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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

  • 21 Jul 2019 12:04 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    •  Portland, OR, USA
    •  Salary $53,000 - $60,000
    •  Regular - Full-Time
    • Eligible for full benefits.

    This role is responsible for the formulation and implementation of strategies that increase the racial and ethnic diversity of OMSI's paid and volunteer staff. Primary responsibilities concentrate on a) the formulation of recruitment and attraction strategies, including the design and coordination of regular events and activities to maximize inclusion in the candidate pipelines, relationship cultivation with promising talent, and recruitment goal metrics development; and b) the design and implementation of training programs that support organizational change to enhance inclusion in our organizational culture.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters:

    • Designs and implements organizational recruitment initiatives to ensure the presence of a racially and ethnically diverse talent pipeline.    
    • Co-designs and supports the delivery of training programs on different forms of biases affecting job design and selection process, including but not limited to implicit bias, explicit bias, cultural noise, and halo/horn effect.
    • Collaborates with organizational leaders to respond to, as well as anticipate, talent needs.
    • Cultivates relationships with culturally specific organizations through jointly designed initiatives that support OMSI as an employer of choice for local racially and ethnically diverse populations.
    • Tracks information on prospective hires and develops evaluation criteria to assess return on investment of all recruitment initiatives, particularly those designed to attract demographics currently underrepresented in our workforce.
    • Develops and administers databases and protocols to use social media and other appropriate technologies to attract and connect with racially and ethnically diverse professionals and those of other underrepresented backgrounds across disciplines from where they are in the nation.
    • Provides consultation to develop culturally relevant materials to market the employment experience and grow OMSI's reputation among communities of color.
    • Advances organizational learning and development by providing consultation, co-designing and implementing professional development programs focused on organizational change, managerial competency and equity, diversity and inclusion.
    • Partners with Human Resources and Volunteer Engagement team members to provide guidance to the management team on fair employment practices and employee relations issues in compliance with employment law and company policy.
    • Participates in the continuous improvement of Human Resources and Volunteer Engagement practices, including integrating functions across divisions and supporting the delivery of services and programs that enhance the employee and volunteer experience through the entire engagement cycle.
    • This position is exempt, paid salaried
    • This position is regular full-time, scheduled for 40 hours/week.

    Application deadline is August 15, 2019.

    Find out more.

  • 14 Jul 2019 5:11 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Oregon Historical Society is searching for an experienced grant writer to lead our proposal creation and reporting efforts. Do you enjoy working in a team environment to help further an exciting and important mission? Do you enjoy the challenge of managing the fine details of non-profit grant proposal submissions and reports? If so, please keep reading! We may have a great opportunity for you at OHS!

    The Grant Manager works closely with the Director of Development, other senior directors, community partners, and grantors. This position locates and prioritizes grant funding opportunities, maintains relationships with funding agencies, manages grant proposal teams, produces timely proposals, and maintains auditable grant records and reports on funding awarded to the Oregon Historical Society. 

    This position does not offer relocation assistance.

     Essential Duties for the Grant Manager are:

    1. Researches, identifies, and recommends the prioritization of grant funding opportunities for OHS.
    2. Creates and implements a rolling two-year grant plan and reports specific information regarding that plan to the Director of Development and Executive Director.
    3. Drafts, organizes and submits grant proposals and associated supportive documents, as well as grant reports, to the Director of Development for approval and external submission.
    4. Project manages grant proposal teams, collaboratively creating the work plans and managing the coordination of tasks to be completed by program directors and staff, the finance department, and advising stakeholders.
    5. Manages an auditable grant reporting process to assure accurate documentation, the integrity of the organization and timely reporting.
    • Development
    •  Portland, OR, USA
    •  $28.37 Salary
    •  Full Time

     The Oregon Historical Society offers a generous benefits package for eligible employees that includes vacation and sick leave; medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long term disability insurance; paid holidays plus a floater and a 401(k) plan with match. We also offer medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts. 

    Find out more.

  • 09 Jul 2019 10:09 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Salary: $15-17 per hour depending on experience for 25-29 hours per week, including Sundays.

    The World of Speed Archive focuses on providing preservation and access of the Collection. The Associate Archivist takes part in multiple aspects of collection engagement from processing to cataloging, exhibition, storage, and care.


    Primary Focus: Cataloging new acquisitions into the online collection catalog (ContentDM)

    • Process collection donations and loans and organize in sync with the Archive’s collection catalog structures
    • Photograph collection items and prepare them for storage or exhibition
    • Define, input and upload collection item metadata with connected digital object
    • Develop organizational structure of collection with assistance from the Archive & Collection Manager


    • Assist in accessioning of collection donations and loans
    • Assist in identifying and pulling items requested by researchers and for social media posts
    • Assist in receiving collection donation and loans from the public
    • Assist in Archive activities such as the quarterly Archives in the Gallery events
    • Assist in developing rotating Archive Room displays
    • Assist Archive volunteers in their pre-cataloging collection organizing projects


    • Academic knowledge of archives, library, or museum science, including theory and scope
    • Ease with Microsoft Office for PC, photo editing software, and collection catalog platforms
    • Detail-oriented data entry into collection catalog, donor files, and associated records
    • Ability to utilize or learn digital conversion, editing and uploading
    • Adheres to environment and security measures while interacting with the collection
    • Ability to interact with patrons during Archive Room open hours
    • Works easily independently as well as under direction

    Historical racing knowledge not required but a willingness to know and understand the collection is necessary.

    Find out more.

  • 05 Jul 2019 3:08 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Special Collections and Archives Research Center is seeking a Public Services Unit Supervisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Salary is $51,000.

    The Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) at Oregon State University (OSU) Libraries seeks a service-oriented, user-focused Public Services Unit Supervisor with a strong commitment to access to lead our public services operations. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC). The Public Services Unit Supervisor has primary responsibility for managing and coordinating all reading room and remote reference activities. In conjunction with department colleagues, this position provides effective research support, optimizes access systems, and proposes new services and workflows as appropriate.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate ability for and commitment to providing responsive, personable, and expert public service. The Public Services Unit Supervisor will join a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to collaboratively advancing the Center’s educational and access missions. Working closely with curators and other department staff, the Supervisor interacts positively and inclusively with students, faculty, and the public, guiding users in how to find, use, and evaluate relevant resources, explaining techniques, policies, and procedures, and empowering individuals to conduct archival research. The Supervisor is a professional faculty member in the Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP), developing and nurturing relationships with colleagues inside and outside the library, and participate in shared governance of OSULP and OSU.

    The position supervises one Library Technician 3 classified position and a rotation of student assistants with public service duties. The position mobilizes these resources and others to establish a welcoming and secure environment, data-driven operations, and public service excellence in a lively special collections environment.

    Application deadline August 15, 2019.

    Find out more.

  • 28 Jun 2019 11:48 AM | Anonymous member

    TITLE: Museum Store Retail Manager
    DEPARTMENT:  Administration
    SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

    EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time salaried, exempt
    SALARY: $2968/month
    LOCATION: Corvallis/Philomath, Oregon

     Benton County Historical Society-Organization Description
    The Benton County Historical Society, headquartered in Philomath, Oregon, is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to: preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world; enrich people’s lives through exhibitions and educational programs.

     Job Summary

    The Museum Store Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for all activities involved in the oversight and delivery of successful operations of two museum stores: the Konick Family Museum Store in the Corvallis Museum, the Society’s principal retail outlet, and the museum store in the Philomath Museum. The store manager trains personnel, manages interns and volunteers, acts as lead buyer, responsible for merchandising and visual merchandising, financial management including understanding point of sales (POS) systems and executing work in a business-like manner. Digital and on-line marketing a plus. 2-5 years retail or store management experience required. Museum store experience preferred.

     Major Position Responsibilities
    Fiscal Management

    1. Develop and manage a strategy for long-term retail growth which is aligned with the overall mission of the Benton County Historical Society
    2. Develops and implements annual buying plan
    3. Submits an annual budget for approval to the Executive Director
    4. Checks and submits all purchase orders, invoices, statements for approval
    5. Submits all invoices promptly for approval and payment
    6. Responsible for daily sales receipts
    7. Determines merchandise price points and mark-up to assure a profit

    Procurement and Inventory

    1. Correctly updates and maintains inventory management systems with merchandise receipts and returns
    2. Seeks merchandise based on contemporaneous museum exhibitions
    3. Develops unique merchandise based on museum collections and brand
    4. Seeks artists to consign or sell work
    5. Check slow movers for mark-downs
    6. Check for reorders
    7. Work with the BCHS graphic designer to create print and digital publicity and advertising for the store. All communications must be approved for brand consistency by the executive director.
    8. Submits an annual report to the Executive Director

    Operations and Staff Management

    1. Develops an operation manual for the store
    2. Develops a volunteer personnel plan for store staff
    3. Implements orientation and sales training for volunteers and interns
    4. Develops and manages a web-based sales program in connection with the Museum’s web developer. Manages interns who may implement electronic marketing program: Facebook, Instagram, on-line purchasing programs
    5. Conducts monthly sales meetings; attends museum staff meetings
    6. Develops relationships with vendors

    Visual Merchandising

    1. Design and implement changing and creative displays. Plan and install seasonal merchandising themes and restocking
    2. Oversee physical condition of the store and fixtures; ensure security of inventory, assets, and personnel

     Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this Position
    Understands the mission/vision of the organization and can relate it to others, has excellent customer relations skills,must be able to bend and lift up to 30 lbs., has strong bookkeeping/QuickBooks skills, attention to detail,   respects other people’s viewpoints and skills, good listening and communication skills, computer skills, understands point of sales systems and credit applications (for approval) and electronic marketing sales.

    BA or BS in business, art, or history, or a combination of education and retail work experience.

    Must be able to work during Corvallis Museum operating hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, and during special extended hours.

     Please send cover letter, CV or resume, and a writing sample by July 31, 2019 to:

     Irene Zenev, Executive Director
    Benton County Historical Society
    PO Box 35, Philomath OR 97370


  • 28 Jun 2019 11:37 AM | Anonymous member


    TITLE:  Curator of Education
    DEPARTMENT:  Education
    SUPERVISOR:  Executive Director
    EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Full time, salaried, exempt.
    SALARY: $3,956/month
    LOCATION: Corvallis/Philomath, Oregon

    Benton County Historical Society-Organization Description
    The Benton County Historical Society, headquartered in Philomath, Oregon, is a nonprofit corporation that operates museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture.  Its mission is to: preserve the material and intellectual culture of Benton County, Oregon, by acquiring and caring for significant collections that illustrate and interpret the history of the area and its relationship to the world; enrich people’s lives through exhibitions and educational programs.

    Job Summary

    The Curator of Education will manage the educational programming for the Society’s two museum venues:  Corvallis Museum and Philomath Museum, ensuring that programs align with the BCHS mission by developing and implementing programs and activities that engage the community.

    Major Position Responsibilities

    §  Develops and implements museum activities and programs for all audiences: adults, students, teachers and families.

    §  Recruits, trains, and supervises docents and interns to help implement programs and ensure a positive visitor experience.

    §  Writes or assists in writing grant proposals and grant reporting to support education programs.

    §  Compiles various monthly and annual reports detailing department activities.

    §  Gives input to the Executive Director for expense budget for education programs.

    §  Develops and maintains collaborative relationships and partnerships with local and regional school districts. 

    §  Coordinates the production of education program materials including docent training manuals and curriculum materials. 

    §  Advises and manages the Docent Guild and provides staff support.

    §  Develops and maintains collaborative relationships and partnerships with local and regional non-profits and professional museum educators statewide.

    §  Other related duties as assigned.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for this Position

    • ·         B.A. in art, education or a related field; M.A. in Museum Studies preferred;
    • ·         Multi-lingual, especially in Spanish, preferred;
    • ·         Minimum of three years museum experience or equivalent;
    • ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • ·         Comfortable with public speaking and representing the BCHS in a public forum;
    • ·         Strong organization and project management skills;
    • ·         Knowledge of the theories and history of museum education;
    • ·         Knowledge of educational theory and practice;
    • ·         Ability to create age-appropriate learning experiences in art, history and culture;
    • ·         Ability to maintain collaborative relationships with area schools and teachers;
    • ·         Ability to promote all activities of the BCHS Education Department;
    • ·         Ability to supervise and inspire docents;
    • ·         Attention to detail and follow-through on long and short-term projects or goals;
    • ·         Ability to work as a team member with staff, volunteers and members of the Board;
    • ·         Ability to cultivate relationships with colleagues, museum members, and donors.

     Managerial Responsibilities
    Responsible to:  Executive Director
    Supervises directly:-Volunteers/Docents -Education interns

     Physical Demands and Work Environment

    Available to work during museum hours at the Corvallis Museum, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 5:30 pm; ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate after-hours education programs, events and activities; possession of a valid driver’s license; ability to lift up to 40 pounds; capable of operating a computer and understanding databases; capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously.

     Please send cover letter, CV or resume, and a writing sample by July 31, 2019 to:

     Irene Zenev, Executive Director
    Benton County Historical Society
    PO Box 35, Philomath OR 97370


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