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  • 22 Feb 2017 8:40 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Lane County Historical Museum

    24 hours/week (0.6 FTE)

    $12.50- $16.50/hr


    Conducts or oversees all aspects of the Museum’s educational programs.

    May serve as institutional representative with arts and professional organizations.


    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Excel). Previous teaching experience w/museums, schools, cultural organizations, or non-profits a plus. Must work well independently and with others, lift 40 pounds and climb stairs. Some weekend hours required.


    Send cover letter and resume to: Office Manager, Lane County Historical Museum, 740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402 or


    Deadline: 4:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5. For more information, call 541-682-4242.






  • 21 Feb 2017 11:50 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Curator of Art and Community Engagement 


    High Desert Museum

    Full time 


    High Desert Museum seeks a Curator of Art and Community Engagement to provide allaspects of research, exhibition creation, program development, and oversight of the HighDesert Museum’s art collection. 


    Please see link for more information: 

  • 10 Jan 2017 7:41 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

    Full Time

    $59,850 - $77,850/year


    Position Profile: Director of Organizational Development and Diversity

    Our Mission: Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster

    experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.

    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is seeking an outstanding leader for a

    newly created position: Director of Organizational Development and Diversity. The successful

    candidate will join the OMSI team at a pivotal time in the organization’s history, and will help to

    design and shape the future of what it means to work at OMSI. This is a role for an experienced

    professional accustomed to advising at the executive level and collaborating effectively with

    colleagues across an array of operational functions.

    OMSI is a center of excellence in science teaching and learning and a valued destination for the

    community. Founded in 1944, OMSI is ranked as one of the nation's top ten science museums

    and a world-class tourist attraction and educational resource that reaches 1 million people each

    year. The museum features five exhibit halls and eight science labs featuring hundreds of

    interactive exhibits and hands-on demonstrations, as well as residential camps and programs

    across the region. OMSI’s staff consists of 250-300 paid employees and 500 volunteers. They

    share a passion for our mission and believe deeply in partnering with communities across the

    region to achieve collective impact.

    OMSI is a cross-functional organization, and a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability

    to coach and lead a collaborative culture, where information flows freely, where the

    development of strong relationships and informal networks are supported, and where people

    are empowered and are encouraged to develop interpersonal skills. We approach our work with

    a commitment to a clear set of organizational values and performance metrics.

    With community input, OMSI developed an ambitious 20-Year Vision (2015-2035) that positions

    OMSI as a leader in realizing larger community goals. Our strategic priorities for the first five

    years include:

     increasing OMSI’s statewide impact

     reinvesting in the museum to elevate both the guest’s experience and the staff’s

    experience in working at OMSI

     planning for future campus development in Portland’s Central Eastside

     continuing to build partnerships and support to increase contributed revenues

    The Director of Organizational Development and Diversity will report to the President/CEO and

    work closely with senior leadership to define investments in staff experience in working at

    OMSI. The Director will set strategy and implement programs and training to help the

    organization demonstrate two measurable outcomes:

     OMSI recruits, develops, and retains staff of diverse backgrounds and characteristics

     Employees and volunteers report a high level (4+) of satisfaction with working at


    The Director will plan, develop and direct results driven strategies to develop the organizational

    culture that reflects our values and enables our people to do their best work. The Manager of

    Human Resources and Volunteer Services reports to the Director and is responsible for the

    management functions of human resources and volunteer programs. The Director will provide

    oversight of and integration of these programs with organizational development across the

    organization. This position offers a unique opportunity to influence OMSI’s future and impact in

    our community.


  • 19 Dec 2016 1:14 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Oregon Museums Association 

    Part Time

    $13.00 per hour 


    Oregon Museums Association

    Part-time Administrative Assistant Job Announcement

    OMA is currently accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant. The hours vary monthly, due to OMA scheduled meetings, annual membership renewals, and the annual conference in October, although OMA anticipates an average 8 hours per week workload. This position works remotely and primarily via email and phone communication, with in person meetings occurring approximately three times annually.

    Founded in 1978, the Oregon Museums Association (OMA) is a nonprofit membership organization that provides resources and services to over 200 museums, cultural institutions and associated professionals throughout the state of Oregon. OMA’s mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to build the capacity of Oregon’s museums. Offering learning opportunities through regional workshops, an annual conference, newsletters and web-based communications, OMA helps to foster and connect industry professionals with practical resources to support the success of all Oregon museums.

    Administrative Assistant Position Description

    To provide administrative support to the Oregon Museums Association through the direction of OMA’s Board of Directors:

    • 1.    Website
    • a.    Under the direction of the OMA Editor, update and maintain website with Oregon museum news, announcements, Dispatch newsletters, sponsorship logos, updated member information, and other changes as needed
    • 2.    Bookkeeping
    • a.    Maintain OMA’s financials: receive, pay, and record payments in Quickbooks; and make deposits, maintain, and reconcile accounts in coordination with the OMA Treasurer 
    • 3.    Membership
    • a.    Coordinate with OMA Membership Chair on renewal process, including announcements, reports, thank you letters, and receipts
    • b.    Communicate with members regularly via email, phone, etc.
    • c.    Process payments in coordination with the OMA Treasurer
    • d.    Maintain current contact lists
    • 4.    Publications
    • a.    Compile and send E-Dispatch each month via MailChimp in coordination with the OMA Editor
    • 5.    Miscellaneous administration
    • a.    Attend monthly board meetings and take minutes, in coordination with the Secretary
    • b.    Check P.O. box weekly and process incoming mail weekly
    • c.    Prepare OMA federal and state documents (tax forms, etc) in coordination with the OMA Treasurer
    • d.    Maintain organizational records and files
    • e.    Coordinate annual conference logistics and registration with the Program Committee Chair
    • f.     Staff OMA annual conference, workshops, and board meetings
    • g.    Facilitate any other OMA related operational issues as requested


    • Self-motivated, highly organized, and works well without direct supervision
    • Must have access to computer, internet connection, and printing capabilities
    • Familiarity with accounting software, Quickbooks preferred
    • Ability to work with computer applications including websites, Wild Apricot and MailChimp preferred
    • Excellent computer skills with Word, Excel
    • Professional demeanor when acting on behalf of OMA
    • Must be able to compose professionally written documentation and communication
    • Flexibility in availability
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Must reside in Oregon
    • High School diploma required
    • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and/or museums preferred
    • Staff the OMA Annual Conference (usually the last Sunday-Tuesday of October), workshops, and board meetings

    Compensation will be provided in the form of OMA checks to be paid on a monthly basis. The payment rate will be $13/hour, with the possibility of an increase based on performance. Initial services will be provided over a three-month probationary period, with performance reviews occurring every 6 months.

    To apply, please provide the items below in a single email to

    a)    Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position

    b)    Résumé

    c)    3 professional references (name, email address, and phone number)  


    All documents must be in Word or PDF format. To avoid spam and scams, we request that you type in the subject line of your email the following information: Administrative Assistant: Your Last Name, Your First Name (Source from which you learned about this position). Email to


    All applications are due by January 9, 2017.

  • 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:

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