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Curator of Exhibitions and Exhibits Preparators - Oregon Historical Society

06 Jul 2021 9:51 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Curator of Exhibitions

  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $58,000 - $63,000
  • Full Time

Exhibits Preparators

  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $19.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Curator of Exhibitions

The Curator of Exhibitions is responsible for developing dynamic and educational exhibitions that are reflective of the Oregon Historical Society's (OHS) mission, vision and strategic goals. This position reports to the Museum Director (MD).


  1. Curates, manages, and evaluates exhibitions under the leadership/direction of the Museum Director.
  2. Works with Museum Director to: create exhibition schedule, propose exhibitions, and develop curatorial direction for the institution.
  3. Researches and writes exhibition copy, and other interpretive materials, and as needed, provides content for grants/marketing/articles.
  4. Collaborates with OHS staff, community partners, advisors, designers, fabricators, and other contractors in development of OHS exhibitions and ancillary materials.
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Exhibits Preparators

The Oregon Historical Society is currently recruiting 2 Exhibits Preparators to join our team! The Exhibits Preparator assists the Exhibits Production team in the timely preparation, construction, installation, lighting, and de-installation of museum exhibitions as assigned, including temporary, traveling, and permanent exhibits.

This position is on-call, non-exempt with a schedule that varies according to the demands of the organization. The first project is expected to start in September. This position does not qualify for participation in the OHS benefits package. This position does not provide relocation assistance.

Essential Duties for the Exhibits Preparators are:

  1. Assists Exhibit Production team in change out of exhibit elements from gallery (cases, vinyl, panels, etc.); spackling and painting; deinstallation and installation of artifacts under supervision of Museum staff.
  2. Installs/deinstalls exhibit components including but not limited to, walls, floors, case work, text panels, photographic murals, vinyl wall treatments, and artifact mounts.
  3. Construct and assemble exhibit components and furnishings, including but not limited to, fabricating custom artifact mounts, as directed by Exhibit Production Manager and/or Registrar.
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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