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  • 21 Oct 2015 8:41 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    CSA Western Region presents the Jack Handford Summer Internship.

    The winning applicant will receive a $2000 stipend for a student internship with an accredited museum or institutional costume collection.

    Applicants must be current CSA Western Region members to apply. The internship is open to undergraduate students about to commence their senior year and to graduate students.

    This is an award to provide students with a stipend while they work as an intern in an accredited institution. If you have students or are a student who would be interested, or if as an institution you would like to host an intern, please feel free to email Joan Driggers for further information at

  • 21 Oct 2015 8:14 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Guest Services Representative
    Regular, Part-Time (20 hours per week)
    2 positions available

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking part-time Guest Services Representatives. This position provides superior customer service to OMSI’s guests through on-site sales and services. The Guest Service Representative effectively promotes OMSI’s products to onsite-customers, i.e., explains and sells OMSI’s products to customers in such a way as to maximize both the customer experience and revenue generation for the museum. 

    The ideal candidate must have, but not limited to: 

    · Good customer service skills. 

    · Working knowledge of sales. 

    · Ability to follow basic instructions. 

    · Strong communication skills, both written and oral. 

    · Good organizational skills. 

    · Understanding of confidentiality and protocol. 

    · Accurate cash-handling and record-keeping skills. 

    · Team player with a good attitude and strong cooperation skills. 

    · High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and education. 

    · Minimum 1 year of customer service experience in a fast-paced, high public contact retail or service environment. 

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

    Bilingual in Spanish/English, experience working with volunteers, and theater presentation or ushering experience is preferred.

    Pay Rate: $9.90 - $11.88 per hour.

    If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit

  • 06 Oct 2015 8:44 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The World of Speed Car Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon is currently seeking a Director of Education to conceive and develop the educational program of a new regional motorsports museum. 

    The Director of Education is a key member of the leadership team in all aspects of developing and implementing the museums educational and programming activities. The Education Director will provide effective leadership, vision and strategic direction; inspire and motivate staff and volunteers; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, members of boards, foundations, commissions and support groups. 

    Exhibition interpretation, curriculum development, audience outreach, proven ability to conceptualize innovative public programs and build partnerships and collaborations, are viewed as essential components of the role. This individual must work cooperatively and creatively, ensuring that the overall institutional goals are maintained, programs are effectively conceived and executed. 

    The Education Director will conceive, develop, and implement educational programming for the Museum including, but not limited to family days, classes, exhibition education strategies, workshops, lectures, films, panel discussions, special events.

    Full job description: Director_of_Education

    To apply, visit

  • 03 Oct 2015 2:24 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Gaiety Hollow, located in a Salem historic district, was the home, garden and studio of Lord and Schryver, two notable landscape architects who introduced a new style of gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Characterized as Beaux Arts in style with an array of plants suitable to cultivation in the region, the 0.4 acre garden is being restored to its 1932-1969 Period of Significance. The property is owned by the Lord & Schryver Conservancy, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and interpret the legacy of Lord and Schryver and to develop the site into a cultural and educational center for the community. The conservancy seeks a garden manager/curator to assume a leadership role in restoring the garden while also overseeing its maintenance. The garden manager will represent the garden to the public and will participate in developing educational programs as Gaiety Hollow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand the aesthetic intention of the garden and the capacity to guide hands-on restoration, maintenance and interpretation of the garden. Email a cover letter expressing interest and a resume with salary requirement, including three references to: . Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30.

  • 02 Oct 2015 2:02 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Volunteer Coordinator II

    Regular, Full-Time

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator II. This position is responsible for recruiting, screening, placing and providing general orientation for new volunteers, as well as providing for the recognition and retention of all volunteers at OMSI. 

    The ideal candidate must have, but not limited to: 

    • The ability to effectively work independently and with teams on multiple, simultaneous, diverse tasks with attention to details, accuracy and process orientation.
    • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, in person and on the telephone, for working effectively with people of diverse ages, talent and background.
    • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills and self-initiative to prioritize multiple projects in order to meet individual and Volunteer Services related deadlines.
    • Demonstrated professional written and verbal skills, including presentation and public speaking skills.
    • An understanding of confidentiality and protocol.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Flexibility to modify work schedule as needed.
    • Demonstrated genuine interest in the success and growth of volunteers.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Working knowledge of best practices in volunteer coordination.
    • Recruiting, screening, and training experience.
    • Minimum 3 years of program coordination and project management experience.
    • Minimum 1 year of working with the public in formal and informal settings.
    • Valid driver’s license.
    • Must pass all pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, fingerprinting, reference checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check for non-CDL Drivers. 
    • Previous non-profit/museum experience, experience with volunteer management software and bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.
    Pay rate: $13.87 - $17.00 per hour.


  • 02 Oct 2015 2:00 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Heritage will award up to three $2,000 fellowships to full-time students of an Oregon university or college for researching, writing and presenting a topic related to history, geography, archaeology, cultural heritage, or historic preservation in Oregon. 

    Details, the application form and a list of past winners are available at The application deadline is Oct. 30. For more information contact Mike Gushard at 503-986-0671 or 

  • 02 Oct 2015 1:50 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The City of Gresham is pleased to announce an opportunity for one or two college interns who will perform project based work related to historical properties in its urban design and planning department. 

    This position will perform historic research and preservation project work in support of the Historic Resources Council Advisory Subcommittee.  

    The project work will review and update an existing list of historic and cultural landmarks.  This list was created in the mid- 1980's and has not been updated since that time. The internship is scheduled for a total of 120 hours and will conclude prior to June 30.  For more information, visit the city jobs website.

  • 16 Sep 2015 8:45 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Education Manager

    Oregon Nikkei Endowment seeks an Education Manager to oversee the 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 relationship, communication and collaboration with Portland Public Schools and Portland-metro district school teachers.

    Qualifications (required): A degree in Museum Education or Education. Familiarity with the Common Core Standards. Knowledge of Portland, the Pacific Northwest and U.S. history. 


    Preferred: Previous experience in the field of Museum Education and a sense of the field and teaching philosophies. Managerial experience, excellent written skills and ability to work extremely well with others. Experience conducting tours and training docents/educators of varied ages to conduct inquiry-based tours. Experience with fundraising events a plus.


    This is a minimum 20+ hour part-time position ($20 hour) with potential to build to full-time with benefits. One weekend day will be required twice a month. Completed applications must be received by 5pm on September 30, 2015 (not a postmark deadline). 


    To apply, please submit an application, resume and letter of interest to or by mail to Oregon Nikkei Endowment, 121 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, Attn: EDU MGR Position. Successful candidates will be interviewed the week of October 5th and you will be contacted to schedule an interview with us. Estimated start date, October 27, 2015. For more information, see

  • 29 Aug 2015 2:45 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Space Science Educator

    Regular, Part-Time (19 hours per week)



    We are searching for an engaging Space Science Educator! The Space Science Educator is responsible for the console operation of public astronomy and laser shows in the Planetarium.  This position primarily implements interpretive programming for the visiting public, including schools, families, children, and adults. The educator will provide both structured interpretive programs and casual interpretative experiences for these audiences. 


    Successful candidates will have but not limited to:

    ·        Good attention to detail.

    ·        Excellent coordination and project management skills.

    ·        Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

    ·        Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

    ·        Ability to follow basic instructions.

    ·          Strong customer service skills.

    ·          Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·          Strong presentation skills.

    ·          Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

    ·          Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

    ·          Computer literacy and mechanical aptitude, including working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    ·          Bachelor’s Degree in science, education, or communications, with college course work in science or equivalent combination of education and experience;

    ·          Working knowledge of Science and Engineering process skills;

    ·          Minimum 2 years delivering educational programming, and minimum of one year experience teaching in an informal setting (museum, zoo, nature preserve).

    ·          Must pass all pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check and reference checks.


    Bilingual - Spanish/English, Experience working with volunteers and previous non-profit/museum experience is preferred.


    Pay Rate: $12.38 - $15.17 per hour.

    Veterans are encouraged to apply.


    If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit

  • 19 Aug 2015 9:40 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Executive Assistant

    Regular, Full Time


    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking an Executive Assistant that will provide administrative fundraising support for the Vice President of Development and the division as outlined below, including, but not limited to the coordination of the division’s development operations, budgeting, accounting, and special projects in a fast paced work environment.


    The ideal candidate must have, but not limited to:


    ·          Strong customer service skills.

    ·          Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

    ·          Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

    ·          Strong time management skills.

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

    ·          Strong presentation skills.

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

    ·          Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

    ·          Ability to work under pressure with flexibility.

    ·          Self-initiative to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

    ·          Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to promote teamwork and collaboration.

    ·          Working knowledge of development and accounting/budgeting principles, procedures and standards

    ·          Thorough knowledge of office practices, procedures and business writing

    ·          Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment, anticipate situations before they arise, possess excellent problem-solving, organizational, clerical, administrative, and interpersonal skills.

    ·          Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

    ·          Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education; minimum 1 year of coordination and project management skills; minimum 1 year of experience working with the public, formal and informal settings; minimum 5 years of experience in administrative support at the executive level.

    ·        Must pass all pre-employment checks such as criminal background check and reference checks.


    Previous nonprofit/museum experience, experience with database or accounting programs, and prior experience in fundraising/sales/development is preferred.


    Pay Rate: $35,450 - $44,300 per year.


    If this sounds like the perfect position, please apply at


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