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  • 19 Jul 2018 12:19 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Limited duration on-call position. Position expected to work approximately 20 hours per week, but there is no guarantee of hours.


    This classification functions as a community education outreach coordinator. The Museum Educator develops, coordinates and maintains educational programming including, but not limited to: field trips, workshops, lectures, booths, collaborative events, etc. and all associated materials. Develops collaborative partnerships with schools, the public and other organizations with similar missions. Engages and educates the community about the Museum and its goals. The Museum Educator acts as a liaison with community partners to further the organizations goals for community and volunteer education.

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  • 16 Jul 2018 11:12 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Directing Curator, Art About Agriculture Program– OSU Job Posting #P02319UF

    The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking a Curator for the Art About Agriculture Program. This is a part-time .50 FTE, 12-month appointment.

    The Directing Curator oversees the Art About Agriculture Program, a growing, permanent collection of fine art based on portraying agriculture and natural resources. The collection consists of more than 200 works of art exhibited at the OSU campus, and by loan agreement throughout Oregon and other parts of the Northwest.

    Key position responsibilities include: overseeing exhibition, development, publishing, cataloguing, conservation, and preservation of the permanent collection and archives; program budget; processes for acquiring art through allocation of foundation funds and gifts and from direct gifts of art; initiating and maintaining donor relations.

    This position reports directly to the Dean. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    For more information and to apply go to Apply to posting #P02319UF.

    Closing date is 7/23/18. OSU is an AA/EOE.

  • 25 Jun 2018 9:58 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment seeks an Education Manager to oversee Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center's Education, Family, and Public Programs. The Education Manager will work closely with staff to conceptualize, design, and carry out educational programming for all audiences. 

    This position consists of:

    • Managing a group of about 20 Docents and Educators;
    • Conducting on-going trainings and evaluations of the Center's Educators and Docents;
    • Planning, scheduling, staffing, and facilitating family and public programs;
    • Contributing team member, problem solver, and initiator;
    • Design programs and write curriculum in accordance with Common Core Standards and in correspondence with       the needs of classroom teachers;
    • Continuing to build school, family, and adult audiences through programming and events;
    • Collaborating with the Director of Collections and Exhibits on exhibition interpretation and audience accessibility;
    • Building relationships, communication, and collaboration with Portland Public Schools and Portland-metro district school teachers.

    Applications due at Oregon Nikkei Endowment 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. THIS IS NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE. Applications can be hand delivered or mailed to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, 121 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR  97209, or emailed to info[at]oregonnikkei[dot]org.

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  • 22 Jun 2018 1:49 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a Workplace Giving Associate to work in a fast-paced environment and provide critical support in raising donations from employees at scores of companies throughout the Portland metropolitan area. The ideal candidate will have experience in customer service or donor relations, working with a wide range of communication styles, ages, and abilities, and demonstrate a passion for arts and culture.

    Status:  Full-Time, Non-Exempt

    Schedule:  Generally, this position follows RACC office hours (M-F, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM), but flexibility is required – including some evening and weekend events.

    Supervisor:   Workplace Giving Coordinator

    Compensation:  $20 per hour plus benefits

    Benefits:  Full medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

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  • 22 Jun 2018 1:41 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    As part of the External Relations Department, which oversees and coordinates all fundraising and marketing activities for the Museum, Center, and School, the Development Coordinator (“Coordinator”) makes a significant contribution to a successful fundraising team. The Coordinator’s primary responsibility revolves around managing and executing effective events including donor appreciation events, fundraising events, 21 and over parties, and after-hours parties in the Museum. In addition, the Coordinator provides critical support to the Individual Gifts Officer, Director External Relations, and Executive Director by scheduling meetings, drafting well-conceived and expertly written drafts of donor communication pieces, preparing meeting materials, and supporting donor-centered stewardship and acknowledgement.

    Status: 40 hours/week, exempt    

    Schedule:  Five  days/week                                                        

    Direct Supervisor:  Individual Gifts Officer

    Managing Supervisor: Director of External Relations

    Compensation: $16.50/hour


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  • 22 Jun 2018 1:30 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Portland Art Museum invites applications for the position of HR Coordinator. The HR Coordinator supports the Human Resources Department by overseeing the day-to-day HR functions while using a racial equity lens. Key functions include recruitment and onboarding, administrative support, equity and inclusion goals, strategic tasks, and appreciation. 

    The PAM HR department does radical HR work thinking outside the box of what a typical HR department does to uphold a people first vision. The role requires finesse of understanding wage and hour laws, but being able to work within an equity mindset. Radical work occurs with collaboration of colleagues, engaging multiple perspectives, and applying a racial equity lens. The role upholds the equity team agreements – stay engaged, speak your truth responsibly, listen to understand, be willing to do things differently & experience discomfort, expect and accept non-closure, and confidentiality. If you’re passionate about the “people first” mindset to further the mission of the Museum, then apply today!

    This position is full-time working 35 hours per week. 

    To apply visit the PAM careers website. Resumes received without completed employment application will not be considered. Please no drop ins. For questions or accommodation please contact


    The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Closing Date: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5 PM PST

  • 22 Jun 2018 1:23 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Portland Art Museum invites applications for the position of temporary Conservation Technician within our Conservation department. The Conservation Technician assists the Conservator to restore, maintain, or prepare objects in the Museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. The current assignment is to assist the Conservator on a short-term project treating silver artwork. The project includes all aspects of treatment, from examination and documentation to the application of a protective coating to the silver and subsequent assessment of the coating.  If you are passionate about art and have experience preserving works of art, then apply today! 

    This position is temporary, part time (up to 29 hours per week) for a total of 170 budgeted hours.

    To apply visit the PAM careers website. Resumes received without completed employment application will not be considered. Please no drop ins. For questions or accommodation please contact


    The Portland Art Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Closing Date: Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5 PM PST

  • 07 Jun 2018 10:49 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    About Gaiety Hollow and the Lord & Schryver Conservancy

    Gaiety Hollow is a new public garden and historic preservation resource located in Salem, Oregon.  It was the home, garden and studio of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, two notable twentieth-century landscape architects who introduced a new style of garden in the Pacific Northwest.  They designed 250 gardens in the region between 1929 and 1969 and were actively involved in civic and horticultural improvement efforts in Salem.  Gaiety Hollow reflects their successful mix of formal and informal garden design and contains an array of plants suitable to cultivation in the Pacific Northwest.  The property is located in a historic district near downtown Salem and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The garden comprises the 4/10-acre property and is currently undergoing restoration to its 1932-1969 period of significance.  Gaiety Hollow is part of a complex of Lord & Schryver designed public properties in Salem.

    The Lord & Schryver Conservancy (the Conservancy) received its 501(c)(3) status in 2005.  After a decade of research and restoration of other Lord & Schryver projects, the Conservancy achieved its goal of purchasing Gaiety Hollow, to continue its mission to preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver, and is now developing Gaiety Hollow into a cultural and educational center for the community.  The Conservancy is governed by a hardworking volunteer Board of Directors and employs a full-time Garden Manager, who is assisted by volunteers.  

    The Board has a successful track record in taking on ambitious projects and completing them with outstanding results and public approval.  The Board is now ready to transition to a focus on fundraising and governance.  It is looking for an Executive Director who will be a partner in managing the organization to the next level of fundraising and program success.  Gaiety Hollow is the primary focus of the Conservancy, which also engages in other mission related educational, outreach and advocacy activities.  For more information see:

    The Position: Executive Director, Lord & Schryver Conservancy

    This new position provides the opportunity for the Executive Director to assume a leadership role in the Conservancy and a unique opportunity to engage with the horticulture, design, preservation, and civic improvement communities in the region.   

    Priorities for the Executive Director, in order of priority, will be to: build strong fundraising and sustainability practices for the Conservancy’s structure; develop successful public programming stemming from the mission; lead community outreach for the Conservancy; support the vision of the Board of Directors; manage staff and operations; and oversee financial operations.  This position is responsible for providing support to the Board, as well as operational, fiscal, staff and volunteer management for the Conservancy and Gaiety Hollow.

    This is a full-time position and reports to the President of the Board.  Some weekend and evening work is required.  Salary range is $60-65,000 with competitive benefits, and includes a contribution to health insurance.  

    The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in nonprofit organizational leadership and management, communications, fundraising, and program development.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Fundraising *(20%)

    • The Executive Director will hold the chief responsibility of raising the annual operating budget of the organization.

    • Plan and execute, with the Board and its Sustainability Committee, an annual fundraising and development plan.

    • Develop and implement, with the Sustainability Committee, a longer-term strategy for financial and organizational sustainability.  

    • Develop and manage donor appeals and corporate sponsorships, including the annual appeal and special fundraising requests.

    • Work with the Board to identify opportunities to enhance fundraising events, programs and other sources of new revenues.  The Executive Director should take an entrepreneurial approach towards developing fundraising strategies and opportunities to generate revenue and communicate ideas to the Board.

    • Research grant opportunities, prepare grant proposals, administer grants, with input from Board members and staff.  


    • Develop, promote and implement educational programs and other activities based upon the Lord & Schryver Conservancy’s mission and legacy.  Develop a calendar of events with a combination of lectures, workshops, tours, and other public events, including fundraising events.  This is a priority.

    • Investigate and develop programs with other community and preservation partners.  

    • Create and promote programs that sustain the mission and gain the awareness, good will and support of the public.  

    Community Outreach, Communications*(20%)

    • Cultivate and enhance relationships with neighbors, City of Salem, Historic Deepwood Museum and Gardens, Bush House Museum, Bush’s Pasture Park, and the community.

    • Manage and coordinate Lord & Schryver Conservancy public relations and communications, including print and digital publications, website, press releases, social media, calendars, direct messages.

    • Lead marketing efforts for the garden and house, promote and manage rentals and events and increase number of visitors to the garden.

    • Be the principal ambassador and spokesperson for the Conservancy; be recognized as the chief information resource and leader for the organization.

    • Collaborate with the Conservancy Board to develop strategy and outreach plans.

    • Join and participate in select community organizations to increase visibility of the Conservancy.

    • Present programs to other audiences and organizations to promote the legacy and public awareness of Lord & Schryver and Gaiety Hollow.

    *All activities will be undertaken without any compromise to the historic integrity of Gaiety Hollow.

    Support Board of Directors(15%)

    • Provide support to the Board to advance its expertise and participation in fundraising and development.

    • Partner with the Board President to provide leadership for the organization by working with and providing support to the Board President and Board committees.

    • Coordinate with the Board President to develop meeting agendas and action plans.

    • Participate in the Strategic Planning process including development, tracking progress and updating the Strategic Plan.

    • Maintain and update policies and procedures, and develop new ones, as applicable.

     Staff and Operational Management(15%)

    • Manage, supervise, and evaluate staff.

    • Manage the volunteer program, including Docent program (aside from the garden volunteer program, which the Garden Manager oversees).  

    • Manage contracts, supervise contractors and consultants, e.g., bookkeeper.

    • Oversee all Board committees.   


    • Prepare the annual budget in collaboration with the Treasurer, with input from committees and staff. Oversee financial projections and performance.

    • Receive, review and monitor revenue and expense reports.

    • Manage financial relationships with the support of the Treasurer.

    • Make and/or authorize purchases that are within the approved budget, bringing exceptions to the Board to address.  


    Education and experience

    • Management experience in a nonprofit organization, with at least five years of advancing responsibilities; or, five years demonstrated leadership as a volunteer in a nonprofit organization  

    • Demonstrable fundraising experience, raising funds for operational and/or project goals  

    • Experience designing, implementing and promoting events and programs

    • Proven management experience, including budgets, personnel, volunteers, contractors

    • Strategic thinking and planning abilities

    • Experience working with a board and/or board service, understanding of board relations

    • Strong staff and volunteer management experience

    • Familiarity with preservation, management and interpretation of historic properties and gardens

    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree

    • Valid driver’s license


    • Creative and strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit, with the ability to motivate individuals and teams to work together

    • Self-starter who can work independently on concurrent projects and meet deadlines; enjoys seeing plans turned into action and evaluated for results

    • Excellent people and communication skills, and ability to manage people and projects

    • Understands the nuances of managing a nonprofit organization and enjoys working in a collaborative atmosphere towards shared goals

    • Consistency in matters of accuracy, presentation and attention to detail

    • A passion for public engagement in preservation and the community

    • Meaningful ties to Salem and Oregon communities preferred

    • Up-to-date computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point) photo management (DAM), on-line storage, and DonorPerfect.

    • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends at special events


    Please email a cover letter expressing interest and a resume with salary requirement, including three references to: Applications accepted until position is filled.

  • 24 Aug 2017 1:34 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Bureau of Land Management National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City will be accepting applications between August 28-September 8 for an Exhibit Specialist.  

    GS/7-9. $40,684-$67,697.  


    Job description and application will be available on 

  • 10 Aug 2017 8:13 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position Profile:  Executive Assistant to the President

    $45,000 - $55,000 per year  

    What you’ll do: 

    The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The Executive Assistant also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and to the COO and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates work and communication with board committees and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. The Executive Assistant must be creative and enjoy working within a fast-paced, collegial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal individual must maintain the highest professional standards, with a focus on process improvement, and will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations. Strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities are essential. The Executive Assistant will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. 

    What you’ll need:  

    • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.  
    • Very strong interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors. 
    • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.  
    • Working knowledge of accounting/budgeting principles, procedures and standards.
    • Bachelor's Degree or professional certification appropriate to the position, or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
    • Five to 10 years of experience supporting C-level executives and boards, preferably in a nonprofit organization. 
    • Pass pre-employment checks, such as a criminal background check and reference checks. 

    Compensation Package:   

    Competitive health benefits. 

    Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday pay! 

    Visit to learn more or apply! 
    Position closes September 1, 2017. 
    OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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