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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

  • 02 Dec 2021 10:16 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    OMSI is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions, including:

    • Administrative Assistant
    • Fabricator
    • Senior Director of Brand Marketing
    • Staff Accountant

    See the OMSI careers page for more information.


  • 24 Nov 2021 1:25 PM | Anonymous member

    Executive Director

    Lincoln County Historical Society, Newport, OR

    Salary: $50,000-63,000 per year

    Full Time

    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 and dedicated volunteers.  As Executive Director, you will have the opportunity to join us in finishing the last year of our current three year strategic plan, developing your staffing team, and working towards completion 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 that you can enjoy daily from your office.  The PMHC has been open since June 2013 and is in the completion phase of development.  The Doerfler Family Theater at the PMHC opened in June 2019 and includes a stage and a built-in 4K laser projector system with an 18 foot drop down screen that features local history videos developed through LCHS.  LCHS also operates the Burrows House Museum, Log Cabin Research Library, and the Carriage House located in the City Center of Newport.  LCHS has been busy over the past year and a half with projects including an artifact inventory update, working with the local Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians on a significant loan of LCHS Native American artifacts to the Tribes, working with the Ernest Bloch Legacy Project, organizational policy development, an IMLS Collections Stewardship MAP assessment, and a major outdoor pedestrian and driveway enhancement project at the PMHC.  Find out more about LCHS at www.oregoncoasthistory.org, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief operating officer of LCHS and reports to the LCHS Board of Directors (Board). The ED assists the Board in setting policies, goals and objectives for LCHS through strategic planning and helps implement them. The ED is responsible for overseeing administration and programs, for leading LCHS in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission, 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, public history related projects, institutional development, collaborating with community groups and other areas as needed.

     QUALIFICATIONS:

    The Executive Director (ED) will have a relevant bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5-7 years of work in a museum setting 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, experience in management, and experience in collections care and museum best practices is preferred.  Historic preservation and building restoration experience is also desirable.

    SALARY: 

    This is a full time, salaried exempt position. Starting salary range $52,000-$60,000 DOE with benefits. 

    CLOSING DATE: 

    January 7, 2022

    TO APPLY:  

    Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF to:  recruiting@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 January 7, 2022.  LCHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 23 Nov 2021 12:40 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Classification:   Salaried, regular full-time exempt  
    Reports To:   Curator of Education & Engagement
    Supervises:   Teen Interns and Volunteers
    Salary:   $55,000 + 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.

    Qualifications

    • 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 & Engagement 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.
    12. 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.

  • 17 Nov 2021 11:09 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Salary: $4,627.00 - $6,063.00 Monthly
    • Location: Pierce County – Tacoma, WA
    • Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
    • Department: Washington State Historical Society

    You will get to lead and supervise the work of the education and public programs team at the WSHS, focusing on interpretive programs for members and the general public, educational aspects of museum exhibitions and programming, curriculum/education resource development, school programs, and educator programs/trainings, all aimed at activating the Washington State History Museum’s exhibitions, as well as other strategic goals for the Society. This includes the management of budgets and tracking expenditures, procurement for public programs and education/curriculum, and programmatic aspects for support of the Society’s strategic goals.

     
    In this position, you will utilize knowledge of museum best practices, established by the American Alliance of Museums and work with the Director of Audience Engagement for the development and oversight of long-range program plans.  You will engage in program development, conceptualization, design, scheduling, delivery, and evaluation, together with supervision of education and programs staff whose job it is to carry out the planned programs and projects.

    Some of what you’ll enjoy doing includes:

    Develop, implement, and manage a dynamic annual schedule of public programs to support the Society’s Strategic goals and engage the public around exhibitions and significant historical and/or timely topics

    • Development, design, implementation, and evaluation of audience engagement programs for multiple audiences
    • Working with the Director of Audience Engagement, establish long-term programmatic vision as well as oversight of day-to-day operations to ensure programs are effectively reaching audiences, meeting programmatic goals, and are aligned with institutional mission
    • Evaluation of programs, in addition to research and community outreach during development
    • Preparation of contracts for consultants, performers, and services
    • Connect with diverse community groups with regards to programming plans and content
    • Establish and support ongoing collaborations and/or engage community advisory groups for individual programs/projects or larger initiatives
    • Supervise program staff and their work in support of public programs
    Develop and manage strategies for supporting history education/educators in Washington State through in-museum programs, contemporary curriculum, and educational resources.
    • Work with educators, administrators, or other educational consultants to gain advisory input. Manage the Society’s Curriculum Contractor Cohort. Work with diverse community groups to implement education strategies effectively
    • Develop educational curriculum in keeping with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements
    • Manage development and delivery of in-museum educational programs
    • Manage development and implementation of online educational resources and curriculum
    • Supervise museum education staff and their work in support of curriculum and educational resource development, school tours, and educator training
    • Prepare contracts for consultants/services
    • Give input during exhibition design processes as related to student learning
    Staff supervision and management: effective use of human resources and budgetary resources in regards to program development, delivery, and evaluation.
    • Assigning tasks to staff in line with their position and classification. Manage staff time effectively to achieve programmatic and agency goals
    • Knowledge of HR policies and collective bargaining agreement requirements
    • Supporting other supervisory staff in their supervisory duties through modeling appropriate management techniques and coaching strategies
    • Effective management of education and programs budget and departmental resources

    Find out more.

  • 09 Nov 2021 12:58 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Portland, OR, USA
    • $22/hour
    • On call

    The Exhibit Fabricator applies their varied knowledge and skills-with woodworking principles at the core-towards the prototyping, fabrication, and production of a variety of exhibit components in support of delivering high quality, interactive exhibits and experiences.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    • Construct interactive exhibits using various types of wood, plastics, fabrics, metal, electronics, and finishes:
      • Setup, operate, and maintain shop tools and hand tools used in the production of exhibits while maintaining a high degree of safety;
      • Collaborate with designers and technical personnel to resolve technical and mechanically-related problems in exhibit design;
      • Document and track project-related activities, with an emphasis on adhering to timeline and budget constraints;
      • Continually and consistently meet the high quality of build and finish expected by the Exhibits department and OMSI.
    • Responsible for the repair and refurbishment of interactive exhibits and experiences;
    • Conduct regular cleaning and maintenance of shop space and equipment.

    Working Conditions

    • You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation under the ADA for medical or religious reasons.
    • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly;
    • This position is on-call, scheduled for 19 hours/week or less;
    • Physical Demands: 10% sitting, 40% standing, 50% lifting/carrying/pushing up to 100 lbs;
    • Vision Demands include:
      • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches of less);
      • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more);
      • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors);
      • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point);
      • Depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships);
      • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
    • Environmental Demands include:
      • Work near moving mechanical parts
      • Work in high, precarious places
      • Fumes or airborne particles
      • Toxic or caustic chemicals
      • Risk of electric shock
      • Vibration
    • Noise Levels include:
      • Moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
      • Loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)
      • Very loud (examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock concert)

    Secondary Job Responsibilities

    Provide additional support to the Exhibits team. Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Connect with outside sources to acquire technical and material information;
    • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Exhibits Production Manager and/or Traveling Exhibits Manager.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Business Practices:
      • Ability to effectively manage and work on multiple projects or tasks in different phases of development, often with overlapping and time-sensitive deadlines;
      • Ability to model and support a positive team dynamic with people from diverse talents and backgrounds, with an emphasis on team-based collaboration and product evaluation;
      • Demonstrated ability to pivot between individual and team work;
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
      • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy;
      • Exercises sound judgement while upholding high integrity and ethical standards;
      • Ability to adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements;
      • Moderate proficiency with Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office;
    • Exhibit Design and Production:
      • Demonstrated knowledge of finish carpentry/cabinet-making skills/woodworking
      • Ability to work safely and an understanding of shop safety protocols;
      • Ability to produce quality products in a production environment;
      • Ability to work on multiple projects in different phases of development.

    PREFERENCES:

    • Working knowledge of drafting and mechanical engineering concepts and methods;
    • Working knowledge of electronics and electrical construction;
    • Ability to estimate material and labor costs for project proposals;
    • Familiarity with software such as Fusion 360, Inventor, and/or SketchUp;
    • Familiarity with OSHA compliance and safety protocols;
    • Familiarity with CNC machinery and operation;
    • Developed knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles;

    Education & Work Experience

    • 3 years experience in a shop environment or similar production house.

    PREFERENCES:

    • Bachelor's in Fine Arts or similar;
    • Prior experience working with electronics and/or electrical components;
    • Experience working with volunteers.

    Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background checks and reference checks.
  • 20 Oct 2021 1:26 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Classification: Salaried, regular full-time exempt
    Supervises: Will supervise staff as this position grows
    Salary Range: $58,000-62,000, dependent upon experience

    The High Desert Museum seeks an Exhibition Designer to create permanent and temporary mission-based exhibits. The Designer will work as part of the Exhibitions Team to create innovative, interdisciplinary exhibitions that create connection to and
    dialogue about the High Desert. The position also supports the overall visitor experience through ongoing evaluation and improvements of elements visible to visitors both inside
    the Museum and on our grounds.

    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.

    Qualifications
    • A bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate for the position, e.g. graphic design, industrial design, studio arts, environmental graphics, architecture, etc.
    • At least two years of professional experience in exhibit design, and the ability to provide a professional portfolio with published work samples
    • Knowledge of the exhibition design process from concept design to installation
    • Knowledge and understanding of visitor experience standards and best practices
    • Knowledge of ADA, universal design and how to design accessible museum exhibits
    • Strong working knowledge of exhibit production techniques
    • Demonstrated ability to perform large-format printing, graphic production, fabrication and installation
    • Proficient in software applications including Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, MS Office, etc.
    • Experience managing budgets
    • Strong project management skills with ability to handle multiple projects, vendors and deadlines simultaneously
    • Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives and supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
    • Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity practices

    Preferred Experience and Skills

    • Content expertise within the areas of the Museum's mission
    • Experience working with museum collections

    Responsibilities and Tasks

    • In collaboration with the Exhibitions Team, conceptualize, develop, design, test, produce, install and maintain permanent and temporary exhibits.
    • Advocate for an excellent visitor experience by designing mission-based exhibits that are immersive, interactive and consider the diverse needs of our audiences.
    • Develop a cohesive creative plan for and execute environmental design and graphics for use in new and traveling exhibitions, digital media, museum signage and wayfinding.
    • Use computer aided design (CAD or similar) to produce detailed floorplans and drawings-to-scale of exhibition components, including furniture, cases, mounts, etc., to conservation standards.
    • Develop construction and production drawings for contractors, preparators and other vendors.
    • Present concepts for review and discussion with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Print, produce and install large-format graphics.
    • Collaborate with the Communications department on exhibition graphic identities and institutional style guides.
    • Ensure that departmental practices remain in accordance with design industry standards; employ leading design programs and stay current with technological advancements.
    • Collaborate with the Exhibitions Team to develop, manage and stay within department budgets and exhibition production timelines.
    • Ensure visitor safety and meeting and exceeding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards through sound design and production methods.
    • Oversee production quality, supply stock and equipment upkeep.
    • Embrace, support, and help implement the Museum’s continued learning and commitment to 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.

    Mission

    The High Desert Museum wildly excites and responsibly teaches through innovative, interdisciplinary experiences, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert

    Find out more.


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