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OMA members are invited to post jobs directly by logging in here. Non-member organizations can e-mail job announcements to connect@oregonmuseums.org.

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

  • 10 Jan 2020 11:29 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Junior Research and Evaluation Associate leads some Evaluation and Visitor Studies activities while providing assistance on others. Activities may include proposal writing, literature reviews, study design, data collection, data entry, data analysis, and report writing. Activities will support exhibit, program, and organizational development.

    Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

    • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
    • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


    • Serve as a team member of OMSI divisions, projects, and committees as assigned; liaison with other divisions as appropriate for the position.
    • Help assess educational and experiential value of existing and developing exhibits and programs
    • Initiate and/or support OMSI's research and evaluation process for individual projects.
    • Lead or support the development of research and evaluation instruments.
    • Lead or support the preparation and execution of data activities including literature reviews, data collection, and data analysis as assigned.
    • Compile research and evaluation findings, interpret data, develop recommendations, and/or write final report.
    • Lead or support reporting and dissemination processes
    • Help manage project budgets and timelines as assigned
    • Liaise with external collaborators, clients, and contractors, including helping to manage contracts, as assigned
    • Support organizational and team processes including ideating, framework development, planning, and decision-making.


    • Support ethical treatment of human research and evaluation participants. Complete related training as required
    • Support accessibility and inclusion
    • Support fiscal responsibility
    • Support practices for gathering evidence for informed decisions and actions
    • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
    • Salary $19.95 - $21.25
    • This position is On-Call, scheduled for <19 hours/week.
  • 10 Jan 2020 11:15 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    TITLE: Executive Director

    ORGANIZATION: McMinnville Downtown Association (MDA)

    COMPENSATION: $50,000-$60,000; 120 hours PTO; 7 paid holidays (New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas);  optional employer-paid health insurance; IRA eligibility after 3 years.


    McMinnville Downtown Association’s mission is to work to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.


    The Executive Director works closely with the MDA leadership and stakeholders to support the Organization’s work. Thisperson is responsible to act as the face of the McMinnville Downtown Association and to advocate for the mission, vision and values of the MDA.


    • Attend meetings with elected officials, developers and downtown stakeholders as directed by the Board of Directors
    • Focus on the four strategic areas: Economic Vitality, Marketing and Promotions, Design as well as Preservation, Organization and Capacity Building
    • Work with the MDA Board of Directors, Program Partners, and volunteer committees to cultivate a more active, vibrant and sustainable downtown
    • Manage the day-to-day operation of the non-profit MDA guided by annual goals and work plans as directed by the Board of Directors
    • Develop a sustainable funding plan
    • Supervise staff
    • Manage and grow program funding through renewal of the Downtown EID, funding from the City of McMinnville, event income, sponsorships and successful grant writing.
    • Develop and oversee volunteer program
    • Facilitate relationships between MDA community stakeholders
    • Set budget expectations for committees
    • Support membership outreach

    Deadline for application is January 24, 2020.


    Please submit your resume, a one-page cover letter, and three professional references via email to: Heather Miller, heather@localflowhealthbar.com by Jan. 24th, 2020. Rolling interviews will be conducted as soon as applications arrive. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Find out more.

  • 10 Jan 2020 11:11 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Salary Range: $5,140 - $7,222

    Position Title: Community Arts Development Coordinator (PA3)

    Job Description:

    Business Oregon is seeking a Community Arts Development Coordinator (Program Analyst 3) to join our Arts & Culture Division. This position supports the Oregon Arts Commission that provides leadership, funding and arts programs through its grants, special initiatives and services. Are you passionate about advancing Oregon’s community arts vitality and do you enjoy collaborating with stakeholders to deliver arts training and technical assistance? Do you thrive in detail-oriented work such as; application review training, reviewing applications for completeness and compliance, and administering grant-making programs? This is a sensational opportunity for an individual possessing the right balance of these skills and passion for Oregon’s community arts programs.  

    What you will do!

    The Community Development Coordinator is responsible for providing statewide services and managing grant-making programs for communities that are addressing issues, problems, or opportunities using arts as the primary means of advancement. This position manages the agency’s relationship with the statewide network of local arts councils and community partners. The Coordinator manages the Arts Build Communities Program, the Small Operating Support program, and one or more discipline-based programs within the Operating Support Program.  This position provides direct technical assistance to local arts organizations. 

    Additionally, as the Community Development Coordinator, you will:

    • Create and maintain relationships with multiple partners, local, statewide national, and grant making organizations.
    • Design and manage grant programs to achieve agency goals and objectives. 
    • Work directly with Program, Grant and Office Coordinators to ensure consistency in program delivery and technical assistance to guarantee professionalism with our constituents. 
    • Review all applications for completeness and compliance with Arts Commission guidelines and perform application reviews for eligibility and completeness.
    • Identify eligible applicants and promote grant opportunities, particularly to underserved communities.
    • Develop relationships with Business Oregon’s Regional Development Officers to strengthen collaboration for community arts development.
    Application deadline is January 28, 2020.

    Find out more.

  • 08 Jan 2020 8:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Summary of Position     

    The Board of Directors of the World of Speed Motorsports Museum (World of Speed) seeks a dynamic and proven leader to set the course for one of Oregon’s most exciting and innovative new nonprofits. This is an opportunity to lead an organization that is carving out a unique place on a local, national, and international stage with a clear sense of purpose and an eye towards the future.


    World of Speed is at a challenging point in its development. Having experienced steady growth since opening successfully five years ago, the next Executive Director will be charged with leading the organization through its next stage of development, which will focus on establishing a strategic roadmap for long-term sustainability. The Executive Director is responsible for leading all aspects of museum operations and programs, including institutional and community leadership, exhibits and programs, financial management, fundraising, and building the organization’s visibility and impact.


    About World of Speed  

    World of Speed, a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, opened to the public in 2015 with a mission to provide education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of motorsports. Presented in its 91,000 square foot facility, the World of Speed visitor experience features historic race vehicles and memorabilia that tell the story of motorsports culture and America’s leadership role in the world of motorsports. Through regularly changing exhibits and an extensive Archive, the Museum offers visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the motorsports world. World of Speed’s galleries include roughly a dozen unique exhibits, both permanent and temporary, bringing together motorsport vehicles, artifacts, music, videos, and interactive elements that offer engaging and educational experiences for all ages. Education is at the heart of World of Speed’s mission; programming ranges from summer camps and high school automotive education classes to adult workshops and lectures, all designed to provide interactive experiences that inspire the next generation of automotive technologists and enthusiasts.


    World of Speed has an annual operating budget of approximately $4 million, employs 20 staff, and is supported by approximately 70 volunteers. This is supplemented by shared services provided by World of Speed’s co-founder.


    About Portland and Wilsonville 

    Portland is Oregon’s largest city and sits on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in the shadow of Mount Hood. Portland is a vibrant city that consistently ranks highly in quality of life and is home to a mindful community dedicated to keeping its city sustainable, innovative, and accessible. Portland is frequently recognized as one of the world's most environmentally conscious cities with its high walkability, large community of bicyclists, farm-to-table dining, expansive network of public transportation options, and over 10,000 acres of public parks. The city hosts thriving art, theater, and music scenes and has a population of 650,000 within its city limits and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area.


    Located 15 miles south of Portland along the Willamette River, Wilsonville began as a small farming community and is now a fast-growing city of almost 25,000. The city serves as a gateway to the urban Portland metro area to the north and the rich agricultural lands and wine country of the Willamette Valley; Wilsonville offers both city amenities and rural attractions. It has a diverse economy strengthened by leading firms in the high-tech industry and numerous warehousing and distribution facilities. Wilsonville is an economic engine for the region and a carefully planned city that draws residents, families, and businesses seeking an attractive, environmentally sensitive community. Wilsonville and the surrounding communities of West Linn and Lake Oswego are considered highly desirable places to live, have highly regarded schools, and a well-developed system of parks and trails.



    The Executive Director reports to the World of Speed Board of Directors and has full authority and responsibility as the chief executive officer of World of Speed. Responsibilities include:

    • Providing leadership to the staff and Board to develop and implement an overall vision for World of Speed that maximizes the Museum’s potential as an entertaining and educational resource.
    • Implementing impactful and high-quality exhibitions and educational programs.
    • Providing management and motivation to the staff, including participating in the selection and hiring of staff, conducting performance evaluations, establishing guidelines for staff salaries, and ensuring compliance with appropriate personnel policies and human resource procedures.
    • Diversifying sources of revenue, including earned and contributed income, in support of the Museum’s mission and goals, and maintaining productive relationships with donors and prospects.
    • Developing and maintaining sound financial practices and managing World of Speed in a fiscally responsible manner within the Board-approved budget and in accordance with accepted nonprofit financial accounting practices.
    • Being active and visible in the community, working closely with other professional, civic, and private organizations, and developing creative community partnerships.
    • Establishing a successful Marketing Plan and awareness of World of Speed as a regional, national, and international destination.
    • Maintaining a productive partnership with World of Speed’s Board of Directors and founder.
    • Encouraging an organizational culture characterized by effective management and inspiration to World of Speed staff, Board, and volunteers.


    Ideal Candidate Characteristics  

    The ideal candidate will possess the following:

    • Enthusiasm for the World of Speed mission and an appreciation for motorsports
    • Entrepreneurial spirit to grow World of Speed
    • Innovative and collaborative leadership
    • Administrative and management skills, a high level of initiative, and creative and flexible problem-solving skills, supported by a record of accomplishment
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Effective financial management skills
    • An open and transparent communication style that keeps the staff and Board informed on relevant issues in real time
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising
    • The ability to engage with and convey a strategic vision to various constituencies
    • Strong interpersonal skills resulting in the ability to build effective relationships with all stakeholders
    • Attention to detail, combined with the ability to prioritize key objectives



    A minimum five years of leadership and management experience in progressively more responsible positions in a nonprofit or museum setting. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.



    Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A benefits package will also be provided.


    Application Procedure  

    Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:


    Museum Management Consultants, Inc.



    Position is open until filled

  • 06 Jan 2020 10:22 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position: Gallery Manager
    Hours: Full time, 40 Hours/Week, Exempt
    Salary: $45,000 - $50,000

    The Art Gallery Manager develops, executes, and oversees activities to ensure the successful operation and sales of the Columbia Center for the Arts Art Gallery. The position also serves as the liaison/ambassador to the public, gallery patrons, CCA artists, and volunteers. The Gallery Manager coordinates all aspects of the everyday operations of the gallery and serves as a resource for artists and community members. In addition, the Gallery Manager manages overall tickets sales for the center.

    Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Hood River, Oregon, in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving arts center enhances opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community and throughout the Pacific Northwest to participate in visual and preforming arts, and arts education. The mission of Columbia Center for the Arts is to cultivate the arts in the Columbia River Gorge by providing
    experiences that touch the heart, challenge the intellect, and spark conversation. The organization supports a community that values, participates, and partners in the arts.

    Duties include:

    • Manage gallery retail sales, customer service, on-line promotion, marketing, and community outreach.
    • Ensure annual Gallery ‘net projected budget’ is met.
    • Oversee customer service; greet and assist patrons, provide information on Center events, and offers background and information on Gallery artists.
    • Manage Gallery budget and inventory, including budget development, tracking sales and inventory, pricing Gallery items, data entry, and reporting functions.
    • Manage all Gallery scheduling, including coverage during open hours, Gallery coverage during appropriate performance events, and coverage of Gallery events.
    • Responsible for overseeing the installation and strike and maintenance of all Gallery and lobby shows throughout the year.
    • Coordinate the Gallery Committee monthly meetings, prepare committee reports to board and facilitate exhibition selection and jurying of artists with the Committee for Gallery shows throughout the year.
    • Manage artists, including communication with artists, solicitation of work; serve as conduit for marketing materials, track commissions, determine payments, and mail checks.
    • Recruit, train and manage gallery staff and volunteers.
    • Coordinate and manage all details of Gallery events: First Fridays, special events, artist receptions, events associated with curated shows, etc.
    • Perform administrative functions for the Gallery, including ordering supplies as needed, shipping artwork, keeping equipment in working order, and coordinating year-end cleaning and inventory.
    • Partner with the Executive Director on grant projects and on fostering partnerships with community stakeholders.
    • Make sure employee reviews are completed on-time and manages any disciplinary actions in compliance with the CCA Employee Manual.
    • Take responsibility for cleanliness, clean up, and maintenance of the Gallery and gallery workroom.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Community builder and collaborative team player.
    • Creative thinker and problem solver.
    • Strong background in sales.
    • Working knowledge of social media platforms, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Access.
    • Ability to cultivate new patrons and patron retention with emphasis on repeat buyers.
    • Proven ability to manage and achieve income goals consistently.
    • Organized with strong analytical skills, and detail-oriented.
    • Able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to network with previous artists who showed in gallery and also attracting new artists in the community who would be interested in showing their work.
    • Knowledge and the ability to implement strong customer service and to articulate this to all volunteers.
    • Strong knowledge in planning, co-coordinating activities and special events.
    • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
    • A genuine interest and knowledge of art.
    • Available Tuesday through Saturday with flexibility around event scheduling.

    Education: Requires knowledge of visual arts, a BA or higher in liberal arts, business, or related field, plus 2-3 years of art gallery management experience: preferably in the arts or non-profit organizations.

    Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds (shipping of boxes, artwork, cubes for displays, etc.) and climb ladders (handle artwork, access storage areas and lights). Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.

    Gallery Manager is expected to work one weekend day/week. Weekend days must be staffed by Gallery Manager or Gallery Assistant or volunteer.

    Please submit resume and cover letter to director@columbiaarts.org

    Find out more.

  • 27 Dec 2019 2:20 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Category: Management/Supervisory
    Position Type: Regular Full-Time
    Job Type: Faculty
    Salary Range: commensurate with experience; average salary for experienced OHSU Library department directors is $100,000

    The Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.  Our mission is to advance the effective, efficient, and ethical use of information in support of education, research, and healthcare.  

    The Director of Special Collections is responsible for the care, development and leadership of OHSU’s collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts and artifacts and the Library’s engagement with historical research and programming. This position provides services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university’s missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service. The appointee works competently and sensitively with a broadly diverse constituency with regards to many facets of identity, including, but not limited to, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. 

    Function/Duties of Position

    The duties of this position include:

    • Provides leadership for university archives and historical collections, establishing a vision for the long-term development of all special collections, identifying resource needs and cultivating opportunities for growth.
    • Directs operations for the unit, including managing faculty, classified staff, students and volunteers. Plans and monitors unit budget and expenditures.
    • Curates rare book collections, including oversight of collection development, cataloging, preservation and outreach involving rare books.
    • Manages and coordinates the OHSU Oral History Program and other special initiatives.
    • Effectively promotes and assesses engagement with the history of health sciences to the OHSU community and the public through library services, spaces, instruction, resources and programming. 
    • Plans, oversees, and evaluates historical programming and collaborates on other public events with logistical support from Library Administration, coordinating with Access Services and the Educational, Research & Clinical Outreach departments as appropriate. 
    • Works with the University Librarian and Library Administrator to manage space planning for special collections, including exhibits and events, secure and accessible space for researchers to work with materials, and ensuring appropriate storage of materials.
    • Produces communications about special collections, ensuring consistent messaging that reflects institutional priorities in collaboration with the library’s platform managers and committees as well as OHSU Communications units.
    • In collaboration with Library Administration and the OHSU Foundation, cultivates potential donors and stewards relationships with donors supporting any aspect of the library.
    • Seeks external funding and grants that benefit the university archives and historical collections, or increase public engagement with the library.
    • In coordination with the University Librarian, represents the library to key agencies, institutions, and communities.
    • Develops unit policies and procedures; contributes to library and university policy and procedure development; contributes as a leader on the library’s management team; serves on university and library committees.
    • Conducts professional scholarship, teaching, and service.
  • 04 Dec 2019 3:24 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Five Oaks Museums (formerly Washington County Museum) is now accepting proposals for two Guest Curator opportunities:

    1. The 2020 Summer Exhibit Guest Curatorship focused on fine art
    2. 2020-21 School-year Exhibit Guest Curatorship focused on cultural and historical content

    Do you want to share your unique cultural perspectives and help shape the defining stories of our region?

    The Guest Curator program at the museum de-centers the authoritative voice of major exhibits, creating a platform for culturally embedded storytelling. Guest Curators have creative control over the design, content, and texts of a major exhibit filling the museum’s 1,200 square foot exhibit hall. Staff will support the Guest Curators in utilizing the museum’s cultural resources, developing curriculum, logistics and project management as needed.

    Info Session: Tuesday, January 14th from 1-3pm


    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.

    Summer Exhibit: $1,000 / School-year Exhibit: $3,000

    Application Period Closes: Monday, February 3rd at 5pm

    Find out more.

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