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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

  • 12 Jan 2021 8:30 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    POSITION: Development Coordinator
    REPORTS TO: Development Director
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time (32-40 hours per week), non-exempt
    COMPENSATION: $18 - $20 per hour DOE

    Pittock Mansion is a house of beauty and historical significance. Operated as a historic house museum, the home provides a revealing glimpse of Portland’s past. Having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top destinations in Portland.

    Under the supervision of the Development Director, the Development Coordinator will assist with the coordination of Pittock Mansion’s development department and membership activities. The Development Coordinator will maintain the Mansion’s donor database, accurately process all gifts and
    assist in other strategic development growth activities.


    • Collection, data entry and maintenance of patron information in organization’s database
    • Maintenance of all patron database information
    • Processing of donations & membership dues
    • Coordination of all acknowledgement correspondence for gifts and memberships
    • Preparation of membership welcome, reinstatement and benefit packages
    • Coordination of printing and mailing activities for membership and development
    • Coordination of corporate membership events
    • Prepare reports as needed for membership and development activities
    • Coordination of event invitation lists for development receptions and member events
    • Support and coordination of grant program
    • Support and attend all development & membership events
    • Additional duties as deemed necessary by management


    • One to three years of relevant experience
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • High level of comfort with database systems
    • Professional manner and appearance
    • Flexibility
    • Record of dependability, timeliness and good attendance
    • Effective communication skills
    • Dependable transportation
    • Proficient in PC-based Microsoft Word & Excel
    • Bachelor’s degree is a plus
    • Prior fundraising event experience is helpful
    • Grant management and writing experience is a plus


    • Work is required to be done onsite at Pittock Mansion
    • Wearing of personal protective equipment (e.g. face covering, gloves) may be required
    • Light to medium work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds

    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

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pittockmansion.org by January 25. Please include
    “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring.

    Find out more.

  • 11 Jan 2021 9:48 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Oregon History Day Contest Assistant supports the Education Manager with the preparation, organization, and implementation of, and reporting for the Oregon History Day Contest Program. This program will include support for two virtual contests, and some or most work will be conducted remotely. 

    This is a temporary position that will be working 30 hours per week and the assignment is expected to end June 30, 2021. The position does not qualify for benefits or provide relocation assistance.

    • $16.00 - $18.00 Hourly
    • Part Time


    1. Learns and utilizes custom contest management and registration system to set program parameters in line with provided guidelines, track contest participants' registration, check project uploads, check volunteers' use and submittal of evaluation forms, access provided reports, communicate contest information, and follow instructions to facilitate transfer of data to national contest.
    2. Maintains and updates tracking spreadsheets of participants and resources, including but not limited to student, teacher, guardian, coach and judge registrations, content logistics, etc. and formats them as needed.
    3. Assist with implementation and facilitation of two virtual state contests, including answering participants' questions, assisting judges, communicating with OHS team and national team, physically mailing certificates and medals, etc.
  • 05 Jan 2021 4:31 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Five Oaks Museum presents two major exhibitions each year that are curated by community members of all backgrounds and experience levels. The application period to submit exhibition proposals is now open! Because the museum’s building is closed due to the pandemic, the 2021 exhibitions will be entirely online and featured prominently on the museum’s website. The Guest Curator applications are reviewed by a panel of community members and awarded by a voting process. 

    Art Exhibition: Opens July 2021

    Each summer the museum features an art exhibition. Proposals for this exhibition are encouraged, but not required, to be multidisciplinary. Relative to the history and culture exhibition, the art exhibition is smaller in duration, budget, and compensation; proposals should be mindful of those parameters. There is no standard curriculum component for summer exhibitions. 

    Proposals for exhibitions opening in the summer are required to feature art; they are welcome, but not required, to include additional cultural and historical elements.

    History and Culture Exhibition: Opens October 2021

    The museum’s history and culture exhibition follows the academic calendar in order to offer a thoughtful and exciting cultural resource that can support curriculum offerings for area schools from elementary through college. This school-year length exhibition sees the heaviest traffic of all the museum’s exhibitions and as such, the History and Culture Guest Curatorship is a deeper engagement than the Art Guest Curatorship. The History and Culture Guest Curatorship includes a research period in the museum’s collections and archives and delivering a public talk. 

    Proposals for school-year exhibitions are required to have historical and cultural elements; they are welcome, but not required, to include art.


    Guest Curators receive a fixed stipend as compensation for the entire project. Stipends are paid 50% at the beginning of the work period and 50% at completion. Recipients must submit a W9. Engagement after the Guest Curatorship cycle concludes may be voluntary or compensated on a case-by-case basis.

    Art exhibition stipend: $1,500 **stipend increase!
    History and culture exhibition stipend: $3,500
    **stipend increase!

    Deadline is January 31, 2021.

    Find out more.

  • 29 Dec 2020 1:26 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Northwest Archivists, Inc. is offering a $5,000 stipend for one graduate student (or recent graduate within two years) to receive an Archivist-in-Residence opportunity. The purpose of this residency is three-fold:

    1. To offer upcoming and new professionals with paid career development opportunities to apply knowledge in archives, libraries, museums, or a related field;
    2. To teach new archivists how to accurately calculate the value of their education, experience, and overall value as an archivist; and
    3. To provide an opportunity for archival organizations to work toward the long term goal of eliminating unpaid work within the field.

    The residency may last up to 12 weeks to be completed by the end of the current calendar year. The resident will receive a one-year complimentary membership to Northwest Archivists.

    This is a unique experience for a new professional to develop a project based on their career goals and work directly with an organization to determine the project’s scope and outcomes. The Archivist-in-Residence will be managed by an engaged supervisor assigned by the host organization, though the resident may interact and work under the temporary direction of a number of other employees depending on the scope of the project.


    The resident must produce a monthly report for each month of employment and submit it to the NWA Paid Internship Committee. Monthly reports should include: number of hours worked, progress on the project, and any goals or outcomes completed. The resident will prepare a blogpost for publication in Northwest Archivists Blog detailing their experience after completion of the residency. Host organization will submit an end of residency report detailing how the resident met the goals of the residency.


    Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program or have graduated within two years of the application date: March 1, 2021. The award does not define the type of graduate program as to encourage both traditional and interdisciplinary programs. NWA welcomes diversity in all respects, including but not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, and personal background.

    The residency may be applied to any archival organization that is within the geographic region covered by Northwest Archivists membership (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The host organization must be an institution or agency responsible for the custody, study, teaching, control, or use of records, archives, and/or personal papers. Applicants outside the Northwest Archivists region are welcome to apply. There is no requirement for the Archivist-in-Residence to reside in the Northwest.

    Applications are due March 1, 2021.

    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.

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