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  • 19 Dec 2016 10:22 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

    Special Project, Part Time

    $10.91 - $14.23 per hour


    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is hiring for Science Educators to engage with the public in our Featured Hall. The Science Educator – Featured Hall implements interpretive programming for the visiting public, including schools, families, children, and adults.  The Educator will provide structured interpretive programs as well as casual interpretative experiences primarily in the form of tours and demonstrations. In addition, the Educator serves as a point-person for museum volunteers on the exhibit floor. 



    What you’ll do:


    ·         Present theme based educational programs to museum visitors.  Roles include, but are not limited to: tours, exhibit interpretation, demonstrations, teaching classes, and casual interpretation.

    ·         Teach reserved lab programming to elementary and middle school students.

    ·         Participate in educational events, such as volunteer training, community events, and teacher-in-service programs.

    ·         Order lab supplies as needed.

    ·         Maintain a safe and secure environment for guests and staff.

    ·         Maintain the integrity and appearance of the Featured Exhibits on a daily basis.

    ·         Keep current in science and education related to all aspects of the current exhibit.


    What you’ll need:


    ·       Strong customer service skills.

    ·       Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

    ·       Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·       Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment in anticipating problems before they arise.

    ·       Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

    ·       Strong presentation skills.

    ·       Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    ·       Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

    ·       Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

    ·       Demonstrated knowledge of informal science education.

    ·       Bachelor’s Degree in education, science, math, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    ·       Minimum 2 years delivering educational programming.

    ·       Pass pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.




    $10.91 - $14.23 per hour.


    Want to join the OMSI team? Please visit to learn about our positions and to apply!


    OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 03 Nov 2016 2:47 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    High Desert Museum

    Full Time

    Salaried, DOE

    High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide all aspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the High Desert Museum’s art collection. The Curator of Art and Community Engagement will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of art of the American West that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions and inspiring community programs. The Museum emphasizes scholarship: the qualified applicant will have a familiarity with the historic and contemporary literary works and academic journals that focus on art of the American West, and the Intermountain West in particular. 

    The applicant must have a proven record of creating and effectively managing the production of exhibits on diverse art themes, including contemporary art works. We seek an individual with innovative programming concepts and delivery who applies their expertise to inspire our visitors to learn more about art of the American West, and the interdisciplinary relationship between people and the natural and cultural resources of the region. The successful candidate will create and conduct multigenerational public education programs that integrate STEAM concepts. The candidate must have excellent presentation and written skills. Teaching experience and experience working with collections is a plus. 

    For more information, contact the High Desert Museum

  • 16 Oct 2016 10:06 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment

    Portland OR

    $38,200 - $42,000 DOE

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment is seeking a full-time Director of Collections and Exhibits with a strong background in museum collections, registration, and exhibits. The new Director will prepare the collection for moving to a new site and will develop a new, expanded permanent exhibit. The collection, exhibits, and programs of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center have grown significantly in the past five years. The new Director will be expected to take the museum to an even higher level and work toward museum accreditation. 

    For more information:

  • 25 Aug 2016 9:26 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Kam Wah Chung Museum 

    John Day, OR

    Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Kam Wah Chung Museum Curator)

    $3,501.00 - $5,102.00 Monthly

    This position is responsible to perform the day to day administration and ongoing stewardship of the Kam Wah Chung museum collection, oversee the institutional archives and maintain the visitor center and museum buildings and landscape.

    For more information or to apply:

  • 25 Aug 2016 9:20 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    State of Oregon - Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

    Salem, OR

    Program Analyst 2 (Heritage Commission Coordinator)

    $4,033.00 - $5,888.00 Monthly

    This position is responsible to serve as coordinator of the Oregon Heritage Commission, which involves recommending policies and actions to the commission; carrying out the Division's and the Commission's statutory responsibilities, policies and actions; coordinating communication and other programs of the Heritage Division, and developing and implementing OPRD's rules, policies and programs.  

    For more information or to apply:

  • 25 Aug 2016 8:59 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Coos History Museum

    Coos Bay, OR

    Executive Director

    $45,000-60,000 DOE

    The Coos History Museum (CHM) is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial leader who can accept responsibility for and further the growth of the museum's financial health, new program development, and management of the museum. We offer an opportunity to manage, promote, and grow a new facility with the help of an engaged board, experienced staff, and a large contingent of enthusiastic volunteers. The deadline to respond is September 14, 2016.

    The Executive Director is the chief administrative and financial officer reporting to the Board of Directors through its President, and is responsible for the implementation of board policy. The Director will be the local “face” of the Coos History Museum. This position is an essential part of the organization’s leadership team, ensuring the Coos History Museum meets its mission and strategic goals. The organization seeks a dynamic leader who is skilled at working with diverse groups, well-versed in non-profit leadership, and comfortable supervising volunteers and staff.

    For more information or to apply, visit the Coos Museum website:

  • 22 Aug 2016 9:41 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Wells Fargo History Museum

    Portland, OR

    Museum Assistant I

    15 hours/week (flexible)

    The Wells Fargo History Museum is seeking a Museum Assistant with 6+ months of museum, historical services, marketing or customer service experience to work in its Historical Services Department.  The museum is located at 1300 SW 5th Avenue in Portland, OR and does not offer relocation assistance.

    The Museum Assistant will assist with the day-to-day operation of this location to ensure quality, efficiency, and the highest professional standards and museum practices.  Additional Responsibilities Include:

    • Prepare and deliver education programs and tours to help visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wells Fargo’s rich history
    • Greet visitors, provide information, and answer questions pertaining to Wells Fargo History including Gold Rush, stagecoach, and regional history
    • Provide day-to-day operational support, including answering the phone, performing retail duties for small museum gift shop, clerical duties, and light housekeeping
    • Assist with special museum events as needed

    The Wells Fargo History Museum is free and open to the public 5 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  This position is flexible and therefore ineligible for most Wells Fargo benefits. The position will work an average of 15 hours per week.

    Come and explore the roles both Wells Fargo and Oregon played in each other’s history, from the Cal-Oregon Stageline, to riverboats of gold on the Columbia River, to banking and express for Oregon’s communities.

    For more information or to apply:

  • 11 Aug 2016 1:01 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

    Exhibits Assistant I

    on-call, 19-or-less hours/week


    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking multiple Exhibit Assistant I’s that will provide maintenance, repair and technical support for OMSI’s exhibits including traveling exhibits. 


    The ideal candidate must have, but not limited to:


    • Ability to follow basic instructions.
    • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Good attention to detail.
    • Working knowledge of maintenance and repair. 
    • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time and lift heavy objects.
    • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in a warehouse or production facility.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Must pass all pre-employment checks, such as a criminal background check and reference checks.
    • May require passing the pre-duty internal safety training if required to operate forklifts, scissors lifts, and other exhibit moving and warehouse equipment requiring safety training.


    Experience in proper handling of art and artifacts to include packing/unpacking, documentation, and installation, bilingual – Spanish/English, and previous experience working with volunteers is preferred.



    Pay Rate: $12.38 - $15.17 per hour.


    For more information or to apply:

  • 05 Aug 2016 9:28 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    City of Oregon City


    40 hours/week


    The City of Oregon City is recruiting for a full-time (40 hour week) Planner with a preference for experience or interest in historic preservation.  The primary purpose of this position is to work with community members and customers to process development review applications and occasional long-range projects.  Performs a variety of professional and advanced technical planning assignments including outreach, education, research, analysis, review of development applications, and staffing a board or committee.  This may include administering the historic preservation program including management of two historic districts as well as individually designated structures throughout the City.

    For more information or to apply:

  • 12 Jul 2016 1:27 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

    Executive Assistant

    35 hours/week

    $16-21, DOE

    The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is immediately seeking a dynamic, talented and enthusiastic person to fill an Administrative Assistant position for the museum. This role is essential to our daily museum operations and includes a variety of scheduling and correspondence tasks, as well as assisting visiting school groups and the general public. The Executive Assistant will work 35 hours weekly and work directly with the museum Executive Director.

    For more information or to apply:


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