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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

  • 26 Mar 2020 1:46 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Title:        Visitor Services and Operations Associate

    Where:           Portland Chinatown Museum, 127 NW Third Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

    When:             Thursdays through Sundays, 10:30am to 4:30pm during Winter Hours and 11:30am to 5:30pm during Summer Hours, plus occasional evenings

    Salary:            24 hrs per week at $16/hr (part-time)

    The Portland Chinatown Museum is Oregon’s first museum about Chinese American history, art, and culture. Opened in 2018 in an historic building at NW Third Avenue and Davis Street, the Museum honors Portland Chinatown’s past, celebrates its present, and is helping to create its future. The permanent exhibition gallery features a 2,400 square foot exhibition Beyond the Gate: A Tale of Portland’s Historic Chinatowns, and two front temporary galleries serve as a venue for the work of contemporary Asian American artists in all media and as the site for storytelling about the immigrant experience, film series, lectures, and other public programs. The Portland Chinatown Museum is operated by the Portland Chinatown History Foundation, founded in 2014 by a group of Chinese American elders with deep roots in Portland’s Chinatown.

    The Portland Chinatown Museum has an opening for a part-time Visitor Services and Operations Associate to support the Museum’s daily operations and visitor experience. This position will be a critical public-facing member of the Museum’s small staff, and will be supported by other staff, Board Members, Advisors, and volunteers making up the Museum team. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated experience and passion for customer service and operational efficiency, and will be knowledgeable about museums and/or nonprofit arts programs.  This is a new position, with potential for advancement and full benefits as the Museum grows.


    • Manage the front desk and provide exceptional customer service to visitors and volunteers.
    • Proactively engage visitors and communicate knowledgeably and enthusiastically about exhibitions, events, and other Museum activities.
    • Facilitate admission process for all visitors and utilize point-of-sale system to sell tickets, memberships, and museum store items. Process reservations for tours and tickets for special events.
    • Implement processes and best practices for tracking, analyzing, and reporting on visitor attendance data.
    • Update Museum website with visitor-related content and utilize social media platforms and email marketing software to promote Museum visitor engagement.
    • Manage Museum inventory, inc. office supplies, brochures, store items, etc.
    • Oversee Museum cleanliness, safety and security throughout the day.
    • Perform all opening and closing duties as assigned, including securing the building and deactivating and activating alarms.
    • Support staffing of Museum for onsite and offsite special events.


    • Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, and 1-2 years of museum or other nonprofit experience.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and record of dependability, timeliness, and good attendance.
    • Experience with point-of-sale systems (Square), cash handling, and inventory management.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to pay close attention to details and deadlines.
    • Strong administrative skills and proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft Office, graphic design, photo editing, and familiarity with publishing platforms, social media, and website development.
    • Comfortable and capable of thriving in an entrepreneurial environment.
    • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with staff, volunteers, board members, donors, scholars, artists, and performers from diverse backgrounds.
    • An appreciation for the shared values and goals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion throughout the organization.
    • Knowledge of Asian American history, art and culture, and proficiency in Cantonese and Mandarin a plus.

    To apply, please email jackie@portlandchinatown.org with the following:

    • Resume
    • Cover letter expressing interest and qualifications for the position
    • Contact information for 3 references
  • 06 Mar 2020 2:26 PM | Anonymous member

    The Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) of Lincoln County, Oregon, seeks an Executive Director who is energetic, creative, hands-on and goal-oriented to provide leadership in executing the LCHS mission.  The LCHS team includes an active and engaged Board of Directors, hardworking and talented staff, and dedicated volunteers. 

    As Executive Director, you will have the opportunity to join us in finishing the first year of our current three year strategic plan and in finishing the development of the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center (PMHC).  The PMHC is an approximately 30,000 square foot building with history located in the high tourist traffic area that is Newport’s Historic Bayfront and has impressive views of the Bayfront and commercial fishing fleet.  The PMHC has been open since June 2013 and is in the completion phase of development.  The most recent addition to the PMHC in June 2019 is the 120 seat Doerfler Family Theater that includes a stage and a built-in 4K laser projector system with an 18 foot drop down screen.  LCHS also operates the Burrows House Museum, Log Cabin Research Library, and the Carriage House located in the City Center of Newport.  Find out more information on LCHS at www.oregoncoasthistory.org, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.


    The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief operating officer of the Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS) and reports to the LCHS Board of Directors. The ED assists the Board of Directors (Board) in setting policies, goals and objectives for LCHS and helps implement them. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the LCHS, for leading the LCHS in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board, for communicating effectively with the Board, and for providing, in a timely manner, information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions. General duties include administrative, fiscal, management, exhibit and educational programming, collections, community outreach and public relations, fundraising, organizational relationships, professional development, and other areas as needed.


    The Executive Director will have a relevant bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' work in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrating an ability to direct a nonprofit organization and work in a museum setting.  A Masters in Museum Science or related subject is preferred.


    This is a full time, salaried exempt position. Starting salary range $50,000-$55,000 DOE with benefits. 


    March 27, 2020

    TO APPLY:  

    Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF to:  business@oregoncoasthistory.org with LCHS Executive Director Search in the subject line.  Or mail to:  LCHS Executive Director Search, 545 SW Ninth Street, Newport, OR 97365, received by March 27, 2020.

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