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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

  • 18 Nov 2022 8:53 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The Associate Registrar for Collections will assist in the stewardship of permanent collections, new acquisitions, and associated documentation. This role will work closely with the Curatorial and Collections staff to coordinate special, in-house, and outgoing loans and exhibitions.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Assist in care, maintenance, and preservation of the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collections
    • Assist Collections Manager in onsite and offsite collections storage maintenance
    • Manage the correspondence and preparation of outgoing artwork loans
    • Work closely with collections manager, registrars, conservators, preparators, curators, and security to ensure safe and secure transportation and presentation of artworks
    • Coordinate and collaborate with collections manager, conservators, and curators to prepare artwork for in-house exhibitions
    • Coordinate logistics including packing, shipping, receiving, unpacking, installation and storage for permanent collections and new acquisitions
    • Be comfortable performing incoming and outgoing condition reports when needed and coordinate any required treatments with conservation. Maintain incident reports for permanent collection objects
    • Responsible for documentation and data entry in Collections database (Mimsy XG), and in object collection files. Update physical locations of permanent collection objects
    • Administer and maintain outgoing loan files

    Secondary or Additional Responsibilities

    • Manage Rights & Reproduction requests and associated email inbox
    • Assist with collection inventories and annual collection audit
    • Collaborate with the conservation department on Integrated Pest Management.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned
    See the complete job description.

    Job Conditions

    • Non-Exempt/Full-Time
    • Schedule/Hour: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday
    • Onsite with Occasional Work From Home Flexibility
    • Occasional travel required at times
    • Occasional overtime
    • Occasional evening hours
    • On-call status
    • Extensive computer work
    • Work with chemicals

    Compensation, Benefits & Perks

    • This role is non-exempt/hourly, full-time status
    • Budgeted compensation is within pay grade F ($20.74 min - $23.82 mid - $26.97 max), depending on experience
    • $50 per month phone reimbursement
    • Shift differentials, for hourly/non-exempt staff, for hours worked onsite within:
      • Evening hours (6:00pm-12:00am) will be paid an additional $1.00 per hour
      • Night hours (12:01am-6:00am) will be paid an additional $2.00 per hour
    • Healthcare package: medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401K match, and flexible spending accounts
    • Paid time off: 6 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation, sick, and bereavement leave
    • Transportation benefits: TriMet / C-Tran / parking pass discount or bike to work enrollment
    • Museum admission & lectures, programs, and gift shop discounts
    • R.E.A.P (Reciprocal Employee Attraction Pass), providing free general admission to local destinations

    See the complete job description.

    Application Process for Associate Registrar for Collections
    Apply online at: www.portlandartmuseum.org/careers, to create a profile.

    In order to be considered eligible, submissions require a resume, cover letter, four references, and all application questions answered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 13, 2022. Applications may still be continued to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

  • 07 Nov 2022 10:23 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Eugene Science Center seeks a an experienced, reliable, upbeat, and positive individual to engage its community in astronomy within its 40′ diameter digital planetarium. He/she/they will also be responsible for creating fun, safe, and inclusive experiences, and facilitate indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and lead STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming.

    SUPERVISOR: Education Director

    TIME COMMITMENT: Full time (40hr/wk) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening workr equired.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Starting salary between $36,500 and $40,500 based on experience and qualifications. Full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    Planetarium Operations(75%)

    • Manages the opening & closing of the Planetarium; monitors safety, order and cleanliness oft he Planetarium.
    • Manages and performs the maintenance and operation of the Planetarium equipment.
    • Produces, implements, and facilitates Planetarium and Laser shows.
    • Researches and recommends leased Planetarium and Laser shows.
    • Assists with logistics of special events and special showings that take place in the Planetarium; oversees associated equipment.
    • Works with others to grow our volunteer program and to ensure best practices in volunteer management (including: recruitment, intake, assignment, training, evaluation and recognition).
    • Assists with grant writing to create new, and sustain existing, Planetarium and education programs.
    • Assists with marketing of planetarium and laser shows, and often serves as ESC space science expert with the media.

    Museum Programming (20%)

    • Plans and leads age-appropriate STEM lessons, activities, crafts, games, etc.
    • Creates and maintains a positive environment that encourages active learning and fun for all guests and students.
    • Designs engaging museum guest experiences, leads floor programs for museum guests,and maintains program materials.
    Other Duties (5%)
    • Participates in select cross-department projects and initiatives.
    • Makes external connections to the educational, vocational, and planetarium communities.
    • Assists the organization by performing other duties, consistent with the position, as assigned.

    Find out more.

  • 28 Oct 2022 10:10 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

    TIME: Full time (40hr/wk) non-exempt position. Weekend, holiday, and occasional evening work required.
    SALARY AND BENEFITS:Starting salary is $35,000 with full Eugene Science Center benefits provided.

    The Education Director is responsible for leading the Education Department while managing and coordinating all educational programs including, but not limited to, camps,school field trip programs, special weekend educational events, museum floor programs, outreach programs, and planetarium experiences.


    Leadership (50%)

    • Serves as director of the Eugene Science Center’s Education department, with supervisory and decision-making responsibility for the department’s work, permanent staff, and temporary/seasonal staff including camp instructors, counselors, and volunteers. Includes responsibilities in hiring, scheduling, evaluating performance, and ensuring appropriate professional development of team.
    • Supports individual and group dynamics with effective communication, decision-making and conflict resolution strategies.
    • Manages department budget, and ensures collection and dissemination of relevant Education data, such as program attendance, revenues, guest feedback,and other guest data.

    Educational Programming(40%)

    • Develops, creates, organizes, and schedules educational programs that take place both on and off-site.
    • Coordinate the logistics of special programming events; oversee associated equipment and logistics for such events.
    • Facilitates educational programs to visitors during normal operating hours at museum and during special events on and off-site.
    • Works with others to grow our volunteer program and to ensure best practices in volunteer management (including: recruitment, intake, assignment, training, evaluation and recognition).
    • Assists with grant writing to create new, and sustain existing, educational programs.
    Other Duties(10%)
    • Participates in select cross-department projects and initiatives.
    • Makes external connections to the educational and vocational communities.
    • Assists the organization by performing other duties, consistent with the position, as assigned.
    Find out more.

  • 28 Sep 2022 1:58 PM | Anonymous member

    The Hood River County Heritage Council seeks a qualified Museum Assistant to provide administrative and clerical support for The History Museum of Hood River County. This position works closely with the Executive Director, assisting in all aspects of day-to-day operations. 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 dynamic nature of this role requires the ideal candidate to have exemplary time management skills, multitasking capabilities, and organizational skills. The candidate must have skill in engaging with people of all ages, individually or in groups. Independent judgment is key to plan, prioritize, and organize a diverse workload.

    Salary: $18-20/hour depending on experience Hours: Part time, up to 30 hours a week

    Visit https://www.hoodriverhistorymuseum.org/jobs for full job description

    To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Anna Goodwin at director@hoodriverhistorymuseum.org

    Position open until filled. 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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