 2020 9:50 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title:  Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies

    Division:  Education

    Classification: Full-time Exempt

    Reports To:  Curator of Education Supervises: Teen Volunteers and Interns

    Starting Salary: $45,000 annually

    Job Summary –Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies

    The Associate Curator of Education: Indigenous Studies is responsible for the design, implementation and assessment of a variety of in person and virtual educational programs focusing on an exploration of the High Desert’s Indigenous history since time immemorial. Well-qualified candidates must be energetic, innovative, reflective, flexible, resourceful, enthusiastic, and with an entrepreneurial attitude to create and present exciting programs for broad audiences with an emphasis on PreK-12 students and teachers.

    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, environmental sciences,anthropology, history, etc.
    • Deep knowledge about Indigenous ways of knowing
    • Have a passion for and commitment to teaching and learning about the High Desert’s Indigenous history since time immemorial
    • A minimum of 2 years’experience teaching students in grades PreK-12 in formal or informal settings
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in teaching and classroom management of children of all ages
    • Working knowledge of developing and implementing informal education programs
    • Experience developing interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum using a culturally relevant pedagogical approach
    • Knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, Oregon’s K-12 social sciences standards and Oregon’s Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum
    • 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
    • Ability to teach a variety of subjects and grade levels effectively and energetically
    • Detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines


    • Experience teaching using a digital platform
    • Valid teaching license

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

    Find out more.

  • 13 Jul 2020 9:34 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Scheduled to work 8-24 hours per week through May 31, 2021

    Do you have experience in behavioral research? Consider being a Research and Evaluation Associate for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)! You’ll design and execute systematic evaluation and research studies for exhibits, programs, and museum initiatives to help develop concepts, test ideas, and measure the impacts of these experiences on museum visitors and program participants. You will also be part of a dynamic team that participates in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science and technology that spreads educational opportunities across the Northwest.

    Position Requirements

    • Graduate degree - preferably in the social sciences, museum studies, evaluation, education, communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 4 years experience in evaluation of education programs, exhibits, survey research, or related work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in behavioral research (e.g., literature searches, data collection, data management, data analysis, data interpretation, and data reporting).
    • Minimum 1 year of coordination and project management skills.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience working with the public, formal and informal settings.
    • Pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

    Compensation Package

    • $18.50 - $20.75 per hour, depending on experience.
    • Eligible for Oregon Sick.
    Find out more.

    Position closes November 15, 2020.

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