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  • 28 May 2024 4:09 PM | Anonymous member


    P/T Position - 30 hours a week with health benefits

    Monday - Friday 9am-3pm, with occasional evening and weekend hours

    This position is not hybrid

    $25 per hour

    Job Description

    The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for performing a variety of important administrative tasks and assisting the Executive Director as needed. An ability to collaborate as well as work independently, problem solve, multitask, manage complex schedules, and meet changing and at times tight deadlines is essential to the role. Possessing a strong attention to detail is a must.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Board and Committee Support

    Manage the calendar and schedule meetings for Board and other museum committee meetings.

    Attend Board and other museum committee meetings and record minutes as needed.

    Donation Processing - Database Work

    Assist OJMCHE’s Administrator with the entry of donations into the museum’s database, creation of acknowledgement letters, report generation, and list management

    Membership

    Assist Chief Operating and Advancement Officer with updating membership invitation and renewal letters

    Maintain schedule for membership mailings

    Process both new and renewal memberships, by entering membership donations into database and producing acknowledgement letters

    Process bulk membership mailings that include the acknowledgement letter, membership cards, guest passes, and other material as needed

    Stay apprised of inventory of all membership collateral (donation cards, membership cards, return envelopes, etc.) and replenish as needed

    Office Coordination

    Answer telephone and provide a welcome high-level of customer service

    Receive deliveries

    Preform other general administrative tasks as needed

    Secondary Responsibilities

    Events

    Coordinate catering and staffing for museum member events

    Provide event support when needed on larger projects including the museum’s annual fundraising Gala

    Work with individuals who wish to rent museum spaces for private events

    Additional Office Support

    Assist with maintaining office equipment and facilities by scheduling service calls when needed

    Qualifications

    College degree or equivalent

    Proven administrative experience

    Strong time-management skills

    Aptitude for learning new software and systems

    Comfortable handling confidential information

    To Apply

    Send a resume and cover letter to employment@ojmche.org. Position open until filled.

    ABOUT OJMCHE

    The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education explores the legacy of the Jewish experience in Oregon, teaches the enduring and universal relevance of the Holocaust, and provides opportunities for intercultural conversations.

    OJMCHE’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION

    The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education respects, values, and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that our strength lies in our diversity among the broad range of people we serve. We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of our excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought, and action. Our goal is for OJMCHE staff, board, members, and partners to reflect and embrace these core values. OJMCHE is an equal opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences. 


  • 24 May 2024 2:13 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Type: Temporary, on-call, as needed
    Location: Portland
    Pay rate: $19/hour

    Description
    ABOUT US


    For more than a century the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) has served as the state’s collective memory, preserving a vast collection of objects and shared its vast collection through thought-provoking, interactive museum exhibitions that make history visible and accessible. Three floors of permanent and traveling exhibitions feature rare documents and artifacts, and explore the people, places, and events that have shaped the history of Oregon and America. 

    OHS practices and promotes inclusiveness. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community and are committed to the equitable treatment of all people and the elimination of discrimination in all its forms. We are, furthermore, committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates.

    HOW TO APPLY:

    Submit the following materials at: Oregon Historical Society - Job Opportunities (paylocity.com) 

    • Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position

    • Resume

    Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

    SUMMARY

    The Exhibit Preparator assists the exhibits production team in the timely preparation, construction, installation, and de-installation of museum exhibitions as assigned, including temporary, traveling, and permanent exhibits. This is an on-call, as needed position.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Assists exhibit production team in change out of exhibit elements from gallery (cases, vinyl, panels, etc.); spackling and painting; deinstallation and installation of artifacts under supervision of Museum staff.

    1. Installs/deinstalls exhibit components including but not limited to, walls, floors, case work, text panels, photographic murals, vinyl wall treatments, and artifact mounts.

    1. Constructs and assembles exhibit components and furnishings, including but not limited to, fabricating custom artifact mounts, as directed by Exhibit Production Manager and/or Registrar.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Coordinates and cooperates with in-house staff, contractors, other temporary help, and vendors to meet exhibit deadlines.

    • Handles museum artifacts during retrieval, installation, and storage with equal concern for object and human safety regardless of monetary value of item under the supervision of the Exhibit Production Manager, registration staff and the Museum Director.

    • Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.

    • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

    • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, visitors and volunteers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.

    • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Requirements
    QUALIFICATIONS

    Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE 

    • Minimum high school graduate or GED equivalent. Three to five years of experience in finish grade carpentry and/or cabinetry and/or exhibit production, with minimum of three to five years in museum environment preferred.

    • Must be highly skilled in use and care of hand and power tools, and working with a variety of materials – wood, glass, plastic, paint, metal, and adhesives.

    • Position requires knowledge of appropriate methods of exhibiting museum artifacts, including mounts and lighting.

    • Must be familiar with construction and material standards to produce exhibits that ensure safe, secure, and appropriate exhibit environments for visitors and artifacts.

    • Knowledge of safe work practices for hazardous materials and understanding of MSDS literature is required.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    Has general computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, create presentations, download forms, and preserve/backup important data.  

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms; required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Must use proper care and handling of fragile and/or large objects. Ability to move heavy objects with mechanical assistance (moving jack, van etc.)

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level for this position is moderate to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, such as dust or paint. The employee is occasionally exposed to a risk of electric shock.

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    The OHS has adopted a policy where all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Employees may request an exception from vaccination because of a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs from the HR department. New employees must submit proof of vaccination or a valid exception request by their first day of work. 

    Salary Description

    $19/hr

  • 22 May 2024 3:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Title: NAGPRA Program Specialist, Anthropological Collections

    Job no: 533894
    Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
    Location: Eugene, OR
    Department: Museum of Natural and Cultural History
    Rank: Research Assistant
    Annual Basis: 12 Month
    Salary: $22.12 - $24.04/hr

    Review of Applications Begins

    June 24, 2024; position open until filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please upload a current resume and cover letter that addresses how your skills and experience meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications.

    We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you meet every one of our preferred qualifications--use your application to let us know what excites you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.

    In your online application, please include 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

    Department Summary

    As an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) enhances knowledge of Earth’s environments and cultures, inspiring stewardship of our collective past, present, and future.

    The museum is a center of interdisciplinary research and education, serving the State of Oregon, the University of Oregon, Native American Tribes, the research community, K-12 students and teachers, and the wider public in Oregon and beyond.

    An established major engine of archaeological research in the American West, the museum’s Archaeological Research Division works across the state on dozens of archaeological projects each year. The MNCH is also the State of Oregon’s official repository for publicly owned collections and is home to hundreds of thousands of ethnographic and archaeological objects, fossils, and biological specimens from Oregon and around the world.

    The museum annually welcomes more than 30,000 visitors and serves another 20,000 Oregonians through its statewide educational programs. A winner of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, distinguishing it as one of the very best museums in the nation.

    The Museum employs a staff of approximately 40 faculty, researchers, classified, administrative, and student employees across several facilities on the University of Oregon, Eugene campus. Annual expenditures are about $3 million, from dozens of funding sources and allocated among a variety of projects across four museum divisions.

    Position Summary

    The NAGPRA Program Specialist (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) follows policies and procedures outlined in UO MNCH Collections policies, Code of Ethics, and aligns with UO, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. The NAGPRA Program Specialist is responsible for maintaining and updating NAGPRA- and human remains-related documentation, consulting with tribes, and following all federal guidelines. This position researches and implements current archival and preventive conservation best practices to ensure long-term preservation of collections, manages their documentation, and facilitates access, balancing access and preservation needs. This position works closely with the Director of Anthropological Collections and the Assistant Director of Anthropological Collections. The Assistant Director of Anthropological Collections assigns and evaluates registrar duties and the Director of Anthropological Collections assigns and evaluates NAGPRA-related duties. The NAGPRA Program Specialist reports to the Director of Anthropological Collections.

    This position needs to have a commitment to equity and inclusion.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, anthropology, or other similar field.
    • Experience working with museum collections and Tribes.
    • Experience with collections preservation, handling, storage, and security.
    • At least two (2) years of experience with ethnographic collections including object handling and records-management.

    Professional Competencies

    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate with individuals and organizations from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Clear understanding of museum ethics and best practices.
    • Detail-oriented.
    • Excellent time-management skills.
    • Ability to work across several projects.
    • Experience or ability to learn collections management systems.
    • Experience or ability to learn in archival record keeping.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's in museum studies, anthropology, or other similar field.
    • Advanced knowledge of legal and ethical standards for stewarding anthropological and archaeological collections.
    • At least two (2) years of experience successfully working with Tribes in Oregon and/or the Pacific Northwest.
    • Experience with and knowledge of general archaeological terminology.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

  • 09 May 2024 1:00 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Director of Philanthropy
    Classification:  Salaried, regular full-time exempt
    Salary Range:  90,000+ DOE
    Location: Bend

    About us: Since opening in 1982, the High Desert Museum has brought together wildlife, cultures, history, art and natural resources to promote an understanding of North America’s High Desert country. We do so through indoor and outdoor exhibits, wildlife in natural habitats, living history demonstrations and dynamic programs on a beautiful, 135-acre campus in the pine forest. The Museum is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is a Smithsonian Affiliate, was the 2019 recipient of the Western Museums Association’s Charles Redd Award for Exhibition Excellence and was awarded the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Services. During the 2023 calendar year, over 195,000 visitors enjoyed the Museum.

    The Museum is located in Bend, Oregon, a fast-growing, charismatic city nestled against the Cascade Range at the eastern edge of the High Desert. We strive to be inclusive, culturally humble, relevant, curious and mindful. As a team, we work together to wildly excite and responsibly teach, creating connection to and dialogue about the High Desert.

    About this job and what you’ll do: The Director of Philanthropy is instrumental in implementing a strategic approach to fundraising, leading the Museum’s advancement program, and managing a dynamic Development department. The Director of Philanthropy works to build, develop, and maintain active and productive relationships with board members, donors, and Museum members.

    This key position is part of the leadership team and supervises the Assistant Director of Philanthropy, Member Relations Manager, Development Manager, Executive Assistant & Database Manager, and contracted Art in the West program lead.

    The Museum provides strong health and welfare benefits, plus 10.5 paid holidays, your birthday off, and three personal days per calendar year (this will be prorated based on hire date). You will also accrue two weeks of paid vacation per year for the first year of employment.

    About who you are: You are a skilled and self-directed manager and have a proven track record of non-profit fundraising and leading a development department. You are also a skilled planner, organizer and communicator and have a strong interest in building donor relations. You can navigate multiple activities at once and have a keen attention to detail. From being a creative problem solver to having strong organizational skills, you also have a team-oriented perspective and work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary setting. You have sensitivity and openness to different types of advisors, colleagues, and partners. You value collaboration and you enjoy working with a team to accomplish shared goals.

    Want to learn more? For a detailed job description listing the essential functions of this position and the education, experience, and skills requirements, click here: https://highdesertmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/JD-Director-of-Philanthropy-2024.pdf

    Importantly, we recognize and honor that the qualifications required to excel in this position can come from a range of both professional and lived experiences. In the job description we describe what we believe to be important qualifications for a candidate to have while remaining open to the diversity of experiences that can lead to these skill sets. Position descriptions are at times presented in a way that leaves qualified candidates feeling unwelcome, intimidated, uncomfortable and/or unqualified to apply. Recognizing that, we strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply.

    Want to apply? Please email PDFs of your resume & cover letter to: jobs@highdesertmuseum.org

    The Museum provides an equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

  • 30 Apr 2024 9:44 AM | Anonymous member

    Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture

    Residency theme: Care & Stewardship

    Online Q&A Sessions:

    May 28, 9–10am, PST

    May 28, 12–1pm, PST

    June 14, 10-11am, PST

    June 14, 3-4pm, PST

    Application deadline: June 30, 11:59pm, PST

    Our vision at Pine Meadow Ranch Center for Arts & Agriculture (PMRCAA) is to connect sustainable agricultural practices, conservation, arts, and sciences with traditional and contemporary crafts and skills integral to ranching life.

    PMRCAA’s residency program offers a space where cultural practitioners, ecological scientists, and creative thinkers can immerse themselves in their work and research through access to studios, open spaces, and beautiful scenery. PMRCAA seeks cultural practitioners and scientists who want to engage with the atmosphere of a working ranch and with the local community.

    We invite artists, ecological scientists, and scholars whose work explores the theme of “Care & Stewardship” to apply for a 2025 residency in Sisters, Oregon (USA).

    At the heart of this theme is the idea that care transcends human boundaries and acknowledges our interconnected existence in the world. We invite individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to explore the multifaceted dimensions and essence of care.

    At its core, Care & Stewardship beckons reflection upon reciprocal responsibility we hold as stewards of the Earth. It prompts us to consider the consequences of our actions, both immediate and in the future, on ecosystems, biodiversity, and future generations. Yet, its reach extends far beyond interpersonal dynamics to encompass the stewardship of our environment, the pursuit of social justice, and the cultivation of collective well-being. Through this exploration, we invite artists, scientists, scholars, and cultural bearers to critically engage with the concept of care, probing its intersections with issues of social justice, environmental sustainability, and ethical responsibility. Together, let us delve into the transformative potential of care in shaping more compassionate and sustainable futures.

    Residency program summary

    Residency length: two to four weeks.

    Country of residencyonly open to artists based in the USA.

    Discipline: all disciplines are welcome. 

    TypeSelf-directed residency.

    Average number of residents at a time: three.

    How does residency program support residents: we provide studio space, accommodation, stipend, access to equipment, specialized facilities and/or technical support, opportunities to develop relationships and work with local or regional artists/residents/organizations.

    LanguagesEnglish.
    Application deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.

    Zoom Q&A sessions

    PMRCAA leadership will host two Zoom Q&A sessions about the 2025 residency program. These will be informal, attendee-oriented sessions. PMRCAA leadership will begin by sharing about the residency program, but most of the session will be designated for answering questions posed by those in attendance. Please join at your convenience and do not feel obligated to attend the full time.

    Space is limited and registration is required. Due to high demand, we ask that interested attendees register for only one of the Q&A sessions.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 9–10 am PST,  register here 

    Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 12-1pm PST  register here

    Friday, June 14, 2024, 10–11am PST, register here 

    Friday, June 14, 2024, 3–4 pm PST  register here

    Please visit our website for more information and to apply.

    Pine Meadow Ranch Center for the Arts & Agriculture

    PO Box 2078
    Sisters, Oregon 97759 United States

    T +1 541 904 0700

    arts@roundhousefoundation.org

    roundhousefoundation.org

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  • 10 Apr 2024 4:25 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Title: Exhibit Developer
    City, State: Eugene, OR
    Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt
    Starting Salary: $38,000-$42,000

    Eugene Science Center seeks an enthusiastic and creative individual to primarily envision, create, and maintain a wide variety of STEAM-themed, inquiry-based, interactive educational experiences for our community. This is a full-time position with full science center benefits.

    Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2024.

    Please visit this website - https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/ - for complete position description and application instructions.


  • 29 Mar 2024 11:22 AM | Anonymous member

    Salary: $17.50 Hourly

    Duration: Immediate openings through June 15, 2024

    Shifts: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Flexible days working as little as 2 days total to up to 5 days a week.

    Location: Stauffer-Will Farm 13551 Stauffer Rd. NE, Hubbard

    Job Type: Temporary, Part Time, No Benefits

    To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to info@auroracolony.org

    Closing: Open until filled

    Application Review: Upon Receipt

    Summary: Step back in time as you work one of five stations at the Stauffer-Will Farm, the Old Aurora Colony Museum's living history field trip program. Guide 3rd-6th grade students through the process of using tools, woodworking, making bread on a wood stove, learning about fiber arts, and dipping a candle. No experience required. Training will be provided. As a Stauffer-Will Farm Interpreter, you will play a vital role in delivering an engaging educational experience for our young visitors.

  • 26 Mar 2024 2:08 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Titles: Summer Camp Instructors & Summer Camp Floater
    Location: Eugene, OR
    Position Type: Seasonal (11 Weeks, June 17th – August 30th)
    Salary: $16/hr, 33.75hrs/week average for Instructors & 30hrs/week for Floater

    Eugene Science Center is seeking reliable, upbeat, and positive individuals to work in its summer camp program for children entering grades 1 – 5. Multiple educator positions are available as well as a floater position. Camp staff will be responsible for groups of campers each week, creating a fun, safe, and inclusive camp experience for each child.

    Summer Camp Instructors will facilitate indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and lead STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.

    The Summer Camp Floater will supervise children during snack and lunchbreaks, plan and lead fun recreational activities, maintain snack supplies, and assist with materials preparation, supply shopping, and classroom management as needed.

    Summer Camp training is currently scheduled for June 17th – 21st and camp sessions are currently scheduled for June 24th – August 30th.

    Please visit this website - https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/ - for complete position description and application instructions.


  • 26 Mar 2024 2:00 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Title: Educator
    City, State: Eugene, OR
    Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt
    Starting Salary: $35,000

    A Eugene Science Center Educator provides a wide variety of STEAM-themed educational experiences such as facilitating public programs and birthday party activities, leading and supporting Enrichment Labs for visiting school groups, leading and supporting camps and workshops, leading and supporting outreach activities, and facilitating occasional planetarium shows. They will also assist in the development of new educational programs and experiences.


    Please visit this website - https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/ - for complete position description and application instructions.

  • 21 Mar 2024 8:36 AM | Anonymous member

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Development Manager 

    JOB CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Non-Exempt, 35-40 hr/wk

    SALARY RANGE: $20 to $21 per hour, depending on experience

    BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, and Paid PTO (Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays)


    BASIC FUNCTION  

    The Development Manager works closely with the Executive Director to increase the museum’s contributed income through designing, executing, and managing fundraising strategies. This includes individual giving, corporate sponsorships, events, and grants. This position also oversees maximizing earned income through rentals. 


    POSITION RELATIONSHIPS 

    The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director. They may work with museum assistants and other staff to ensure successful development functions and provide proactive support to the Director. The Development Manager serves as the initial point of contact for financial donors and institutions. 


    PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Institutional Responsibilities 

    • Supporting the Museum’s commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future.

    • Contributing to and supporting institutional initiatives.

    • Contributing to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives.

    • Participating in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.


    Development and Fundraising Responsibilities

    • Creating, in collaboration with the Executive Director, a fundraising plan to align with the museum’s mission, vision, and core values. The plan will include individual giving, events, corporate sponsorships, and grants. 

    • Researching and creating targeted proposals for potential individual donors and institutions that fit the fundraising plan.

    • Researching potential private and public grants that fit the fundraising plan. Working with contracted grant writer to submit, track, and manage all grants. 

    • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with major donors and institutions.

    • Managing fundraising and donor cultivation events.

    • Growing membership through targeted campaigns.

    • Maintaining membership and donor database. Updating information as it is received. Preparing monthly reports for the Executive Director to review.

    • Developing marketing materials related to fundraising.

    • Coordinating and processing all museum fundraising mailings and newsletters.

    • Preparing fundraising letters, documents, reports, etc. as directed.

    EARNED REVENUE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversee rentals and develop earned revenue goals and strategies.

    • Oversee marketing for rental programs.


    GENERAL DUTIES

    • Staying abreast of all Museum happenings both ongoing and upcoming.

    • Staying abreast of local and state happenings.

    • Performing duties required during major museum events and festivals.

    • Attending special events at the Rice Museum as requested by the Executive Director.

    • Helping in the gift store when other colleagues are sick or on vacation.

    • Performing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


    COMPETENCIES

    • Working knowledge in nonprofit management principles and practices; fundraising principles, practices, and methods; supervisory experience, including techniques of planning and delegating work. 

    • Strong leadership, decision making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; solid presentation, negotiation, problem solving, conflict resolution, and meeting management skills. 

    • Creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment.

    • Ability to communicate with a wide audience with enthusiasm.

    • Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.

    • Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations.

    • Strong organizational and administrative skills.

    • Comfortable with asking questions and suggesting improvements or alternatives.

    • A multitasker with the ability to wear many hats.

    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion as key strategies toward broad-based institutional excellence, representing a range of perspectives, thought, and actions.

    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Rice Museum.

    • Candidates must have a positive attitude.

    • Roll-up your sleeves attitude; step up to take control; use your good judgment to move projects along.


    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    General small office environment. The collection is displayed in a 1950s ranch house with two levels with stair and elevator access, and in a second gallery in a former woodshop. Both interior locations are fully climate controlled. Our grounds consist of 23 acres of wooded property and we regularly hold outdoor events. The Museum is education oriented and has several weekly school tours with groups of students from preschool through college. Must be able to work in an occasional noisy setting. Will occasionally work outside and will access both climate controlled and non-climate controlled storage areas.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The person selected for this role will frequently be required to navigate uneven surfaces and narrow spaces, ascend/descend step ladders and stairs, and remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours.


    POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

    Hours for this position will be set in a Wednesday-Sunday schedule. Some flexibility allowed in setting hours, but will typically take place when the museum offices are open.


    TRAVEL

    Minimal travel may be required locally (less than 30 miles). Expenses for travel will be reimbursed. 


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience. 

    • Two years of progressive experience in philanthropic or non-profit organization, museum experience preferred.

    • Highly proficient with computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office including extensive experience with PowerPoint and Excel.


    WORK AUTHORITY AND SECURITY CLEARANCE

    Employee must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals does not sponsor work visas. Due to working around valuable objects and the public, employee must be able to pass a background check.


    OTHER DUTIES

    Other duties may be assigned to this position as needed.

    If interested in this position, please email resume and cover letter to Kimberly Vagner, Executive Director, kim@ricenorthwestmuseum.org. 

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