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OMA members are invited to post jobs directly by logging in here. Non-member organizations can e-mail job announcements to connect@oregonmuseums.org.

NOTE: OMA is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the museum community. For this reason, all jobs posted on the OMA website must include salary (salary range or hourly rate). We also strongly prefer to list only paid internships. Please read more about this from the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

  • 19 Feb 2024 2:48 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Job Title: Education Director
    City, State: Eugene, OR
    Starting Salary Range: $43,000-$47,000

    Eugene Science Center seeks an enthusiastic and engaging professional with a strong background in informal science education to lead its Education Department. This position is a member of the science center’s leadership team and will be working collaboratively across departments to engage community members in science education while working toward expanding onsite and offsite program offerings.

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

  • 15 Feb 2024 4:38 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position: Exempt Permanent Executive Director
    Organization: The Arts Center
    Location: Corvallis
    Salary Range: $60-$75,000, commensurate with experience
    Application Deadline: March 4

    Mission: The Arts Center inspires creativity and contributes to community well-being through equitable access to and engagement with the visual arts. We collaborate to offer exhibitions, learning opportunities, artist development, and cultural events centered on art, artists and art enthusiasts, in the greater Corvallis area.

    Commitment to Justice, Equity, and Transparency: In the 1960s, the innovative grassroots effort of artists, civic leaders, and university art departments established the Corvallis Arts Council as the first community-based arts organization in the State of Oregon, and 27th in the United States. In 2008, the name was changed to “The Arts Center” with the goal of becoming inclusive of all people and groups seeking connection with the arts. We believe that art is a welcoming portal for cross-cultural participation that connects people and creates community.

    Since 2020, The Arts Center has been undergoing an organization-wide process of learning, examination and change to address discriminatory policies, dominant cultural practices, and decision-making systems with the goal of becoming a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive arts organization. We are actively working to embed justice, equity, and transparency (JET) into every level of our organization.

    We invite individuals who share our commitment to this goal to join our team and to help shape a more just and equitable future for our organization as well as for the communities we serve.

    Position Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is passionate about the value of the arts as a community builder, is a proven leader and is highly skilled in organizational management. The ED advances mission-driven programs, resource development and fundraising, communication and collaboration.

    The ED reports to the Board of Directors of The Arts Center. The ED is ready to lead an experienced and cohesive staff and volunteers, and is responsible for the delivery of distinctive, innovative, equitable, and integrated arts programs to residents of and visitors to the greater Corvallis area.

    Position Conditions/Terms: Primary responsibilities include 50% resource development and organizational sustainability, 20% marketing the impact of the arts and outreach, 30% program and organizational oversight and management.

    Responsibilities and Duties
    Leadership

    • Translate the organization’s JET-centered mission and strategic plan goals into specific objectives, program plans and metrics that nurture commitment to The Arts Center’s vision, values, purpose and direction in partnership with the Board, staff and key stake- and shareholders.
    • Lead an experienced and cohesive, paid and volunteer staff responsible for the delivery of distinctive and integrated mission-driven arts programs.
    • Work with the board through onboarding processes, program/operational evaluation, and communicating impacts to aid them as ambassadors of the organization.

    Resource Development

    • Donor/member stewardship - Foster members’ sense of purpose, share support impacts with donors, and steward large gifts to grow endowment funding. Work with board and staff to identify donors seeking to make an impact with their funds, support their philanthropic goals vis-a-vis the arts, and communicate with them as part of regular donor stewardship activities.
    • Resource Development - Working with staff evaluate the impacts of TAC's work for the highest return-on-investment, obtain funding and build resources that support sustainable program and operational growth through grant implementation and other sources. While the ED takes the lead on fundraising, he/she/they receive support of the board and staff in this endeavor.
    • Legacy Giving - Work to support our mission and grow long-term, sustaining support of the organization in partnership with staff at the Benton Community Foundation which manages endowments and donor advised funds of The Arts Center.

    Organizational Development and Oversight

    • Program collaborations, partnerships, sponsorships - Assess and engage with potential collaborators and sponsors in alignment with our mission and create mutually beneficial relationships that develop into long-term partnerships.
    • Management – Maintain, manage, evaluate and develop The Arts Center operations and staff.
    • Budget and Fiscal Responsibilities – Develop sustainable budgets and budget forecasts for program and operational growth, and employ best practice fiscal management with Board approval and oversight.
    • Marketing - Increase access, communication, and engagement with our diverse communities through key networks of members, media, and the public.

    Required Skills and Experience:
    Leadership

    • Demonstrates commitment to justice, equity and transparency in practice and as a leader.
    • Demonstrates experience in translating an organization’s mission into specific objectives, strategic plans and metrics that have advanced equitable access and engagement in the arts.

    Resource Development/Fundraising

    • Proven record of implementing successful resource development strategies, with focus on donor stewardship.
    • Demonstrates effective, mutually beneficial relationship building.

    Management

    • Experience leading paid and volunteer staff and board in meaningful mission-driven work that advances strategic goals and objectives.
    • Demonstrates resource building/management needed to sustain programs and operations and accomplish objectives.
    • Experience creating a gratifying work climate with shared goals, regular evaluations and appreciation for work successes.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Minimum five years executive management experience.

    Desired Qualities, Skills, Experience

    • MA, BA or Certification in arts administration, non-profit, or equivalent experience
    • Experience supporting multi-year major gift fundraising campaigns during a period of organizational growth.

    Compensation

    • Salary Range $60k-$75k commensurate with experience
    • Flexible work hours, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, a Simple IRA retirement plan, 20% discount on art purchases from The Arts Center.

    Equal Opportunity Statement: Our goal is to create a diverse organization that is representative, at all levels, of the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, HIV status, marital status, family medical history or genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded communities to apply, including those who have been formerly incarcerated.

    Job Application Requirements: Please submit a cover letter and resume by March 4, 2024, to applications@theartscenter.net.

    Cover letters should be no more than two pages and include:
    1. How you meet the stated required and preferred qualifications of the Executive Director job
    2. An example of your commitment to an equitable workplace
    Qualified candidates will be expected to participate in at least one 10-minute Zoom interview, with finalists expected to participate in at least one more interview, possibly face-to-face. Finalists will also need to supply contact information for three references.

    For specific questions regarding the Executive Director job, please contact Nell O’Malley via email, at applications@theartscenter.net.
  • 14 Feb 2024 2:45 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position Title: Museum Assistant
    Organization: The Oregon Aviation Historical Society
    Location: Cottage Grove, OR
    Salary: $18/hour
    Hours: 24 hours a week, Tuesdays- Fridays and some Saturdays
    Reports to: President

    Summary: The Oregon Aviation Historical Society seeks a qualified part-time Museum Assistant to act as a docent and provide clerical support. This role will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks.  Interest in aviation or history and experience in non-profits a plus but not required.  Other duties include but are not limited to:

    • Welcome visitors and act as a docent during museum hours
    • Use QuickBooks for bookkeeping, maintaining financial records, and budget
    • Clerical tasks such as preparing documents, updating database records, and handling correspondence
    • Operate point of sale systems for gift shop and donations
    • Process and maintain membership and donor records
    • Attend and take minutes at quarterly Board meetings
    • Support marketing and communications efforts, including managing website and social media pages
    • Assist with museum displays and organization
    • Collaborate with Board to plan fly-ins and events throughout the year
    • Operate point of sale systems to sell gift shop items and accept donations
    • Work Saturdays as needed for events, meetings, or as docent

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Proficient in QuickBooks
    • Non-profit experience a plus
    • Interest in aviation and history a plus

    Please email your resume to OAHS President Doug Kindred at oregonaviation.org@gmail.com.  Position open until filled.

  • 12 Feb 2024 12:08 PM | Anonymous member

    Salary: $17.50 Hourly During field trips (4/1-6/14) approximately 30 hours per week Off-peak hours vary

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

    Job Type: Part Time, Seasonal (March 1 – June 28) No Benefits

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

    Closing: Open until filled

    Application Review: Upon Receipt

    More Information:

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5f248dbdb67f3956b1e921f1/t/65b1b28536c28f163f9b7189/1706144389377/Program+Coordinator+2024.pdf


  • 22 Jan 2024 12:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Title: Office Clerk

    Reports to: Director of External Engagement / Chief Financial Officer

    Status: Full Time/Non-Exempt

    Salary: $36,000 - $40,000

    Location: Astoria, Oregon

    The Columbia River Maritime Museum is looking for an office clerk to support both the membership and accounting departments. The role will be responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties including preparing documents and updating database records. The office clerk will perform a combination of answering phones, processing and maintaining the museum’s membership and donor records, processing accounts payable and processing payroll.  See website for full job description: 

    https://www.crmm.org/uploads/1/3/1/7/131731615/office_clerk_2023.pdf

  • 19 Jan 2024 1:24 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Title: Visitor Services Coordinator

    Position Type: Part Time

    Salary: $18.00/hr

    Hours: 24-30 hours per week

    Supervisor: Director

    This individual will be the first point of contact for those visiting the Lane County History Museum.  They will track museum admissions, perform opening and closing procedures, handle gift shop sales, direct phone calls to appropriate staff, and answer questions about our museum and current exhibits.

    In addition, this individual will assist museum staff with membership coordination, bulk mailings, volunteer coordination, social media postings and other museum projects as needed. 

    The hours for this position are Thursday - Saturday, 9:30am – 6:00pm.

    TO APPLY: Please send your cover letter and resume to: Marin Aurand, Interim Director, at maurand@lchm.org. The position is open until filled.  


    Complete List of Job Duties:

    Museum (General):

    • Responsible for performing all opening and closing procedures on days that the museum is open to the public
    • Answers the museum’s primary phone line. Calls transferred or hand-written messages are distributed to other museum staff as necessary.

    Visitor Services:

    • Staffs front desk and greets the visiting public
    • Tracks admissions using clicker
    • Provides inquiring visitors with information on museum layout and current exhibits
    • Monitors visitors visually and politely informs visitors of appropriate museum conduct when necessary
    • Provides directions and parking information to visitors
    • Operates museum store cash register, including opening and closing of Square software
    • Helps to survey visitors on their experience at the museum and provide any feedback to staff
    Membership and Volunteer Coordination:
    • Processes membership forms
    • Handles member mailings and membership solicitations
    • Enters volunteer timesheets
    • Assists Director with recruitment of volunteers and members
    • Assists will bulk mailings

    Social Media and Publications:

    • Assists in developing social media posts using our archive and photo collection

    Miscellaneous:

    • Performs other duties as assigned



  • 19 Jan 2024 12:53 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title: Museum Assistant

    Organization: The History Museum of Hood River County

    Location: Hood River, OR

    Salary: $18-20/hour depending on experience

    Hours: 20 hours a week, including Saturdays

    Reports to: Executive Director 

    Summary

    The Hood River County Heritage Council seeks a qualified Museum Assistant to provide visitor services and clerical support for The History Museum of Hood River County. The successful candidate needs to be personable and diplomatic, a quick learner, and comfortable working within a small team. Reliability and professionalism are essential. The varied nature of this role requires the ideal candidate to have solid multitasking capabilities and organizational skills. The candidate must have skill in engaging with people of all ages, individually or in groups.

    Visitor Services Duties

    • Staff the front desk during museum hours

    • Welcome and provide orientation to visitors

    • Operate point of sale system to sell admissions, memberships, and gift shop items

    • Stock and maintain gift shop inventory

    Clerical Duties

    • Handle correspondence, including incoming calls, emails, and letters. Respond to regularly occurring requests for information.

    • Assist with social media, responding to inquiries and producing occasional content

    • Assemble and maintain confidential and sensitive information related to museum stakeholders via contact management software

    • Facilitate membership and donation mailings and communications

    Qualifications

    • Familiarity with the museum industry or an arts and culture organization

    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

    • Good writing, editing, and proofreading skills  

    • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures

    • Attention to detail and accuracy with data entry

    • Enthusiasm for helping people and for the Museum’s mission and vision. 

    • Positive attitude, resourceful, with a guest-centered focus

    Physical demands

    Must be able to stand and sit for extended periods of time and be able to lift up to 30 pounds. May require bending, standing, pushing, climbing ladders, and using hand tools.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to director@hoodriverhistorymuseum.org. Application review will begin on January 26, and will continue until the position is filled.


  • 18 Jan 2024 5:14 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Position Title: Senior Associate Director of Development I
    Position Type: Full-Time
    Salary Range: $71,000 to $81,000
    Location: Eugene

    Position Summary: The Senior Associate Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. The senior associate director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate equally on maturing the donor pipeline (concentrating on individuals in the \“Discovery\” pool and soliciting gifts from $25k to $100k), building a major gift ($100k+) portfolio, and meeting the development goals of the unit.

    This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The senior associate director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the university to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The senior associate director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually.

    Reporting jointly to the Executive Director, JSMA, and the Associate Vice President for Development - Academics, this position leads the JSMA development program and is responsible for managing all fundraising activity, including representing the museum in development meetings on campus and setting fundraising goals and strategies in conjunction with leadership in the museum and Development.

    This position is located in Eugene, and travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states is an essential expectation. The position is jointly funded by JSMA and University Advancement.

    Full announcement and application instructions:
    https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533225/senior-associate-director-of-development-i-jsma

  • 04 Jan 2024 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Yamhill County Historical Society

    Job title: Education & Exhibits Manager

    Terms: Temporary – 6-month Maternity Cover; 32 hours/week, part‐time, non-exempt

    Location: McMinnville, OR

    Salary/rate: $30 - $32/hour

    Requirements: Weekend and evening work required as needed

    The Yamhill County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit educational and public service organization engaged to protect, preserve, and share the history and heritage of Yamhill County.

    The Education & Exhibits Manager is responsible for managing the organization’s educational operations, including events, programming and tours for all ages, school programming, and exhibitions. They manage volunteers, develop, and manage associated plans, coordinate and oversee execution and curate content. Their role engages new audiences, increases museum attendance, and ensures an immersive experience. They work closely with museum staff, volunteers, and the following committees: Exhibit, Education, Events, and Editorial.

    Education Management

    Events Management

    · Oversee and work with current YCHS committees, volunteers, sponsors, and others to produce and expand Yamhill County Historical Society’s exhibits, programs, and events at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center.

    · Manage all major annual events, including Farm Fest, Harvest Fest, Handmade Holidays Bazaar, etc.

    · Manage YCHS annual program offerings.

    · Further the goals of preserving and sharing Yamhill County’s agricultural history by providing family‐friendly events and programs for the community and working to improve events to increase revenue and attendance.

    · Oversee all activities on the days of events or programs and be on call for any gaps in volunteer coverage.

    · Work with Marketing & Volunteer Manager to coordinate volunteers for all events.

    · Coordinate and manage all aspects of vendors leading up to and on the days of events, etc.

    · Facilitate setup, execution, breakdown, and reset for events.

    Programs & Tours Management

    · Manage all aspects of Secrets of the Past speaker series.

    · Manage all aspects of adult field trips including scheduling, confirming, invoicing, reporting, communicating, etc.

    · Manage all aspects of field trips and Pioneer Days with schools and homeschool groups and create a master schedule. Process incoming requests, execute service agreements and generate invoices.

    · Communicate consistently and trouble shoot with school partners and points‐of‐contact details for upcoming field trips to ensure a successful experience.

    · Ensure accommodations are met, be accessible and actively engage in process of tours or field trips.

    · Be accessible for communications with coordinators and buses.

    · Coordinate volunteers for tours and field trips.

    · Present program information, updates, and trainings to the volunteers

    · Work with the Marketing and Volunteer Manager to write copy, schedule advertising, and coordinate photo‐releases.

    · Chair the “Kid’s Activities” committee, which includes updating learning goals and station activities for the field trip program as well as activities during events on‐campus.

    · Develop new interactive and immersive programming and strategies to encourage deeper participation in programs that engage new and existing audiences at the Museum.

    · Develop participatory programming for new spaces within the Museum’s campus expansion.

    · Develop program strategy that blends new audience engagement with respect for traditional programming for customary audiences.

    · Develop and track audience engagement, including evaluation of visitor satisfaction for all public programs to determine effectiveness of audience engagement.

    · Participate in strategic planning process to create a plan to engage diverse audiences.

    · Strengthen and develop strategic alliances with community organizations, neighboring museums and arts organizations, and creative entrepreneurs to build sustainable relationships.

    · Facilitate setup, execution, breakdown, and reset of programs.

    · Coordinate all aspects of programs and tours.

    Exhibit Management

    · Manage committee meetings for discussions, planning, and executing of exhibitions.

    · Educate committee members on the planning and executing of exhibitions.

    · Participate in brainstorming exhibit ideas, researching exhibit theme, identifying short- and long-term objectives, identifying audience, and managing all other details from beginning through installation.

    · Create an initial design plan and perform design work for various parts of the exhibition's visual elements.

    · Coordinating the installation and de-installation of exhibits.

    · Develop a plan for virtual exhibitions.

    Other Duties

    · Manage budgets allotted for Education, Events, and Exhibitions.

    · Coordinate the ordering and acceptance of materials required for Education, Events, and Exhibitions.

    · Develop, write, and submit content for the Society’s bi‐monthly newsletter.

    · Work with other museum departments to ensure various museum operations can proceed without conflicts.

    · Design and execute museum signage, both permanent and temporary for events and programs around the campus

    · Other duties as assigned.

    Please send cover letter and resume to executivedirector@yamhillcountyhistory.org.

    Position open until filled.


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