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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

  • 21 Jul 2021 4:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Eugene Science Center, a hands-on science museum in Eugene, Oregon, seeks an enthusiastic individual experienced with engaging individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes in science education, with a strong emphasis on astronomy, to serve as Planetarium Manager.  The Planetarium Manager is an experienced, reliable, upbeat, and positive individual who primarily works with children in grades k – 8, along with their parents, teachers, and caregivers within ESC’s planetarium.  Position is also responsible for creating a fun, safe, and inclusive experience for each child, and will facilitate indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and lead STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required. Starting salary is $30,000/year with full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    The full position description, qualifications, and application instructions can be found on our website: https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/

    Deadline: Review of applications begins July 21; the position is open until filled.


  • 21 Jul 2021 4:54 PM | Anonymous member

    Eugene Science Center, a hands-on science museum in Eugene, Oregon, seeks an enthusiastic individual equipped with skills related to exhibit and facilities maintenance and repairs to serve as Exhibits & Facilities Technician. Position is responsible for performing and coordinating the maintenance and repairs of exhibits and exhibit-related projects, and performing facilities maintenance and repairs, including grounds maintenance. May assist in the development and fabrication of new museum exhibits and programmatic experiences.

    This is a part-time (24 hours/week) non-exempt position. Starting salary is $13.50/hour with some Eugene Science Center benefits provided. Potential to expand to full-time (40 hours/week) with full Eugene Science Center benefits in the future.

    The full position description, qualifications, and application instructions can be found on our website:  https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/

    Deadline: Review of applications is underway; the position is open until filled.


  • 21 Jul 2021 4:48 PM | Anonymous member

    Eugene Science Center, a hands-on science museum in Eugene, Oregon, seeks an enthusiastic individual equipped with skills related to managing all aspects of daily museum operations. Position is responsible for ensuring positive and memorable experiences for all Eugene Science Center guests through oversight of admissions, memberships, retail operations, customer service, and floor staffing. Serves as department head for the Guest Relations and Operations team and is a key participant in cross-departmental collaboration.

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week; preferably Tues-Sat) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required.  Starting salary is $32,500 with full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    The full position description, qualifications, and application instructions can be found on our website: https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/

    Deadline: Review of applications is underway; the position is open until filled.


  • 06 Jul 2021 10:09 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Application deadline 18-Jul-2021
    • Portland, OR, USA
    • $54,000 - $62,000 per year
    • Salary
    • Regular - Full-Time
    • Eligible for full benefits

    The Corporate Relations Officer is focused on building and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships that generate support from corporations to help OMSI achieve its mission and strategic goals. This position will work closely with members of the Development team and leadership on the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects. The Corporate Relations Officer will be an entrepreneurial self-starter able to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.

    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:

    • Manage a portfolio of corporate partners to reach annual revenue goals for corporate funding for operations and capital campaigns - with annual contributions from $5,000 to $100,000+;
    • Work collaboratively across the museum to identify funding opportunities, coordinate mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate partners for events, exhibits, and programs;
    • Coordinate corporate relations strategy for annual giving as well as building and developing pipelines and strategy for capital campaigns;
    • Maintain and grow relationships in the community to grow the corporate supporter base;
    • Incorporate DEI initiatives in corporate partnership stewardship and activities;
    • Write and develop proposals for corporate funding, memberships and sponsorships;
    • Consistently use and maintain records for tracking of corporate relationships in Salesforce;
    • Support corporate relationship development through the OMSI leadership team, development committee, and board.

    Find out more.

  • 06 Jul 2021 10:07 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Salaried, regular full-time exempt 
    • Salary:  $60,000+, dependent upon experience and bilingual skills

    The Curator of Education and Engagement is a visionary, strategic thought-partner that provides leadership, guidance and oversight of the Museum’s education initiatives for people of all ages. The Curator of Education and Engagement ensures delivery of relevant, engaging, inquiry-based, diverse, and inclusive mission-based experiences, digital offerings, and other educational programs at the Museum, in the community and beyond.

    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.

    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate for the position, e.g. education, interpretation, science communication, public history, anthropology, etc.
    • Demonstrated understanding of how people of learn
    • Commitment to and ability to take a multidisciplinary approach to education, interpretation and content development by incorporating natural science, history, culture and the arts to tell complex stories that include multiple perspectives in age-appropriate ways
    • Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity practices and embedding those practices throughout all of your work
    • Knowledge of current cultural field best practices, pedagogies and visitor studies
    • Proven ability and experience in building, mentoring and developing interdisciplinary teams that bring together a variety of collaborators throughout the Museum and in the community
    • Experience conducting training for staff, volunteers, educators or others
    • Experience managing staff
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills with an attention to detail as well as the big picture
    • Working experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of education programs
    • Experience managing multiple budgets and revenue streams

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Graduate degree in a field appropriate for the position
    • Spanish language proficient
    • Prior experience working on exhibits

    The position requires some evenings and weekends, working inside and outside.

    Find out more.

  • 06 Jul 2021 10:05 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Salaried, regular full-time exempt 
    • Salary Range: $53,000-$58,000, dependent upon experience

    The High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Natural History to provide all aspects of research, exhibition and program development about the natural history and the relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the High Desert. The Curator of Natural History will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to create thought-provoking exhibitions and inspiring community programs.

    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 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.

    Qualifications

    • Masters degree in zoology, biology, ecology or related field required; or combination of education and work experience (Bachelors degree, supplemented with 2 years curatorial experience)
    • Thorough knowledge of natural history with specific expertise in the High Desert and Intermountain West regions
    • Public speaking experience
    • Proven ability to work as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees, volunteers and the general public
    • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with a diverse range of groups and institutions, including federal agencies, museums, nonprofits and tribal nations
    • Understanding of, and commitment to, justice, equity, inclusion, accessibility and diversity practices
    • Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives and supports everyone’s efforts to succeed
    • Experience working with museum collections
    • Excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
    • Detailed-oriented while handling multiple projects and deadlines

    Preferred Experience and Skills

    • Proven curatorial track record of creating compelling exhibitions and public programs
    Find out more.
  • 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).

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    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.
    Find out more.

    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.
    Find out more.



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