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  • 14 Apr 2016 10:16 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oswego Heritage Council

    Executive Director

    Part-Time (30 hours per week)

    Location: Lake Oswego

    Closing Date: open until filled

    Industry: Nonprofit, Historical

    Type: Part Time 30 Hours per week



    Oswego Heritage Council – Executive Director


    The Oswego Heritage Council (OHC) was founded in 1970 and has the mission of assuring the preservation of Lake Oswego history and culture. Situated in downtown Lake Oswego, the Oswego Heritage House, along with its museum and historical rose garden make for a comfortable and friendly gathering venue for numerous, ongoing community meetings and serves as a beautiful rental site for weddings, receptions, and reunions. The OHC Museum brings specific historical references to light in order to educate and create interest in local history. OHC has two established annual events, the Collector Car and Classic Boat Show and the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour, and a monthly lecture series.


    The Position

    The Executive Director serves as the administrator of the Oswego Heritage Council and reports directly to the OHC President and Board of Directors. The Executive Director serves as an ambassador for OHC in the community to support the mission of OHC. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a dynamic non-profit in a beautiful community rich with history.


    Primary Areas of Responsibility

    Daily management of Oswego Heritage Council administrative tasks 

    Daily management of the Oswego Heritage House

    Management of OHC’s collection consisting of historic objects and archives.

    Develop and implement exhibits for the museum within the Heritage House

    Membership development and retention, both Individual and business

    Research, identify and apply for grant opportunities

    Fundraising support and development

    Respond to event rental inquiries and manage bookings and contracts

    Expand volunteer base

    Identify and pursue publicity

    Website administration

    Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations and schools.



    Bachelor’s Degree preferred

    Experience in non-profit management, history/arts/culture organization experience preferred

    Experience with interpretation, museum exhibits and collection management preferred

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Ability to work independently

    Knowledge of social media and website management

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

    Proven leadership skills

    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    Willingness to work a variety of hours, including some evenings and weekends


    Application Guidelines

    To apply please email a resume and cover letter to

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


    Research and Evaluation Assistant I

    On Call

    Bring your research and evaluation method and analysis background to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) team and inspire curiosity through one of our on-call Research and Evaluation Assistant positions! You’ll participate in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving spreads opportunities across the Northwest.

    For a full job description, see Research and Evaluation Assistant

  • 15 Mar 2016 7:53 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Heritage

    Heritage Specialist


    Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is seeking applicants for the position of Program Analyst 2 (Heritage Outreach Specialist). The person will be responsible to promote and facilitate access to Heritage Division services and programs for museums and other organizations as part of the Heritage Outreach team. Also, as part of the team, it helps plan, coordinate, and conduct public education activities, including training sessions, workshops, and conferences, as well as coordinate a communication plan and produce publications, news releases, listservs and website content. Applications are due March 21. For more information, see the job announcement.

  • 08 Mar 2016 8:09 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon Historical Society
    Education Programs Coordinator


    The Southern Oregon Historical Society seeks a motivated, creative, and outgoing Education Programs Coordinator to manage high quality visitor experiences by conducting a variety of public programs for youths and families. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overall program development, administration, and supervision of the all education programs at SOHS's historic Hanley Farm. This includes the Children’s Heritage Fair, Hanley Farm Summer Camps, Children’s Harvest Fair, children’s activities at Hanley events, the Children’s Educational Garden, and Farm Tours. These programs play a key part in fulfilling SOHS's mission “to make history come alive by collecting, preserving, and sharing the stories and artifacts of our common heritage.”

    For a full job description, see Education Programs Coordinator

  • 17 Feb 2016 5:12 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Lane County Historical Society

    Artifacts Manager and Registrar


    Lane County Historical Society is seeking a part-time (24 hours per week) Artifacts Manager and Registrar. This is an entry-level position. 

    Requirements: Degree in history, anthropology, museum studies or a closely related field. Equivalent experience may substitute. Must be able to lift 40 pounds; may be required to use a ladder. Some Saturday hours will be required and infrequent Sunday hours. 

    Duties: Responsible for documenting, cataloguing, and storing three dimensional artifacts not in library, archival, and photographic collections. Oversees the artifacts catalog database. Assists with organizing artifacts for exhibit installation (and installation as needed). 

    Cover letter and resume to: Office Manager, Lane County Historical Society and Museum, 740 W. 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 or officemanager@lane 

    Deadline: 5:00 PM, March 16, 2016.

    For a full job description, go to:

  • 15 Feb 2016 10:29 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    World of Speed Museum

    Development Director


    The World of Speed Museum is seeking a Development Director. The Development Director is responsible for leading and enhancing development efforts and operations in order to support the mission of the museum. This position will oversee all aspects of the Museum’s development programs including annual funds, sponsorships, membership, special events, planned giving programs, corporate fundraising, donor stewardship, grant applications, budgets and strategic planning. Additionally the Development Director is responsible for establishing and building key relationships and contacts in corporate communities in order to meet revenue goals. World of Speed’s ideal candidate will exhibit strong leadership skills within a collaborative environment, supporting a young organization with a management team that assists each other as necessary.

    For a full job description, see Development Director or visit

  • 09 Feb 2016 2:15 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    High Desert Museum

    Curator of Natural History


    The High Desert Museum is seeking a Curator of Natural History to expand the Museum’s natural history collection and provide all aspects of research, exhibition, and program development. The Curator of Natural History will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of natural history specimens that will be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions.

    For a full job description, see: Curator of Natural History

  • 09 Feb 2016 9:36 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Public Broadcasting

    Media Archivist


    Oregon Public Broadcasting is looking for an experienced media archivist excited to organize and catalog its media collection and actively assist content creators in research. This salaried, exempt position is a full time, regular status position with benefits.

    For a full job description, go to: Media Archivist

  • 02 Feb 2016 2:18 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Klamath County Museum

    Collections Management


    The Klamath County Museum is seeking two (2) summer interns to commit to an eight (8) week internship opportunity in collections management. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to work with many aspects of collections care and storage including assisting with a collections inventory and move into a newly created climate-controlled storage facility. Interns will be required to present a report on their experience at the end of the position.

    For a full description, see Internship Announcement

  • 28 Jan 2016 11:14 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla



    The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation want to hire an archivist who will work to establish archiving procedures for its DNR Energy and Environmental Sciences Program. The archivist will also develop a masterplan/template that will encompass tribal preservation of historical documents, artifacts, and digital/ paper files.

    For a full job description, go to:


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