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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 May 2021 10:33 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Portland, OR, USA
    • Salary: $85,000 - $95,000
    • Full Time

    The Oregon Historical Society is searching for a dynamic, hands-on Facilities Director to head our Facilities Department. If you are a seasoned fix-it person who loves mentoring and developing staff but isn't afraid to get your hands dirty then this could be the right position for you!

    The Facilities Director is responsible for OHS facilities, custodial, and security departments located at both the downtown and Gresham campuses, ensuring operations are maintained at peak efficiency. This position is responsible for maintaining the Society's physical plant, and the environmental well-being of its collections. This position is also responsible for managing the security department and all organization safety and security programs. The Facilities Director serves as the staff liaison for the Board of Trustees Properties and Facilities Committee making sure all aspects of the committee meetings are prepared in advance and that the meeting runs smoothly and efficiently. The Facilities Director plays the leading role in ensuring a safe, pleasant, comfortable and efficient environment that is essential to collection safety, staff and visitor safety, internal productivity, and a positive visitor experience. The Facilities Director is also responsible for preparing the facilities budgets and monitoring expenditure.


    1. Manages OHS buildings' engineering, maintenance and custodial services including but not limited to HVAC, digital controls, electrical, plumbing, elevators, OHS vehicles, and all other building components to ensure work is performed correctly and timely.
    2. Manages OHS safety and security department programs and services including but not limited to ensuring completion of site surveys, management of security officer force, delivering appropriate training, and developing and administering organization security policies and practices.
    3. Develops, recommends, implements, maintains, and revises facilities, safety, security, and custodial operational policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal laws as well as maintaining industry best practices, alignment with the organization mission, vision, and values, and supporting the organization strategic plan.
    4. As the staff liaison to the Board of Trustees Properties and Facilities Committee, is responsible for drafting the meeting agenda for input by the PRC Chair, making sure the meeting minutes are accurate and completed on time, and to keep the Chair up to date on the status of both the downtown and Gresham facilities.
    5. Manages the facilities and security departmental budgets, including monitoring actual expenditures relative to budget and keeping the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer advised of significant variances.


    • Manages OHS facilities and security priorities and work schedules, including purchasing necessary parts and equipment and outsourcing services as necessary.
    • Advises the Executive Director regarding all major construction and renovation planning and updates the Executive Director on the status of such construction and renovation project management.
    • Drafts the committee meeting agenda for the Board of Trustees PFC meetings and forwards to the PFC Chair for input.
    • Works with the Administrative Manager on meeting minutes, coordination of meeting dates and times, and preparation of meeting packets.
    • Keeps the PFC Chair apprised of major facilities issues for both the downtown and Gresham facilities.
    • Ensures staff receive appropriate statutory facilities and safety training and certifications, coordinating on-site training and retraining prior to certification expiration. Partners with Human Resources as needed for training and record keeping.
    • Serves as primary point of contact for relevant local, state, and federal agencies during inspections and meetings including but not limited to OHSA, Oregon OHSA, Fire Marshal, etc.
    • Participates and is a standing member of relevant OHS committees including but not limited to the OHS Health and Safety Committee and other committees as assigned.
    • Partners with Human Resources on post incident and accident investigations, analyses, recommendations, implementations, and improvements.
    • Maintains facilities, security, and safety files, documents, and programs, ensuring that they are compliant with local, state, and federal laws as well as in line with industry best practices; including but not limited to inspection and abatement reports, building drawings and schematics, evacuation maps, the Emergency Action Program, Hazard Communication Program, and other related items.
    • Updates the Executive Director on security issues and security officer schedules.
    • Partners with the Executive Director and/or senior management in long range strategic and operational planning involving existing or future facilities.
    • Evaluates equipment failure and makes decisions regarding appropriate course of remedial action.
    • Identifies appropriate and competitively priced sources for engineering maintenance and custodial supplies, materials, equipment, tools and services, security supplies and maintains adequate inventories to ensure uninterrupted performance of maintenance, custodial, and security tasks by Facilities and Security staff.
    • Ensures timely and accurate records of maintenance work are maintained including documentation of preventative and unscheduled maintenance according to industry standards and requirements.
    • Performs, delegates or outsources HVAC, electrical, plumbing, elevator and interior building components (walls, doors, windows, flooring, painted surfaces, ceiling) for repairs, maintenance, modification or replacement.
    • Manages maintenance of OHS vehicles and forklifts, including scheduling and performing regular preventative maintenance, performing repairs and unscheduled maintenance, and ensuring vehicles are clean, safe, and presentable.
    • Available on-call for building system/envelope notifications from the alarm company and also as part of the OHS Emergency Response Team for collections management related emergencies.
    • Responsible for maintaining materials, parts, and supply inventories and records, including hazardous materials and MSDS book.
    • Promotes and demonstrates personal safety practices at all times on OHS premises.
    • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Find out more.

  • 22 Apr 2021 12:07 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Title:Volunteer & Program Coordinato
    • Position Type:Part-time, hourly / non-exempt
    • Pay:starts at $17/hour
    • DOE Hours:Approximately 20-24 hours per week, weekends required

    Position Purpose

    Responsible for the implementation of ScienceWorks’ Museum and Education programs according to institutional mission, vision, and values. Supports the success of all ScienceWorks’ departments through coordination of volunteer services and event participation.

    Department Description

    The Education Department encompasses all K-12 education operations for our service region (<100kmfrom the Museum) and our distance learning initiatives which are built around the framework for Next-Generation Science Standards, including: onsite field trips, workshops, and performances/demonstrations; offsite workshops and demonstrations; teacher training; and ScienceWorks Online.The Museum Department encompasses all public-facing operations for public audiences from our service region (<100 km from the Museum) and tourist visitors, including: permanent and featured exhibits, facilities & maintenance, public programs,online programming, outreach, after-school activities, non-fundraiser special events, community connections, and indoor/outdoor space & party rentals.

    Labor Level Description

    Coordinators at ScienceWorks are either full-time non-exempt or part-time hourly employees,responsible for supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers for specific projects or a defined period of time; supporting institutional mission, vision, and values; and implementing strategic directions relevant to their department; collecting and reporting data.Coordinators are responsible for specific ongoing duties and tasks within their department.


    Leads, assistants, temporary/seasonal staff, and volunteers

    Major Areas of Responsibility

    • Delivery of Education and Museum programs
    • Recruitment, onboarding, and coordination of volunteers.In collaboration with managers,supervision and training of volunteers.
    • Development and training toward resource kits for Museum and Education programs and related products
    • Maintaining Programs equipment, libraries, and object collections
    Find out more.
  • 23 Mar 2021 2:31 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Associate Curator of Education: Social Studies
    Division: Education
    Classification: Salaried, regular full-time exempt
    Reports To: Director of Programs
    Supervises: Teen Interns and Volunteers
    Salary: $48,000+, 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.


    • 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 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.

    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.

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