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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

  • 22 May 2023 9:18 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Salary: $55,128
    Apply here:
    This is a term-limited position anticipated to end December 2024.

    The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University (JSMA at PSU) aspires to create an environment that sparks creativity, shares perspectives, and stirs curiosity. By providing free access to rich, inclusive, and interdisciplinary programming, JSMA at PSU creates space for new audiences and seasoned supporters to engage with art and artists while re-imagining the potential for university museums.

    The Henry Luce Curator of Academic Programs facilitates the use of Portland State University Art Collection and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibitions for academic and teaching purposes,
    focusing primarily on teaching within the museum’s galleries. This position engages with faculty to incorporate art in the collection and JSMA exhibitions into their curricula and they will also collaborate with departments and centers to develop projects and programs that bridge art with other disciplines.

    This position will also curate small exhibitions in the Broadway galleries and collaborate with guest curators for JSMA exhibitions. The position may supervise student interns.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Initiate, design, and lead university class visits exploring the university’s collection and JSMA exhibitions. Research upcoming exhibitions and communicate with faculty. Create exhibition descriptions identifying related academic topics, conduct information and discussion sessions with curators, and present this information at relevant faculty meetings. Connect artworks in exhibitions and collection to course offerings and interdisciplinary academic projects and initiatives.
    • Assist in the coordination of guest-curated exhibitions at the JSMA. The position will also curate and coordinate small exhibitions in the Broadway Galleries located in Lincoln Hall. Creating exhibitions that are relevant to programs on campus. Develop concepts with faculty and students and guide them in the selection of artworks, and the writing and editing of explanatory and interpretive text and tombstones.
    •  Work with Exhibition Manager, Preparators, and interns for installations. Work with Marketing & Engagement staff to promote and publicize exhibitions. Supervise departmental interns. Train gallery attendants to guide class visits to exhibitions. Evaluate performance and provide feedback on improvement.
    •  Integrate data collection, measurement, and assessment into museum processes and programs. Monitor effectiveness, gathering and analyzing qualitative and quantitative statistics, and other engagement metrics for evaluation, reports, and grants and funding proposals. Ensure timely and collegial responses to questions and feedback from visitors and others.
    • Write and edit content about Academic Programs activities and initiatives for various reports. Participate in conferences related to Academic Programs, staying up-to-date with best practices and establishing relationships with colleagues at other institutions. Assist in preparation and tracking of departmental budget, and in tracking of relevant installation budgets.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • MA in art history or related humanities field.
    • At least 3 years of experience involving museum, academic, or instructional activities, working with faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.
    • At least 3 years museum or gallery experience working with and interpreting art objects is required.
    • Strong orientation toward collaborative and interdisciplinary work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, and the ability to work both autonomously and collectively as needed.
    • Strong visual literacy and critical thinking skills.
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Highly developed organizational capabilities and ability to work autonomously and collectively in a fast-paced environment. Excellent writing and research skills.
    • Deep commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and collaboration with a cross-disciplinary approach to original works of art.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5 years of experience working in a university museum.
    • 5 years of experience involving museum, academic, or instructional activities, working with faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.
    • Demonstrated experience developing interdisciplinary programs for university audiences.
    • Demonstrated experience developing methods for evaluating programs.
    Apply here:

  • 16 May 2023 5:15 PM | Anonymous member

    Title: Executive Director

    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Salary: $80,000-90,000

    Status: Full-time, Exempt

    Benefits: 20 days of PTO and 14 paid holidays, health insurance, relocation stipend, wellness stipend, additional benefits

    Supervision: Supervises 4 employees and 2 contractors

    Location: Crow’s Shadow is on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

    (CTUIR), 10 minutes east of Pendleton, Oregon

    Our mission is to be a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development.

    Our Place

    Crow's Shadow is located amongst the rolling hills at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains, in the traditional homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR). Crow's Shadow is a ten-minute drive from the vibrant small town of Pendleton and is a three hour drive/half hour flight from Portland; 45 minutes from the vineyards, galleries, and colleges of Walla Walla, WA; a short drive from the dramatic scenery of the Columbia River Gorge; and immediately adjacent to beautiful rangeland, forests, and wilderness areas that are perfect for recreating in and inspiring creativity.

    About Us

    Located on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) in beautiful Eastern Oregon, Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts’s vision is a world illumined and elevated through the genius of Indigenous creativity. Our programs include a world-class print studio which partners with Native and non-Native artists from around the nation, as well as a print gallery, traditional Indigenous arts workshops, and youth arts education programs.

    Crow's Shadow prints have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars of income for majority Indigenous and BIPOC artists, have been featured in national exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial, and have been collected by prominent private collectors and public institutions including the Whitney Museum, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Library of Congress, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and more.

    A 2019 feature in the New York Times hailed Crow's Shadow as a "hub for contemporary Native American artists nationwide...[attracting] some of the biggest Indigenous names in contemporary art." Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Crow's Shadow is poised for growth.

    Where We’re Headed

    Crow’s Shadow has a clear vision for a new purpose-built facility to house our printmaking studio, art gallery, workshops, and spaces for artists-in-residence. In March 2023, to demonstrate its confidence in the CSIA and our plans for the future, the CTUIR Board of Trustees generously provided a no-cost, long-term lease on ten acres of scenic land on which to build this beacon for contemporary Native arts.

    An important first step for the new Executive Director will be to hire Crow’s Shadow first Development Director, who will provide the necessary support to grow our donor base and conduct the capital campaign. Funding for this position has been secured. We have a national reputation for artistic excellence, a strong financial base, and a passionate and growing community of supporters, donors, collectors, and artists. Now, we seek an experienced executive director to lead us into our next thirty years and beyond.

    The Role

    Crow’s Shadow is seeking applicants with a combination of related experience and/or strong aptitude in the following areas:

    ● Leading, conceptualizing, planning, and executing complex projects with others, including capital campaigns.

    ● Leadership and management experience in a nonprofit, grassroots collective, business, or government entity, with nonprofit experience preferred.

    ● Experience working with Native American communities.

    ● Fundraising and capital campaign experience.

    ● Direct connections and strong relationships with philanthropy and the arts community-at-large, either regionally or nationally.

    ● Emotional and cultural intelligence with the ability to communicate and connect with community members, funders, artists, and arts leaders.

    The Executive Director leads a team that includes the Master Printer, Apprentice Printer, Traditional Arts Manager, and Marketing Manager as staff, and accountant and bookkeeper contractors. Funding has already been secured to add a Development Director. Rounding out the organization is a talented Board of majority Native and non-Native artists, educators, Tribal leaders, business owners, nonprofit experts, and other professionals.


    Strategic Leadership

    ● Work with the board of directors and staff to create and implement an updated strategic vision for Crow's Shadow that leverages opportunities for growth.

    ● Work with staff to ensure robust programming and a workplace culture that is sustainable, well-resourced, and fulfilling.


    ● Establish and nurture relationships with partners, funders, collectors, and donors.

    ● Hire and work with the Development Director to design and implement a sustainable fundraising strategy; lead individual, grants, and corporate fundraising until the Development Director is hired.

    ● Represent Crow’s Shadow at key fundraising meetings and events, and help cultivate new supporters and raise visibility.

    ● Work with staff and possible consultants to plan and implement a capital campaign to fund CSIA’s new home.


    ● Oversee staff coordination of maintenance and use of the facility.

    ● Oversee operational and administrative systems of the organization including bookkeeping, files, sales, and all other support/tracking systems.

    ● Maintain personnel files, oversee payroll, and lead recruitment and hiring.

    Financial Management

    ● Ensure responsible fiscal management of the organization by developing and tracking the annual budget.

    ● Review financial reports regularly in partnership with bookkeeper and board.


    ● Manage marketing staff, overseeing marketing and communications content across a variety of outreach channels, in order to promote print sales, exhibitions, workshops, events, and fundraising opportunities.


    Art Gallery

    ● Curate or oversee the curation of exhibitions drawn from our permanent collection of prints created at CSIA.

    ● Work with staff to facilitate print sales and print promotion and to host events.

    Program Supervision and Support

    ● Oversee the development and execution of annual programs with community impact and artistic value in alignment with the Strategic Plan.

    ● Provide supervision for staff and contractors, evaluate staff performance annually, and promote staff development.

    Board Relations and Governance

    ● Work closely with the board of directors, and especially the executive committee, to ensure the good governance and financial security of CSIA, including the preparation of regular reports to the board.

    ● Serve as liaison between board and staff. 

    Communications and Public Relations

    ● Represent CSIA to all stakeholder groups and individuals in coordination with staff and the Board of Directors, including public speaking.

    ● Assist staff in ongoing promotion of CSIA through all media forms and events.

    Preferred Qualifications

    ● Experience working with Indigenous communities and nations.

    ● Proven nonprofit leadership experience.

    ● A successful track record of fundraising from foundations, corporations, individuals, and agencies.

    ● Experience in the structure and implementation of a successful capital campaign.

    ● Experience working in cross-cultural settings and working effectively with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

    ● Knowledge of Native contemporary and traditional arts and of contemporary art markets.

    ● Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related academic discipline or equivalent work experience.

    ● A commitment to honoring the history and legacy of Crow’s Shadow while advancing and growing its signature programs.

    We recognize that many desirable candidates will not have all of these preferred experiences or qualifications. We understand that skills are transferable and learnable: if you feel this position aligns with your experience and interests, we encourage you to apply. Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Tribal Members, people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LBGTQ+ candidates.

    To Apply:

    Rose City Philanthropy has been retained for this search. Please submit your resumé or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing your interest in CSIA’s mission and how your experience has prepared you for this position via a Word or PDF attachment to Please format the subject line of your email with your last name followed by the organization name and the position. Example: Miller_CSIA_ED. Application materials will be reviewed the first week of June, 2023.

    To enquire about the position please contact Lara Miller at Rose City Philanthropy specializes in recruiting leadership talent for mission-driven organizations. We work closely with the board, staff, and the community to create an inclusive process that is informed by a variety of perspectives.

  • 11 May 2023 5:42 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Visitor Services Manager
    REPORTS TO: Vice President, of Operations
    STATUS: Full-Time, Fully Benefited, Exempt
    LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
    COMPENSATION: $50,000-55,000 (Depending on experience)

    Our Lan Su Chinese Garden mission is to cultivate an oasis of tranquil beauty and harmony to inspire, engage and educate our global community in the appreciation of a richly authentic Asian culture.

    Lan Su may have the purposeful career you have been wanting to grow with this position scope: In this dynamic role you will support Lan Su’s Visitor Services operations in order to create memorable
    experiences for our visitors. You will lead our Visitor Services Associate (VSA) team which is the responsible for the daily operations of Lan Su, including opening and closing the garden, assisting visitors and volunteers on the plaza/front gate, and throughout our garden, and occasionally assisting with after-hours special events. In addition to this, you will use manage, report and reconcile financials from admissions revenue and utilize data to assist in visitor and business development.

    Essential Responsibilities:
    • Supervises two full-time and six or more part-time employees, on a regular basis. Collaborates with the Retail and Art Manager on the delegation and execution of appropriate responsibilities to staff
    to facilitate smooth flow of operations.
    • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion, and termination of employees, or makes related recommendations that are given weight. Assists in staff training.
    • Leads service standards to ensure the best possible experience. Interacts with visitors and members in a proactive and engaging way selling tickets, memberships, and merchandise.
    • Serve as the team's go-to person for customer service issues. Manage visitor emails and voicemails.
    • Coordinates advance ticket and gate sales for activities and events, consulting with marketing and programming on promotional activities and logistics.
    • Evaluate optimal hours and ticket pricing structure based on data, peer pricing, tourism trends. Choose ticket promotions judiciously using such data.
    • Coordinates with Membership Department to perform onsite membership sales.
    • Develops and executes strategies to increase admission, including partnering with travel, hotels, tours, Oldtown community for promotional opportunities.
    • Partners with peer managers to produce exceptional garden events and programs.
    • Manages facility rentals.
    • Troubleshoots hardware and software needs for frontline staff.
    • Manages and books group sales.

    • Assists with Facility and Operation projects.
    • Reconciles admissions sales with cash deposits. Ensures daily cash register opening and closing procedures and register accuracy and integrity are maintained by all staff on duty. Maintains accurate starting tills and banks for all retail locations.
    • Projects admission annual budget and monitors throughout the year. Compiles reports regarding admissions.
    • Executes garden safety and security protocols and procedures. Ensures incident reports are completed.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 10 May 2023 8:45 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Salary range: $44,496- $75,516

    Apply here:

    The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts at Oregon State University is seeking an Education and Volunteer Programs Manager. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position.

    The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and facilitating k-12 field trips, youth programs, teacher programs and audience engagement initiatives and events. This position will also play a key role in
    establishing and managing a volunteer program, which will include developing and leading training sessions. The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager will support a robust programming season by acting as manager on duty and providing front of house support when needed.

    The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Audience Engagement to set the scope and tone for educational and volunteer programs across the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts. This position will
    require a dependable, self-motivated individual who has direct experience facilitating programs, planning, and implementing training, and working with volunteers.

    Scheduled to open in Spring 2024, the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts is a new $70M building currently under construction. The facility features a 490-seat recital hall, a black box theater, a 3,000 square foot gallery, and additional art presentation spaces, classrooms, and programming locations. In addition, the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts will act as a convener for a variety of arts activities throughout the OSU network, which includes units on the Corvallis campus, the Cascades campus and beyond.

    The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager will report to the Associate Director of Audience Engagement and Education. The individual will engage closely with teams across the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts and will work with Oregon State
    University faculty, student interns, student employees, graduate fellows, and volunteers. As a start-up organization, the Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts seeks an enterprising and energetic individual who is comfortable working in the context of a
    developing organization in which organizational and operational decisions are still being made.

    Position Duties

    40% Education and audience engagement program coordination, implementation, and facilitation.

    The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager collaborates with Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts (PVRCCA) staff, precollege programs partners, OSU faculty, artists, and community  members to develop and facilitate in-person, and/or virtual
    educational experiences.

    Supports K-12 School and Teacher Programs as follows:

    • Works closely with the Associate Director of Audience Engagement and Education to develop logistics and curriculum for the school field trip program at the PVRCCA.
    • Coordinates and implements field trip programs, after school programs, camps and other educational programs as needed for K-12 learners.
    • Coordinates and implements professional development workshops for classroom teachers and informal educators.
    • Handles field trip program logistics, calendar, registration, and teacher communication. Includes assisting with youth program safety training and compliance in alignment with OSU’s Office of Youth Safety and Compliance requirements and protocols including monitoring OSU’s Safety of Minors Policy and integrating updates when needed.
    • Supports the general needs of education and audience engagement at the PVRCCA as follows
    • Supports and/or facilitates audience engagement events, workshops, and initiatives at the PVRCCA and affiliated locations (may require travel).
    • Responsible for inventory and maintenance of supplies and materials used for programs.
    • Reserves, secures, and coordinates program spaces.
    • Represents the PVRCCA to and communicates effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and program participants, including teachers, k-12 students, event attendees, OSU students, interns, volunteers, partners, artists, donors, special guests, and the general public.
    • Directs and supervises student staff and volunteers.

    40% Volunteer Oversight and Training

    The Education and Volunteer Programs Manager will oversee the experience and general training of volunteers and interns at the PVRCCA. This position will work with the Associate Director of Audience Engagement and Education to develop a new volunteer
    program and to create recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies. This position will play a key role in implementing onboarding training for volunteers, interns and student
    employees and will work to prepare for future expansion and growth of the PVRCCA volunteer program. They will provide general support to volunteers and interns, including responding to inquiries, creating reports and handling oversight of schedules and the
    volunteer database.

    The Education and Volunteer Programs manager will oversee the onsite presence of volunteers and representatives of community art partners and OSU colleges. This includes acting as manager on duty, ensuring that partner volunteers and representatives are trained appropriately, and being responsible for locking and unlocking facilities.

    15% Front of House Operations

    This position will work closely with the Front of House and Guest Experience Manager to oversee front of house and gallery volunteers during events and public hours. They will be cross trained in front of house and box office operations and will be ready to support the front of house/box office and direct and supervise volunteers and student staff.

    5% Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

    Performs other duties relevant to the general areas of the position as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 04 May 2023 11:44 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Type: Full-time
    • Salary Description: $52,041 - $57,699

    The Museum Educator ensures that the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) provides high-quality educational opportunities and services to teachers, students, and the public, in ways that advance OHS’s strategic priorities and values, including integrity, accessibility, equity and inclusion, and enhanced belonging.

    Responsibilities of the Museum Educator include producing family-friendly programming and events at OHS, developing tours and supports for permanent and temporary exhibits, leading tours, assessing feedback and implementing strategies to improve tours, training and supporting volunteer educators who lead student and adult tours, supporting development of OHS exhibitions, and providing expertise regarding classroom and museum educational best practices and ensuring they are in alignment with Oregon State Standards where applicable. The Museum Educator is cross trained with the Visitor Experience team and provides occasional back-up at the Admissions Desk. This position is a part of the OHS collective bargaining unit.


    1. Responsible for the school-tour program, including developing content and procedures for exhibition tours led by self and volunteer educators for K–20 groups and adult groups and developing new programs to create more opportunities for groups to engage with exhibits in ways that support OHS’s commitment to accessibility, equity and inclusion, and enhanced belonging.

    2. Designs and implements volunteer educator trainings, materials, and evaluations using best practices to increase accessibility and to support Oregon State Standards where applicable. Works collaboratively with volunteer educators and the OHS Visitor Experience team to coordinate tours, schedule volunteer educators to lead tours, and provide tour support.

    3. Manages the OHS’ youth-engagement programs, including but not limited to setting themes, coordinating with volunteers and coworkers, and using best educational practices to develop and implement activities, with a focus on increasing accessibility and equity and inclusion. 


    • Responsible for the planning, scheduling, and implementing of a variety of education programs and events for a wide range of ages, including both formal and informal education programs. 
    • Assists in the development of tours and related program content to engage students and adults in permanent and      temporary exhibitions. 
    • Participates in the development of OHS exhibitions with a focus on providing expertise regarding museum educational best practices.  
    • Develops appropriate evaluations of programs, materials, and resources for tours, volunteer educators, and engagement events, including communicating results and adapting programs in response to feedback, in alignment with institutional priorities and initiatives. 
    • Works in close collaboration with the Education and Programs Manager to train and support OHS volunteer educators. 
    • Sometimes serves as tour leader, including leading tours in Spanish for Spanish-speaking groups.  
    • Displays excellent and respectful communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, visitors and volunteers, and senior management, including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure. Work with the Education and Programs Manager to communicate updates, insights, and needs. 
    • Assists Visitor Experience team by welcoming and orienting visitors and serving as an ambassador for OHS; addressing visitor questions and concerns in a courteous and inclusive manner; remaining calm under pressure and resolving visitor issues or elevating them to others as appropriate; and recording museum admissions, memberships, and other transactions accurately in the admissions point of sale system.  
    • Works respectfully and in a spirit of collaboration with supervisor and with OHS colleagues.  
    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor. 
    • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 04 May 2023 11:41 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Type: Full-time
    • Salary Description: $59,217.00 - $63,752.00

    The Digital Collections Librarian is responsible for assuring the quality and efficiency of library digitization projects and overseeing the application of metadata and copyright policy in Digital Collections for the Oregon Historical Society (OHS). This position is a part of the OHS collective bargaining unit.


    1. Creates, reviews, and edits metadata records for digitized and born-digital library collections in accordance with local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Ensures quality control for Digital Collections metadata.

    2. Identifies collections for digitization based on research value, access challenges, and preservation needs. Participates in developing and implementing grant-funded and special projects. Prepares work plans for digitization projects. Works with library collections staff to assess and prepare collection materials for digitization.

    3. Conducts research and makes determinations regarding copyright and other restrictions relating to digital collections.

    4. In collaboration with the Digital Collections Manager, develops training materials; provides instruction and guidance to digital  collections assistants, interns, and volunteers on Digital Collections standards and procedures, metadata creation, and copyright; as well as advises other staff on these topics.


    • Arranges, describes, catalogs, preserves, digitizes, and provides online public access to the Research Library's collections in accordance with established archival and library procedures and best practices.
    • Recommends and implements Library policies regarding digital collections, including metadata and descriptive standards to meet project objectives and stay current with best practices and emerging standards.
    • Oversees metadata production, copyright and permissions, and quality control for Digital Collections projects.
    • Recommends and implements policies, procedures, workflows, and reporting for digitization projects.
    • Remains current on new developments in the field and cultivates relevant skills through reading, training and participation in professional organizations. Shares and applies knowledge on digital library trends.
    • Supports OHS marketing and communications by creating promotional materials for OHS Digital Collections including blog and social media posts, content for member emails and other marketing efforts.
    • Provides direct research assistance at the library public service desk, responds to reference inquiries, and conducts research in library collections as needed.
    • Serves on library, institution-wide and external committees to develop partnerships, policies, programs, and exhibits that benefit digital collections. Represents the Library and OHS at professional conferences and other public venues.
    • Is guided by OHS’s mission in daily work and aspires to enact OHS’s values of integrity, invitation, equity and inclusion, cultural humility, accessibility, and learning.
    • Adheres to OHS’s policies and professional standards of the American Library Association and Society of American Archivists.
    • Reports progress to Digital Collections Manager and Library Director on a monthly and as needed basis.
    • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
    • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, visitors and volunteers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 10 Apr 2023 4:49 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) is a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves the maritime heritage and culture of Puget Sound. We do this through Heritage, Education, Research and Outreach.

    We are located within the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), curating the McCurdy Family Maritime Gallery at the museum and holding offices and our research center in the MOHAI Resource Center. We work regularly with other maritime heritage groups, including those in Lake Union Park.

    We also run the Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA), an information, grants and scholarship program that provide access and knowledge to youth about the maritime industry.

    The Executive Director of PSM is responsible for the overall management of the organization, overseeing projects, contractors, volunteers, and interns. They must maintain the organization’s relationship with MOHAI and other partners, coordinating exhibits and collaborative programs. This position also requires an ability to foster relationships with donors, write grants and carry out other fundraising activities. The Executive Director oversees the care and processing of artifact, archival, photograph, and ship plans collections, upholding professional museum standards. As a general administrator, the Executive Director helps coordinate the Board of Governors and other advisory boards and committees.


    • Manages members and donors in PastPerfect database
    • Manages collections in artifact and library storage
    • Develops and collaborate on exhibits, both physical and online
    • Develops educational activities and coordinate participation in public events
    • Oversees advisory committees for Sea Chest publication, collections, exhibits, programs, etc.
    • Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers and interns
    • Applies for project and general support grants and maintain sponsorships for YMTA scholarships
    • Coordinates events, including annual fundraiser, public programs, and YMTA events
    • Maintain correspondence with stakeholders via email newsletters, social media and the website

    The ideal candidate will have a background in museum management, with either a degree in Museology or a minimum of 5 years of relevant, management-level museum experience. Must be familiar with AAM museum standards and practices.
    Maritime experience or knowledge preferred.

    Location: Seattle, WA
    Salary Range: $60,000 to $70,000 depending upon experience
    Benefits: Basic medical coverage will be covered 50%
    PTO: Flexible

    If interested, please contact:
    206.812.5464 (office)

    Find out more.

  • 03 Apr 2023 10:46 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Training and Resource Development Specialist is a full-time, 32 hours a week, exempt, remote work eligible position reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Annual salary range is $43,000-$48,000 depending on experience, plus benefits. This is a grant-funded position through 2/28/2026. 

    The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) seeking a creative, thoughtful, and energetic Training and Resource Development Specialist. The person in this new role will create, develop, implement, and conduct trainings and develop online resources for ACM member museums around the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, and for museums participating in Museums for All, a national access initiative of the Institute of Museums and Library Services, administered by ACM.

    You will play an integral role in creating, facilitating and executing training opportunities and developing online resources that help museums and their staff optimize their experiences with these two programs. You will have the flexibility to design and organize trainings and resources by combining creativity, research, and analysis of existing materials. Planning and coordination will provide you an opportunity to work with other ACM colleagues on an interpersonal level. You will also have the chance to collaborate with other talented professionals who participate in trainings and/or inform online resources. You will manage the evaluation of created offerings to assess their effectiveness and ability to engage and make revisions based on user feedback. This job is a perfect fit if you enjoy working with people, sharing helpful information and using your creativity.

    The Training and Resource Development Specialist is a grant funded position, full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Assesses training and resource development needs through review of previous evaluation and listening session feedback, as well as through ongoing communications with program participants and ACM staff.
    • Creates, organizes, plans, and presents various forms of engaging trainings on topics that derive from evaluations and feedback.
    • Develops unique online resources and toolkits to fulfill program participants needs. Works with the ACM team on prioritizing resources and rollout of resources, as well as look and design of resources and toolkits.
    • Creates and/or acquires training procedure manuals, guides, and materials.
    • Presents training using various forms, forums and formats including group discussion, lecture, simulations, and videos.
    • Maintains records of training and resource development activities, attendance, and results of assessments and feedback.
    • Evaluates training and resource effectiveness.
    • Assesses methods of training and communications to select the options that will best aid in the delivery of concepts and information that is memorable, effective, and engaging.
    • Develops and maintains knowledge of trends in training and resource development.
    • General administrative duties, such as coordinating training logistics, invitations and scheduling, working with ACM communications director to upload resources and toolkits, and monitoring how often online resources are accessed.
    • Maintains records and reports of expenses.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    Find out more and apply.

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