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Assistant Director/Collections Manager - Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

05 Apr 2021 12:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
  • Job Title: Assistant Director/Collections Manager
  • Salary:$35,000-40,000/Year
  • FLSA Status:Exempt
  • Application deadline is April 16, 2021


Under direct supervision of the Museum Director, the Assistant Director/Collections Manager is responsible for management and daily operations of the museum's collections. S/he will plan and implement museum exhibitions and write grant proposals to fund museum operations, especially regarding collections and exhibits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works as “right hand” of executive director.
  • Has primary responsibility for object/specimen care and storage.
  • Registers and catalogues all items on computer and oversees employees and volunteers working in collections management.
  • Transcribes physical accession records onto PastPerfect software
  • Takes charge of large deaccession projects
  • Advises the Museum Director of any changes in collections' status.
  • Writes grants to support the museum’s mission and goals—especially grants to support exhibit costs and educational programs
  • Plans exhibits with other museum staff and prepares relevant artifacts for exhibitions.
  • Participates in cultural and oral history preservation projects.
  • Participates in the annual Festival of Trees and other events at museum
  • Attends staff meetings, training and workshops
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work well with others, including diverse personalities of museum visitors and volunteers
  • Practice good organizational and time management skills.
  • Be flexible and able to meet challenges as they arise.
  • Adaptable and willing to work in many different capacities.
  • “Go-getter” attitude with proactive work approach
  • Willing and able to hear and adapt to many varying opinions and requests amongst the board of directors
  • Competent in museum recordkeeping procedures.
  • Fluency in English. Other language fluency also a plus.
  • Ability to work with little supervision, and bring innovative approach to work environment.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in history, arts, or museum studies preferred or 4 years equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Collections Management Database systems, PastPerfect preferred.
  • Experience with handling and housing artifacts and archival collections.
  • Strong verbal and written communicative skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel for training and other business-related purposes.
  • Must possess a current valid Driver's License.


Starting salary of $35,000-$40,000 per year for a full-time schedule is commensurate with experience. Additionally, full-time employees receive paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays (including one personal day), and health insurance coverage.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and three professional/educational references to director@tcpm.org

Find out more.

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