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  • 11 Aug 2022 9:06 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Description
    The organization administrator performs administrative tasks including planning, developing, coordinating, and the general oversight of the activities/events of the McLoughlin Memorial Association (MMA) in cooperation with the Rose Management Committee (RFMC), and National Park Service (NPS) staff and volunteers.

    Pay: 19.00/hr.
    Hours: 20-25 hrs/week. Required to work Fridays and Saturdays in-person at the Barclay House in Oregon City,
    OR from 10AM-4PM.

    1. Background Check:

    • Must pass National Park Service background check

    2. Job Duties:

    • Assist the MMA with developing and implementing short-term and long-term strategic planning goals.
    • Assist with developing, administering, and monitoring the MMA annual budget in coordination with the MMA Treasurer.
    • Assist and lead as needed in the development and execution of interpretation/outreach programs and materials with MMA, RFMC, and NPS staff.
    • Assist collections volunteers with processing, organizing, and cataloging MMA and Holmes House objects and records as needed.
    • Coordinate and organize special events and fundraisers.
    • Schedule group tours for the Holmes House in cooperation with RFMC.
    • Assist in the recruitment of volunteers and maintain volunteer contact information.
    • Update and maintain website and social media, in cooperation with MMA/RFMC volunteers
    • Assist MMA newsletter coordinator in writing, distribution and mailing of the quarterly Beaver Log.
    • Assist in processing new and renewing MMA memberships, including record keeping and related correspondence, in cooperation with the 2nd Vice President and Treasurer.
    • Process and record MMA/RFMC donations, including related correspondence.
    • Supervise gift shop, including bank deposits and assisting gift shop manager with ordering.

    3. Outreach:

    • Assist in greeting visitors.
    • Provide information about and directions to other historic sites and points of interest in Oregon City.
    • Maintain cooperative relationship with other heritage organizations and participate in committee and special events as appropriate.
    • Research and identify grant opportunities for MMA and RFMC special projects. Develop grant proposals with the MMA Executive Board and/or MMA volunteers as needed.

    4. Additional:

    • Remote work is acceptable on the days the Barclay House is closed. Required in-person days at the Barclay House are Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.), and website maintenance.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Ability to ascend/descend stairs.

    Please send cover letter and resume by September 15, 2022 to mcloughlinmemorial@gmail.com

  • 05 Aug 2022 11:02 AM | Anonymous member

    Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) seeks a motivated, knowledgeable, personable, and creative individual to fill the position of Museum Educator. OJMCHE is a growing organization, which engages audiences from a wide range of backgrounds on the museum’s core educational content: Oregon Jewish history; the history of the Holocaust and genocide; and the history of discrimination and resistance in Oregon.

    Job Description 

    The Museum Educator plays an essential role in providing secondary students and teachers with informed educational experiences at OJMCHE’s primary location, 724 NW Davis Street, and off-site in greater Portland metro-area classrooms. The primary responsibility of the Museum Educator is to inspire and guide learners through OJMCHE’s exhibitions, making relevant and meaningful connections. As such, Museum Educators must have engaging presentation skills and confidence navigating critical conversations. When not leading tours, Museum Educators will be supporting the education department with the development of education resources. 

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead dynamic and thought-provoking student tours of varying sizes through OJMCHE’s core and temporary exhibitions

    • Facilitate existing student workshops on-site at OJMCHE and off-site at greater Portland metro-area schools

    • Work with the Museum Education Manager to research and develop exhibition guides that will inspire critical thinking and conversations 

    • Compile student programming summaries  

    • Participate in education team meetings and planning

    • Honor and uphold OJMCHE’s mission, values, and expectations  

    Secondary Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Assist with the development of standards-based classroom resources such as lesson plans, digital experiences, and speaker experience summaries 

    • Create and/or enhance existing partnerships with schools

    • Collaborate with OJMCHE Education colleagues on existing and new initiatives 

    Required Qualifications and Skill Sets

    • Knowledge of Holocaust and genocide studies and/or Jewish history and culture education

    • BA in Education, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies, or related field

    • Two years of experience teaching in a museum or in a middle, high school or university classroom setting

    • Comfort engaging in difficult conversations 

    • Experience engaging with people from a wide range of perspectives including different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and people with disabilities

    • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a fast paced environment

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills 

    • Enthusiastic and positive energy, especially in busy situations

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

    • Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation

    • Ability to clear a background check

    Preferred Qualifications

    • MA in Education, Museum Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Jewish studies or related field

    • Spanish literacy and presentation experience

    • Licensed or certified educator 

    Hours and Salary

    $30 per hour 

    10 - 15 hours a week (Monday - Thursday) November through May*

    *This is a renewable contract. 

    To Apply

    Send a resume and cover letter to jobsearch@ojmche.org by September 16, 2022.

  • 02 Aug 2022 2:25 PM | Anonymous member

    The mission of the Clackamas County Historical Society is to enrich the lives of current and future generations through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Clackamas County.

    An essential part of the museum team, the Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for providing the highest standards of interpretation and audience engagement by implementing education programs and community services. The Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator works at the Museum of the Oregon Territory and the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and reports to the Executive Director.

    Job type: 40 hours/week; no benefits                       Wage: $35000-40000/year

    Experience, Qualifications, and Skills

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in education, history, or museum studies.
    • One year of experience in museums, schools, or coordinating volunteers.
    • The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in creating education programs for exhibits, school children, families, or communities.
    • An ideal candidate will have knowledge of the American Alliance of Museums standards and best practices in museum education.
    • Excellent writing, speaking, organizational, project management, and people skills

    Position Description Specific Responsibilities

    40% - Community Engagement and Education Programs

    • Under the supervision of the Executive Director and associated advisory group, develop programmatic calendar of events.
    • Develop, implement, and schedule on-site and outreach programs and tours, including 4th and 5th grade school group programs and a Scouts patch program.
    • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, create all education program materials, including docent training manuals and curriculum materials.
    • Oversee and implement pre-K-12 school programs by creating curriculum and programs that develop connections between exhibits, collections, and Oregon’s Department of Education standards.
    • Promote and maintain institutional partnerships through networking and developing shared program opportunities with peer institutions, community-based organizations, and other partners.
    • Organize facilities for programming events, such as setting up table arrangements, anticipating A/V and equipment needs, and collaborating with contracted caterer as needed.

    40% - Volunteer Coordination

    • Under the supervision of the Executive Director, oversee and implement the volunteer and internship programs using American Alliance for Museums best practices.
    • Conduct regular trainings of volunteers and interns.
    • Plan, schedule, and assign work to volunteers and interns.
    • Recruit, supervise, and evaluate volunteers and interns.
    • Administer the online volunteer management system.
    • Develop and deliver all volunteer communications and newsletters, serving as the primary contact for volunteers.
    • Oversee the front desk and ensure coverage of gift shop operations.
    • Complete all front desk reports, including attendance, end-of-day sales, and processing deposits.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    20% - Interpretation, Exhibits, and Strategic Planning

    • Conduct program research, development, and evaluation according to nationally accepted standards.
    • Participate in strategic planning to secure foundation, corporate, and private grants for education and community programs.
    • Maintain a visible presence in the local community by presenting information about the museum’s education programs and establishing communication and exchange with other museums.
    • Collaborate with external organizations and form programs advisory groups to foster communication between the museum and community.
    • Conduct audience research and evaluate program effectiveness.
    • Develop copy/images for the Education and Community Programs sections of the website and associated communications for the newsletter.

    Work Environment

    • The work will take place in the museum, the museum front desk, a shared office space, and in outreach locations.
    • The work schedule for this position is approximately 40 hours/week. Must be available Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM with occasional evening hours.
    • Physical activity may include moderate lifting, kneeling, bending, and using stairs.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
    • Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Clackamas County Historical Society at director@clackamashistory.org with the subject line “Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator – [Last Name].” Apply by Sunday, August 21.

  • 01 Aug 2022 4:20 PM | Anonymous member

    Eugene Science Center, a hands-on science museum in Eugene, Oregon, seeks an enthusiastic individual experienced with engaging individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes in science education to serve as Education Director. Position is responsible for managing and coordinating all educational programs. Duties include supervising education staff and volunteers; developing, organizing and scheduling educational programs that take place both on and off-site; managing department budget; ensuring collection and dissemination of relevant program data; and assisting with grant writing to support educational programs.

    This is a full-time (40 hours per week) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required.  Starting salary is $35,000 with full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    The full position description, qualifications, and application instructions can be found on our website:

    https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/

    Deadline for applications:  September 1, 2022.


  • 25 Jul 2022 1:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Position: Development & Membership Coordinator 
    Reports to: Development & Membership Director
    Employment Type: Full Time (40 hours per week), non-exempt 
    Compensation: $20 per hour DOE, plus excellent benefit package including medical and dental insurance, PTO, retirement plan with company match up to 3%, and Employee Assistance Program. 

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pittockmansion.org. Please include “Development & Membership Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 
    Application Deadline: August 22, 2022
    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring. 

     

    ABOUT PITTOCK MANSION:

    Pittock Mansion is a 1914 historic house museum, operated by the Pittock Mansion Society. The premises include the mansion, the Gate Lodge and the Garage with beautiful gardens adjacent to the Pittock Vista Point. The mission of the organization is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs. Having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in Portland.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision of the Development and Membership Director, the Development and Membership Coordinator will assist with the coordination of Pittock Mansion’s development department and membership activities, including donor and special events. The Development and Membership Coordinator will maintain the Mansion’s donor database, accurately process all gifts and assist in other strategic development growth activities.    

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    Collection, data entry and maintenance of patron information in organization’s database  

    Maintenance of all patron database information 

    Processing of donations and membership dues 

    Coordination of all acknowledgement correspondence for gifts and memberships  

    Preparation of membership welcome, reinstatement and benefit packages 

    Coordination of printing and mailing activities for membership and development  

    Coordination of corporate membership events (approximately ten per year with expected growth)  

    Prepare reports as needed for membership and development activities  

    Coordination of event invitation lists for development receptions and member events 

    Support and coordination of grant program 

    Support and attend all development and membership events including weekends and evenings. 

    Additional duties as deemed necessary by management 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    Bachelor’s degree preferred 

    One to three years of relevant experience  

    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail  

    High level of comfort with database systems  

    Professional manner and appearance 

    Record of dependability, timeliness and good attendance 

    Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills 

    Proficient in PC-based Microsoft Word and Excel  

    Prior fundraising event experience is helpful 

    Flexibility and resilience to change 

     

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Light to medium work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds 

    Position may require remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods 

    Position may require repeating motions that may include arms, wrists, hands, and/or fingers 

    Workstations may not be in a climate-controlled environment 

    Wearing of personal protective equipment (e.g., face covering, gloves) may be required. 

     

    Pittock Mansion Society is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination practices.



  • 25 Jul 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous member

    Position: Part-time Visitor Services Representative
    Reports to: 
    Visitor Services Manager
    Employment Type: Part-Time Hourly (21-24 hours per week)
    Compensation: $16.75 per hour
    To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@pittockmansion.org. Please include “Visitor Service Representative” in the subject line.
    Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring

     

    ABOUT PITTOCK MANSION:

    Pittock Mansion is a 1914 historic house museum, operated by the Pittock Mansion Society. The premises include the mansion, the Gate Lodge and the Garage with beautiful gardens adjacent to the Pittock Vista Point. The mission of the organization is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs. Having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in Portland.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    As part of Pittock Mansion’s dynamic Visitor Services Team, VSRs ensure quality guest experience, while being an active learner.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    Greet and interact with visitors, volunteers, and delivery people

    Answer phones, respond to callers’ requests, and refer calls

    Sell admission, membership, and store items

    Follow established cash-handling practices

    Process reservations for tours

    Perform all opening and closing duties as assigned, including securing all buildings and deactivating and activating alarms

    Maintain the visual integrity and security of the museum and store throughout the day

    Staff and assist special events held inside museum

    Light cleaning and maintenance of both museum, collections, and public areas

    Enforce mansion policies and respond to visitors’ needs

    Follow de-escalation best practices

    Carry out other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

    High level of customer service

    Ability to interact with public, staff, and volunteers as a team member

    Professional manner and appearance

    Strong communication skills and attention to detail

    Cash handling experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment

    Record of dependability, timeliness, and good attendance

    Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings and potentially pick up extra shifts as needed

    Familiarity with and understanding of Point-of-Sale systems, and Microsoft Office programs, especially Outlook and Excel

    Strong retail sales skills a plus

    Flexibility and resilience to change

     

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

    Light to medium work that includes moving objects up to 30 pounds

    Position may require remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods

    Position may require repeating motions that may include arms, wrists, hands, and/or fingers

    Workstations may not be in a climate-controlled environment

    Wearing of personal protective equipment (e.g. face covering, gloves) may be required.

     

    Pittock Mansion Society is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination practices.



  • 25 Jul 2022 12:01 PM | Anonymous member

    Title:  Director of Finance & Administration

    Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer

    Location:  Portland, OR

    Salary: $80,000-$90,000 per year (based on experience). Non-Exempt

    ABOUT PITTOCK MANSION:

    Pittock Mansion is a 1914 historic house museum, owned by the City of Portland Parks and Recreation and operated by the Pittock Mansion Society. The premises include the mansion, the Gate Lodge and the Garage with beautiful gardens adjacent to the Pittock Vista Point. The mission of the organization is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs. With an annual operating budget of nearly $2 million and having grown to well over 100,000 annual visitors in recent years, Pittock Mansion is one of the top tourist destinations in Portland. The organization is at an exciting juncture of growth, reimagination and evolution.

    ABOUT THE ROLE:

    The director of finance and administration is responsible for finance and accounting, including budgeting and forecasting, investment management, e-commerce, and financial reporting; human resources; and cross-cutting administration, including IT, vendor relations, contracts and agreements and systems improvement.

    The director supervises an Accounting /Administrative Specialist.

    The new leader will report to the Chief Executive Officer and, as a member of the leadership team, have a unique opportunity to be a strategic thought-partner working collaboratively with the other colleagues such as the directors of the departments of Development & Membership, Facilities and Operations, Interpretation & Community Engagement and Communications, Marketing & Events.

    The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success in managing accounting, finance, human resources and other operations in a not-for-profit organization. They will be a collaborative, detail oriented and nimble manager, a critical thinker and problem solver.

    A summary of the essential duties and responsibilities includes:

    Finance:

    • ·         Participate as a member of the senior staff team and provide regular communication and information to the Chief Executive Officer and senior team related to the financial position of the organization.
    • ·         Establish and implement policies and procedures for all financial management functions.
    • ·         Manage cash flow; and oversee investment and endowment accounts.
    • ·         Serve as organizational liaison and maintain relationships with bank, credit card and merchant providers.

    Accounting:

    • ·         Supervise the Accounting & Administrative Specialist who handles day-to-day accounting.
    • ·         Manage all accounting operations and responsibilities.
    • ·         Manage payroll and employee reimbursements

    Budgeting & Reporting:

    • ·         Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner.
    • ·         Maintain systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the Chief Executive Officer and senior staff and as requested to the Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.
    • ·         Ensure successful completion of annual audits (when required), Form 990 and other IRS filings, and all other mandated financial reports.
    • ·         Serve as the liaison to the Finance Committee with the Chief Executive Officer.
    • ·         Lead annual budgeting and planning process, in coordination with Chief Executive Officer and senior staff.
    • ·         Track and report on grant and contract expenses and related details, as required.
    • ·         Work with the Development team to provide budgets, financial statements, and other information in support of PMS’ fundraising goals.

    Human Resources:

    • ·         Responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the human resources function.
    • ·         Work with Chief Executive Officer and senior staff to develop, recommend, and implement personnel policies and procedures.
    • ·         Ensure diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) inform and guide the recruitment and retention efforts of the organization.
    • ·         Ensure volunteer hours including for board and committee members are recorded and reported annually.
    • ·         Manage employee benefits administration.

    Administration:

    • ·         Develop and maintain a business calendar that includes all relevant deadlines, timelines and checklists for action.
    • ·         Accountable for the effectiveness of administrative procedures and systems.
    • ·         Analyze current systems, vendor performance against current and future needs of the organization to develop improvements and changes.
    • Oversee staff and outside consultant responsible for IT.
    • Oversee risk management of the organization and maintain and review all insurance policies, leases and other contracts.

    General:

    • ·         Contribute to the development of Pittock Mansion’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
    • ·         Lead special projects as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer
    • ·         Adapt to changing responsibilities or procedures as deemed appropriate by the Chief Executive Officer to evolve the Finance/HR/Administration department as the organization grows.

    Qualification and Education Requirements:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA preferred.
    • A minimum of five years financial/accounting supervisory experience, preferably in a non-profit organization(s).
    • Proficiency in accounting software, i.e., QuickBooks.
    • Two to four years’ experience in Human Resource policies and procedures, including benefits administration and employee relations management.
    • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills in an evolving environment.
    • Demonstrated success managing and motivating staff, fostering a positive work environment, and modeling best practices.
    • Demonstrate a teamwork approach to understanding interdepartmental connectedness and foster a collaborative work environment with colleagues.
    • Consistent ability to take ideas from vision to implementation.
    • Be open to new ways of doing things and adopting and adapting to iterative processes.

    The full job description can be viewed here: https://pittockmansion.org/careers/directoroffinance/

    To Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@pittockmansion.org. Please include “Director of Finance & Administration” in the subject line.

    Application Deadline: August 31, 2022

    Qualified candidate must complete background check prior to hiring.

    Pittock Mansion Society is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination practices.

    At Pittock Mansion Society we take the health and welfare of all our staff very seriously. For this reason, PMS’ policy requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at PMS. If you are unable to receive the vaccine due to a disability or serious medical condition, because of your sincerely held religious beliefs, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation.




  • 15 Jul 2022 10:32 AM | Anonymous member

    About the Museum

    Five Oaks Museum is an independent non-profit located on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus on Tualatin Kalapuya land in Washington County, Oregon. As a local organization engaged in globally-relevant dialogues, we support the thriving cultural ecologies around us through guest curated exhibitions, learning programs, events, research, and the museum’s cultural resources, archives and library. After 65 years of centering Euro-American settler narratives, the institution was fundamentally reshaped in 2019 and now operates as a platform for multi-vocal, culturally embedded stories and as a sandbox for innovative organizational structures, all shaped around the core values of Body, Land, Truth, Justice, and Community.

    Position Summary

    The Development and Communications Manager (DCM) is a new position and will be a core member of the collaborative Five Oaks Museum team and help shape the museum’s journey. The DCM position bridges and integrates the work of development and donor engagement with written and visual external-facing communications. This will be situated within our ongoing efforts to integrate decolonial frameworks and a justice lens to all areas of our work. The position requires a passion for persuasive storytelling, skill in creating and nurturing relationships, a deep connection to the museum’s five values, and the ability to keep the holistic needs of the organization in mind while also attending to details. While the two main elements of this role will overlap, we envision that the DCM will focus approximately 60% of their attention to development and 40% of their attention to communications. Ultimately, the DCM is responsible for raising funds from a wide range of sources and communicating the unique, powerful work of Five Oaks Museum to our community. 

    Position in Organization

    Reports to: Co-directors

    Responsible for: Volunteers and interns as needed

    Locations: Mixed remote and on-site work 

    Development Responsibilities:

    • Plays an integral role on the existing Development Committee along with Co-directors, board members, and community partners.

    • Supports Co-directors in stewarding the museum’s relationships with existing donors, through managing donation anniversary reminders, gratitude efforts, and monthly donation renewal programs. 

    • Plays a lead role in prospecting and soliciting major gifts from individual and corporate donors with support from the Development Committee.

    • Collaborates with Co-directors to determine what grants to pursue, manage grant submission timelines, write grant language, maintain foundation relationships, and ensure quality reporting as needed.

    • Develops new grant funding opportunities including researching and building relationships with potential funders.

    • Works with the Head of Operations to help maintain and update the donor database.

    • Coordinates fundraising appeals, including for the museum’s annual Showcase, end-of-year giving, and others; implements development plan co-created with Development Committee.

    Communications Responsibilities:

    • Co-creates and implements a communications plan with the Communications Committee to shape the museum’s voice, promote transparency, engage with relevant dialogues, and strengthen community connections.

    • Leads creation of the museum’s monthly e-newsletter (Constant Contact) and oversees Instagram takeover program.

    • Creates and disseminates marketing and outreach materials (e.g., press releases, social media posts, website graphics, promotional emails) with support of Co-directors.

    • Communicates and collaborates with regional partner organizations to both share content and raise awareness of the museum’s programs and projects. 

    • Keeps up with discourse around current events and within the museum field to inform and collaboratively create the museum's response when appropriate.

    • Maintains and updates museum website content (Wordpress) as needed.

    • Creates communications evaluation process to assess ongoing efforts and alter those efforts as needed to ensure success with support from the Communications Committee.

    All-Staff Responsibilities:

    • Advance the museum’s values in the delivery of your work, interpersonal and professional relationships. 

    • Support membership and public support through excellent, informed customer service.

    • Assist with additional tasks as needed to foster overall health of the organization.

    Qualifications:

    Any combination of education, work experience, and lived experience that demonstrates your ability to thrive in this position is welcomed.

    • Strong skills in collaboration, self-reflection, and interpersonal communications.

    • Ability to articulate and demonstrate ongoing learning around anti-racism, decolonial practices, and intersectional liberatory ways of working.

    • Comfort and rapport with data including collecting, interpreting, and communicating it.

    • Demonstrated ability to personally cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals and businesses.

    • Knowledge of local and regional community leaders, philanthropists, and influencers, including grant-making organizations.

    • Proficiency with preparation of grant applications and reports, including research and relationship building with foundations and grant-making organizations.

    • Experience with, and knowledge of, donor management software.

    • Familiarity with fundraising best practices and current and emerging applications of technology for fundraising implementation.

    • Sensitivity toward picking up relationships that may have been lost or damaged while at the same time exciting new people to become donors.

    • Knowledge of communications, marketing and branding best practices.

    • Strong skills in written and oral communication, copyediting, social media management (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), graphic design, organization, and creative problem-solving.

    • Familiarity with museums or other non-profit heritage/arts organizations preferred. Love for museums required :)

    • Our workplace operates in English, using Google Suite for shared documents, virtual meetings, and email.

    Access/ Conditions:

    This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position based on 32 hours of weekly work, with employer-sponsored health benefits for the full family and vacation time with a salary of $55,000. Note: We have taken drastic steps since 2019 to address pay inequities that were inherited from the previous organizational structure and leadership. With the fiscal year that started July 1, 2022 we have established pay parity across staff positions. As such, the salary for this position is fixed at exactly $55,000. Staff receive annual evaluations and raises which contain a shared process of adjusting pay, title, and job scope; new hires have an additional 6 month review to begin this process.

    This position is located at Five Oaks Museum on the Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus, 17677 NW Springville Rd, Portland OR 97229. ADA parking and TriMet bus service are available to the museum. This role will involve limited travel throughout the region which can be shaped around access needs. The museum building is accessible to ADA standards including entry ramp, power doors, and accessible restroom stalls. Physical workstations are designed for each individual’s needs and size-inclusive seating is present in meeting spaces. There are currently no lower-counter sinks; there are no stairs within the building. There are some chemicals present in artifacts and some spaces have harsh lighting. Disability justice is deeply within our values and enacting that beyond basic compliance is currently an area of focused growth for us.

    Modest relocation assistance may be available. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

    Hiring process: 

    We are committed to doing all that we can to support additional access needs throughout the interview process and within the position. To request accommodations, alternative formats of this application, or to contact us regarding issues with the application process, please call (503) 645-5353 or email info@fiveoaksmuseum.org.

    Initial application (Phase I):

    Applications must include a minimum of (1) a letter of interest tailored to this position along with (2) a resume and/or CV to be considered. Email your application materials and any other supporting documentation showcasing your fit for this position to: info@fiveoaksmuseum.org no later than 5pm PST on Friday, August 12, 2022.

    Follow-up (Phase II):

    Supplemental questions will be sent to applicants who meet the position requirements on Friday, September 2nd. Responses will be due back Sunday, September 11th at 10pm PST. Note that we will attempt to contact all applicants. In the event that applicant volume is too high, only those applicants being moved on to Phase II will be contacted.

    Once all the supplemental question responses and application materials have been carefully reviewed we will determine a few finalists for interviews. All Phase II applicants will be contacted by Friday, September 30th and informed if they were not selected, or to arrange interview times.

    Target start date for the position is the week of October 24th, 2022.



  • 11 Jul 2022 1:27 PM | Anonymous member

    Eugene Science Center seeks a seasoned development professional with a passion for education, science, and community to serve as Development Director.  The ideal candidate will thrive with a small but energetic staff and contribute to a fun, creative, collaborative, and innovative work environment.

    The Development Director has primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategies to raise revenue for both operations and special projects from individuals, businesses, and foundations. He/She/They will work to strengthen and expand the science center’s base of support throughout Lane County and beyond by being innovative, autonomous, forward thinking, and having a successful track record in fundraising, grant writing, and communications.

    This is a full time (40 hrs/wk) exempt position.  Occasional weekend, holiday, and evening work required.  Annual salary range is $43,000 - $46,000 depending on experience.  Full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    The full position description, qualifications, and application instructions can be found on our website:

    https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/

    Deadline for applications:  September 1, 2022


  • 07 Jul 2022 9:13 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    • Job Location: Coos Bay, OR
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full Time
    • Starting Salary: $58,586.11/yr. DOE

    The Cultural Resources Protection Specialist assists the Director of Natural Resources and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) in overseeing all aspects of protection of the cultural resources of the Tribes with emphasis to assist with work under the purview of NAGPRA and reports to the Director of Natural Resources.

    PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Survey, identify, locate and monitor cultural resource sites. Participate in subsurface testing and excavation, report and permit writing and project tracking
    • Coordinate with Intergovernmental agencies and internal resources, review permits, technical reports, and environmental impact statements, evaluate potential impacts to archaeological and other cultural resources from proposed activities and recommend mitigation measures per CTCLUSI Tribal code, ORS code, NHPA section 106 and NAGPRA.
    • Assist the THPO in consultation efforts with agencies, tribes, partners and jurisdictions for cultural resource projects and plans.
    • Assist the THPO in developing and implementing the Curations Management Plan.
    • Review pertinent records and archival materials, organize and maintain confidential records including cultural resource files, databases and maps.
    • Develop and implement a detailed CTCLUSI NAGPRA policy and relevant protocols for the tribe.
    • Serve as the point of contact for NAGPRA related activities and work closely with CTCLUSI Culture Coalition, Culture Committee, Tribal community and Tribal leadership.
    • Serve as the CTCLUSI point of contact for NAGPRA related activities and work closely with the Culture committee, tribal communities and tribal leadership
    • Perform archaeological excavations (primarily salvage archaeology) in association with site development or natural site disturbance/erosion.
    • Provide education and outreach for the tribal community through Tribal newsletter articles, presentations, workshops, curation/museum display and other events organized by the natural resource department
    • Research funding sources for the expansion of the Cultural Resource Protection Program.
    • Maintain appearance standards as outlined in CTCLUSI policies.
    • Interact with Tribal members, co-workers, colleagues, and the general public in a courteous, professional, and efficient manner.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Other duties as directed by management.
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