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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

  • 18 May 2022 2:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Title: Education Director

    Reports to: Deputy Director

    FSLA: Exempt - Full Time, Salary

    Salary Range: $60-73,000 annually DOE

    The museum seeks a passionate, innovative educator and leader to continue the Education Department’s steady growth in programming, community outreach and student impact. The ideal candidate is a self-starter comfortable with initiating new professional relationships and taking advantage of emerging opportunities. The candidate is a servant leader able to provide guidance while empowering a talented staff to achieve the museum’s goals.

    JOB SUMMARY – Education Director

    The Education Director is responsible for all education related aspects of the museum’s programs and services as well as the museum’s volunteer program. The Education Director supervises the education department which consists of the education supervisor, educators, volunteer coordinator and workshop manager. In addition, the Education Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective working relationships between the museum and the diverse cultural and educational publics by performing the following duties. This is a full-time position with benefits.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Leadership • Provides leadership and strategic direction to the Education Department • Develops Education Department’s workflow plans • Works with education supervisor to oversee CRMM docent/volunteer program to support group tours and other events • Works with other department heads to provide leadership and strategic direction for audience engagement efforts. • Represents the education department on museum-wide project teams

    Programming • Develops and implements programs, workshops and or classes which showcase the museum’s maritime history, trades, and crafts to further our mission. Specific programming includes but are not limited to: Museum in the Schools, Learning Labs, Past to Present lecture series, CRMM Miniboat Program, and other public cultural events; • Develops and implements programming in conjunction with the diverse communities in our area to present cultural traditions, local history and art, and contemporary issues important to our collective history. • Cultivates partnerships with educational institutions, collaborations, and other learning initiatives.

    Other Administrative Duties • Develops and manages departmental budget; • Plans museum’s short and long-term educational goals; • Seeks and applies for various grants and assists with fundraising efforts related to educational programs; • Oversees various software related to education and volunteer programs; • Evaluates educational impact of museum programs and services; • Coordinates with all other museum staff and volunteers in carrying out these duties


    Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Education, History, or STEM with a minimum of five years’ experience in educational programming or a Master’s Degree in one of the above fields with three years of museum education or educational programming experience, or substantial experience in the field of education. Knowledge of best practices and ethical standards in the field of museum education. Proven ability to manage many different kinds of projects and programs with rapid deadlines, activities, and unexpected assignments. Proven ability to work effectively with volunteers, general public, diverse local communities, children, and fellow staff members.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands for tactile learning opportunities; talk or hear; and sit. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, as when doing classroom presentations. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials up to 25 pounds. May be required to drive up to 2.5 hours each way to visit schools or other institutions; must maintain a valid driver’s license While the work is primarily indoors, the employee could be outdoors in all types of weather during site visits; moderate noises (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). The Columbia River Maritime Museum seeks a diverse talent pool affording equal opportunity to all candidates without regard to race, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to hr@crmm.org • Excellent Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP & more) • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match • Paid time off including sick leave, and vacation.

    See posting at: Current Job Openings - Columbia River Maritime Museum (crmm.org)

  • 03 May 2022 11:06 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Oregon Arts Commission is seeking contract project managers for the Oregon Percent for Art in Public Places Program

    Project coordination services include some or all aspects of managing public art projects for state agencies and public universities in Oregon. State agencies are required to reserve 1% of state construction and renovation project budgets for the acquisition of art. The Percent for Art in Public Places Program, managed by the Oregon Arts Commission, guides the acquisition of artwork. Artwork and artists are selected by project-specific committees composed of Oregon residents representing the user state agency or university, community members, arts professionals, and a project architect. Project managers facilitate the selection and commissioning process as a non-voting chair of each art selection committee, managing the public art process from start to finish.

    Deadline to submit qualifications: May 27, 2022 at 3pm.


    The Oregon Business Development Department (“Business Oregon”) has already recruited a pool of contractors that may be called upon as needed to perform Percent for Art in Public Places project coordination services for the Oregon Arts Commission. Business Oregon is re-opening an application period to join that pool, and anticipates (but is not required) selecting two to three additional project coordinators. Business Oregon reserves the right to re-open this request for qualifications at any time to augment the pool of contractors; and any such re-openings will be published in the same manner as this solicitation.

    Business Oregon intends to establish Agreements for Services contracts for a five-year duration, and reserves the right to amend any of them for additional time as allowed by law if agreed upon by both parties. A contract may also be amended for additional services reasonably related to the Percent for Art in Public Places Program. The initial contracts are expected to pay for services at the rate of $36.50 per hour. The following payrate scale is used:

    • $36.50/hr - Base rate (1-3 years of experience)
    • $40/hr - Completion of 5 Arts Commission projects and 4-6 years of experience
    • $42.50/hr - Completion of 10 projects
    • $45/hr  - Completion of 15 projects
    • $47.50/hr - Completion of 20 projects
    • $50/hr - Completion of more than 25 projects

    Business Oregon will determine, in its sole discretion, the work assignment allocation process, and projects will be assigned with individual Work Assignment Contracts on an as-needed basis. Project coordinators are estimated to work between 30 to 120 hours per month, depending on project assignment availability and project coordinator preference. Projects arise at different times, and there is no guarantee of any specific level of work.

    More information: For detailed information and instructions on how to apply, please see the Request for Qualifications.

    Program webpage: https://www.oregonartscommission.org/programs/art-public-places

    Administrative Rules for the program: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/oard/displayDivisionRules.action?selectedDivision=213

    Questions? Please contact Jon Walton, Contracts Specialist, Jon.Walton@oregon.gov, 971-600-4902.

  • 03 May 2022 10:59 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Location: Edmonds, Washington.  Hybrid in-office/work from home arrangement negotiable.
    • Diversity Commitment: As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, we’re focused on welcoming employees and volunteers with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, physical abilities and experiences.
    • Employee Classification:Full Time, Exempt,
    • Salary $60k-$80k (DOE)
    • Work Schedule: 40 Hours per week, approximately 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Additional hours required for after-hours meetings, weekend events, etc.)
    • Reports To: Board of Directors: Board Chair as primary contact


    Founded in 1973, the mission of The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society (the Society) is to preserve and share the history and heritage of Edmonds and South Snohomish County, Washington for future generations.  Since that time, the Society has collected and preserved over 26,000 historical items.  The Society oversees the Edmonds Historical Museum, housed in the historic Edmonds Carnegie Library building. The building was funded by a grant from the Carnegie Foundation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Society oversees the Edmonds Historical Museum, a farmer’s market and special programs/events, and is currently a volunteer-oriented organization with a small staff. Long term strategies for the Society anticipate growth and an expanded scope in the future.

     Job Purpose
    Provide leadership, vision and direction for the Society by: setting the operational and cultural tone for the organization, coordinating with the Board of Directors on long term planning and direction, operating as the representative in the areas of media, fundraising and community involvement, and overseeing all programs of the Society.

    He or she:

    • is accountable to the Board of Directors to ensure the Society achieves its intended ends, that it meets the purposes for which it was created and that it operates prudently.  
    • must have excellent communication skills, diplomacy, and positive human relations abilities.
    • establishes the Society’s office and related staffing structure.
    • develops, manages, and sustains a viable volunteer, membership and fundraising program.
    • manages the finances, including preparation of a proposed annual budget and long-range needs forecasts; ensures legal integrity; coordinates and helps plan meetings of the Board of Directors; and completes other duties assigned by the Board.
    • Coordinates all community outreach and communications across various media platforms.

    Specific Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree desired, an advanced degree strongly preferred.  Equivalent experience will be considered.
    • Demonstrated, progressive experience in leadership and management, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.
    • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
    • Thorough knowledge and/or demonstrated interest of the historical society and museum field.
    • Skills in advocacy, public policy awareness and networking that will be useful in promoting the organization.
    • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue; demonstrated success in growing membership, growing the donor base, conducting capital campaigns and securing grants.
    • Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans, and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
    • Career track record that shows strong leadership, volunteer recruitment/mentoring, and team-building skills leading to successful outcomes.
    • Unquestionable moral ethics and integrity.

    Leadership and Management

    • Develop and implement measurable objectives, strategies, budgets, funding strategies and timelines.
    • Working in concert with the Edmonds Historical Museum Director, develop and implement an educational program.
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gift prospects and donors in partnership with the Board of Directors and other staff.
    • Provide collaborative leadership in maintaining a positive and productive working relationship among the Board of Directors, staff, partner organizations and volunteers.
    • Lead and manage staff through lens of flexibility, openness to suggestions, and the ability to resolve/mitigate conflict.
    • Ensure the messages are effectively communicated to all constituents and the public through all appropriate vehicles.

    Board Collaboration and Relations

    • Inspire meaningful Board participation by clearly communicating expectations and creating opportunities to enhance Board members’ roles and impact on the Society; identify, cultivate, and secure Board member prospects and other volunteers to serve on one or more of the Standing Committees.
    • Provide staff leadership and ongoing support for Board relations, recruitment, retention, and training.
    • Organize and participate in Board of Directors meetings and Committee Meetings as practical.
    • Draft annual workplans in concert with Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs to drive positive results for the Society.
    • Develop a communication protocol and meeting schedule, including frequency and content, with Board Chair, and staff; prepare Board meeting agendas in consultation with the Board chair and secretary, as appropriate.

    Membership and Community Outreach

    • Oversee donor and membership recruitment, cultivation, and communication efforts; seek to grow and diversify the donor base across multiple dimensions, including a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
    • Create new and innovative marketing and outreach strategies using technology and social networks in order to increase visibility of the organization for diverse, new audiences.
    • Develop and maintain good relations with partners/like-missioned organizations, supporters, and educational institutions throughout the community.

    Financial Management/Fundraising

    • Develop an annual operating budget and controls to ensure that the Society operates within budget guidelines, and report status regularly to the Board.
    • Prepare and manage the fund development budget and annually evaluate the success of fund development programs, including cost-effectiveness.
    • Develop strategies for additional revenue sources, including grant solicitation, fundraising appeals and campaigns.
    • Ensure that accurate and timely financial records and documents are maintained and   in compliance with all federal, state and local laws.
    • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and efficient use of all Society resources.

    Planning and Evaluation

    • Develop, implement, and evaluate;
      • marketing/communications plans in collaboration with the Board and staff.
      • an annual plan incorporating long-range goals,
      •  measurable objectives for the Society and staff, including establishment of staff performance metrics and assessment tools.
      •  budget and fundraising timelines,
      • marketing/communications plans in collaboration with the Board and staff.
    • Resumes and cover letters can be sent to: Dave Teitzel at sosnohomishsociety@hotmail.com.
  • 28 Apr 2022 9:17 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Executive Director provides the daily personal leadership for all aspects of the Museum and is responsible for the daily management, administration, and planning of the Museum. The Executive Director delegates and oversees the maintenance, display, and general welfare of the collections per professional and ethical standards of museum best practices. The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors to develop policies and procedures for the Museum and to develop strategies and initiatives to fulfill the Museum's mission. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing the Museum's policies and directives from the Board of Directors in accordance with the museum's mission:

    The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is committed to the preservation and interpretation of the north Oregon coast's cultural heritage and to fostering appreciation, understanding, and respect for the north Oregon coast's environment

    POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

    REPORTS TO: Board of Directors, with specific direction from the Personnel


    STATUS: Full-time (1.0 FTE) Exempt

    SALARY: $45,000-$60,000


    1. Museum General Management and Administration
    General Administration

    • Supervise day-to-day operations of the Museum and all of its assets. This includes the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation, museum collections, exhibits, programs, library, gift shop, personnel, and properties.
    • Develop, design, and implement organizational systems for best practices as needed.
    • Oversee all Museum correspondence, reports, and agendas.
    • Oversee the maintenance of information technology appropriate to meet the Museum's needs.
    • Implement Museum policies and procedures and directives from the board and oversee compliance with applicable laws.

    Financial Administration

    • Oversee the completion of all phases of bookkeeping, payroll, and deposits through coordination with contracted services and according to financial policies and procedures.
    • Serve as purchasing and contracting agent according to financial policies and procedures.
    • Prepare an annual budget with the finance committee for board adoption based on needs and goals identified and monitor the adopted budget throughout the fiscal year.
    • Work with the finance committee to develop and implement the museum’s financial policies and oversee investments.


    • Direct and supervise all staff and volunteers, which include hiring and firing of staff and volunteers, determining duties and salaries, and providing opportunities for training within the financial resources of the Museum and as provided in the annual budget.
    • Complete annual performance evaluations on staff.
    • Supervise the recruitment and training of volunteers by the Volunteer Coordinator
    • Work with the personnel committee to develop policies and procedures connected to human resources and implement the museum’s policies.


    • Supervise and direct maintenance of buildings and grounds for all facilities/sites, including the Museum in Tillamook leased from the County and Bay City/Kilchis Point Property, by interfacing with contractors, government officials and inspectors.
    • Oversee lease agreements on all properties.
    • Work with the board to plan the development and maintenance of Kilchis Point Reserve.

    Board of Directors

    • Attend board meetings to provide reports and other information to ensure informed decision-making by the board. Oversee staff support of board meetings.
    • Recommend and develop (i) policies and procedures and (ii) strategies and initiatives to fulfill the Museum's mission for the board's consideration.

    2. Collections

    • Supervise the care and management of the museum’s collection as managed by the Assistant Director/Collections Manager and as dictated by the museum's collections management policies.
    • Work with the Collections Committee and Assistant Director/Collections Manager to plan and implement collections projects and initiatives

    3. Education and Exhibits

    • Work with Education and Exhibits Committee and supervise Exhibits/Program Developer in maintenance, planning, and installation/implementation of exhibits and programs
    • Coordinate with museum staff and outside exhibitors from concept through installation.
    • Identify opportunities and create relationships for community partnerships, particularly with local schools.

    4. Public Relations and Marketing

    • Serve as the spokesperson and advocate of the Museum to enhance the Museum's public image and expand interest and support.
    • Prepare and give or oversee presentations to community groups.
    • Oversee development and maintenance of Friends of the Museum.
    • Oversee preparation of Museum newsletter.
    • Oversee preparation of press releases and promotional materials.
    • Build and maintain relationships with local historical groups.
    • Attend Tillamook County Pioneer Association Meetings and provide museum updates
    • Maintain current awareness of the museum field and an active association with museum professionals.

    5. Outreach and Fundraising

    • Work with Outreach and Fundraising Committee to solicit outside private support and cultivate gifts and bequests.
    • Organize and/or oversee fundraising events and activities.
    • Oversee compliance with recordkeeping requirements for donations and donors.


    • Knowledge of curatorial ethics, standards, and practices.
    • Knowledge of museum programming and evaluation, standards for proper exhibition of artifacts, and community outreach practices.
    • Knowledge of and respect for cultural and ethnic diversity, its significant role in history, and its importance to current relationships.
    • Knowledge of general supervisory and management practices.
    • Knowledge of nonprofit corporations, governing boards, and applicable laws.
    • Knowledge of financial administration including resource development.
    • Skills in public speaking and presentation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
    • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with groups.
    • Ability to effectively evaluate programs, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to develop and recommend new policies and procedures as needed.
    • Ability to lead and move the organization forward in accordance with its mission.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and allocate financial and human resources.
    • Ability to courteously meet and deal with staff, board members, public and private agencies, community groups, consultants, and the public.


    • Related 4-year degree from an accredited university. Specific training and education in museum management, history, and/or nonprofit or public management is preferable. A Master’s degree is highly preferable.
    • Education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    Supervise all full-time and part-time staff and oversight of volunteers. Oversee contracted services for Museum.

    The Board of Directors supervises the Executive Director. This is primarily accomplished through the Personnel Committee and the Board Chair. The Executive Director is hired and/or fired by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

    Work is usually performed during regular business hours at the Museum; however, ED must be available on weekends and evenings for specific duties and/or activities. Work is performed in a variety of settings and at various sites throughout the Museum and its properties. Due to exhibits, some exposure to dust, fumes, and vapors is possible. Some exposure to heat and cold in the collections’ storage locations. Position requires one to sit at the computer and desk, stand, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and lift to move objects, retrieve files, and pull/push, lift, and carry light objects.

    To apply: Email cover letter, resume/CV, and three professional or academic references to director@tcpm.org

    Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

    The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum (TCPM) is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. TCPM makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

  • 25 Apr 2022 3:54 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Application Deadline: May 15, 2022 (full consideration), May 22 (closing date)
    Salary Range: $44,496 - $75,516

    The School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts (SVPDA) and the Arts and Education Complex (AEC) are seeking a Gallery Manager, a position that will be shared across the two units. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, professional faculty position.

    The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts represents the academic arts areas, including art and graphic design in addition to music and theatre. An $18M top-to-bottom renovation of historic Fairbanks Hall (re-opening September 2022) provides new teaching and exhibition space, including faculty and student galleries. The School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts maintains a Gallery Exhibition Committee that is responsible for programming the galleries.

    The Arts and Education Complex (AEC) is a new $70M building currently under construction (opening in early 2024). The AEC features a 500-seat recital hall, a black box theater, 3000 square foot gallery, and additional art presentation spaces, classrooms, and programming locations. In addition, the AEC will participate in programming and installing art exhibitions throughout the OSU network, which includes units on the Corvallis campus, the Cascades campus, the President’s Residence, and elsewhere. The AEC will present exhibitions across mediums, styles, and subject matter while advancing a strategic focus area in art, science, and technology.

    Operating across the spaces served by the AEC and SVPDA, the Gallery Manager/Technician/Preparator provides technical installation and preparation support for a variety of exhibition models, mediums, and approaches. Supervision of student interns and/or hourly workers will be expected. The Gallery Manager/Technician/Preparator will often be responsible for communicating with artists, managing contracts and services, arranging for shipping, and generally acting as the professional interface between artists or lenders and the University.

    In the portion of the position attached to the School of Visual, Performing, and Design Arts, the Gallery Manager/Technician/Preparator will report to the Director of the School and coordinate primarily with the faculty in art and graphic design. In the portion of the position attached to the Arts and Education Complex, the Gallery Manager/Technician/Preparator will report to the Chief Curator and will coordinate with curatorial staff and committee members as well as with staff in audience engagement and education. In both settings, the Gallery Manager/Technician/Preparator will contribute technical advice, input, and operational considerations to exhibition development.  

    SVPDA and the AEC are mindful that traditional arts education and engagement approaches may create barriers to access that are socioeconomic, racialized, or otherwise reflective of systemic forms of bias, and has committed to using artistic platforms to lower those barriers and advance Oregon State University’s goals in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Alongside all the staff of the units, the Gallery Manager will be responsible to that mission.

    Find out more.

  • 22 Apr 2022 3:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Cultural Resources Technician
    FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt Full-Time
    SALARY GRADE: $19.30-$25.09
    Location: Coos Bay/North Bend

    This position is a covered position as defined in the Coquille Indian Tribe Chapter 185 Child Protection Ordinance. Candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen and Criminal and Character Background Check.


    Under the direct supervision of Tribal Historic Preservation Officer/Archaeologist, primary responsibility is to provide support to the Tribal Historic Preservation Office in protecting and preserving the Tribe’s culturally significant sites and resources with the Tribe’s area of interest.


    • Monitors various project activities to ensure that applicable Federal and State laws, regulations, and acts are followed in protection of the Tribe’s cultural resources.
    • Coordinates with agencies, contractors, and consultants associated with current projects to ensure cultural site protection
    • Review and provide comment on Federal, State, and local project review requests, SHPO permits,and regulatory permits.
    • Maintains regular communication and correspondence with local, state, and federal agencies on issues that may impact cultural resources.
    • Assists in documenting new site information in the Tribe’s Cultural Landscapes Database (GIS) from internal and external sources.
    • Work around human remains and burial/cremation items.
    • Visit sites to determine protection needs and monitors site protection activities.
    • Perform tasks typical of archaeological projects including but not limited to archaeological monitoring, excavation, and laboratory analysis.
    • Collaborates with agency and tribal staff on site evaluation and assessment.
    • Works to identify, and document, significant tribal resources through research, written records, oral histories, and other resources.
    • Assist with reviewing and commenting on EA’s and EIS’s for projects within the Tribe’s area of interest.
    • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports, perform background research, and assemble routine bibliographies pertinent to the Tribe’s cultural resources, as well as other written deliverables.
    • Follows Tribal, State and Federal guidelines in situations of inadvertent discovery.
    • Assist and support cultural education opportunities within CIT and Tribal community.
    • Other duties, as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 18 Apr 2022 1:01 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    STATUS: Part-Time Position (20 -25 hrs. per week)
    : $20-$25 hr. (depending on experience and qualifications)

    The successful candidate will coordinate the current and future projects of the Wallowa History Center: Development of an interpretive center, research library & outdoor space at the Bear-Sled Ranger Station. Duties will include coordinating restoration efforts of historic buildings, exhibit development, coordinating volunteers, grant writing and management, fund-raising & staffing during open hours.


    • Passionate about Educating the Public about Local History & Natural Resources
    • Experienced in Organizational Leadership and Management
    • A Skillful Communicator and Facilitator
    • Self-Motivated and Goal-Oriented
    • Proficient in common management software and applications
    Find out more.
  • 06 Apr 2022 11:33 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Title: Indigenous Emerging Artist/Educator
    Reports To: Executive Director

    This is an hourly fellowship position for 30 hours per week at $25 per hour.

    The position will remain open until Friday, June 3, 2022.

    Job Description:

    Who: Emerging Indigenous Artist/Educator with apparent cultural ties to the Tribes of the Columbia River ecosystem. Applicants can come from any artistic set of knowledge connected to Indigenous traditions and cultures, and have previous experience or ability to connect with K-12 students as part of the program.

    Employment: The Confluence Emerging Artist Educator is a paid internship at Confluence, working an estimated 30 hours per week. Half the time will be spent developing art and half would be spent working in classrooms with students and teachers. This could include art projects and field trips. The artist would coordinate work hours with our Education Program Manager and would be flexible in a way that encourages art development while meeting our commitments to school programs. As a temporary employee, the artist would not be eligible for medical and retirement benefits. We will work with you to see what Tribal services or other healthcare/support services you may be eligible for. The position would include earned Paid Time Off. The Roundhouse Foundation may consider a possible award or stipend for candidates who complete the program successfully.

    Timeline: The program will run for at least 12 months, with an optional 3-month extension so that the Confluence Emerging Artist/Educator could spend time mentoring the next person to hold this position. The role would begin in September, 2022 to coincide with the start of the school year.

    The first six weeks would consist mostly of introductions to Confluence staff, mentor artists, and our school partners, along with planning time for art development and teaching projects.

    In October 2022, we will organize a retreat for 15 of our artists and educators at the Roundhouse Foundation’s Pine Meadow Ranch near Sisters, Oregon. This would be modeled after the Confluence Day of Sharing as an opportunity for our Indigenous artists and educators to gather, plan for the school year, and create lasting relationships with this artist and each other. Throughout the school year, we will work with the artist/educator to meet scheduled milestones for developing artwork and set goals for the number of schools and students to reach through educational programming. After the school programs have ended in June, the artist can spend two months concentrating on a possible art show or exhibit with our museum partners.

    Mentorship: The Confluence Emerging Artist/Educator will have the opportunity to work in classrooms with Native educators, artists, and tradition keepers to share knowledge, stories, and space as they develop their path as an Indigenous artist. Mentorship may include learning opportunities from one’s Tribe/Tribal Community and may include learning around ethics of harvesting natural fibers/materials needed to create art. The mentors may serve on the Confluence Advisory Community, a group that will help select the artist and guide that person and Confluence as the program develops.

    Art Creation: The Confluence Emerging Artist/Educator will produce a new and unique project that may be shared in museums, schools, or other agreed upon locations, for an agreed upon length of time. Possible institutional partners include the High Desert Museum, the Museum at Warm Springs, and the Columbia River Center for the Arts. The exhibit could include a public gathering, celebrating the accomplishments of the Confluence Emerging Artist/Educator in classrooms and mentorship, and introducing the art project created during the program.

    This artwork is critically important for the Emerging Artist/Educator’s Confluence experience. When the fellowship ends, the art will remain the property of the artist. Confluence or our museum and foundation partners may ask to share the art at future events and images of the art and the creation process in marketing materials and social media.

    Find out more.

  • 02 Dec 2021 10:16 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    OMSI is currently seeking applicants for multiple positions, including:

    • Research and Evaluation Assistant I
    • Event Planner
    • Early Childhood Engagement Coordinator

    See the OMSI careers page for more information.

  • 23 Nov 2021 12:40 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    High Desert Museum is  seeking multiple positions.

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