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  • 09 Jun 2024 1:38 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Application Deadline: June 30
    Program Analyst 2 - Survey and Inventory Coordinator
    Agency: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - State Historic Preservation Office
    Location: Salem
    Salary Range: $5,345 - $8,177

    Job Description
    Do you have experience identifying, evaluating, and documenting properties for listing in the federal National Register of Historic Places? Are you interested in assisting individuals, non-profits, and tribal, federal, and local government agencies doing this work and creating and maintaining statewide information management systems for collecting this information and sharing it with the public and our many partners? If this sounds like you, join our team as a Survey and Inventory Program Coordinator and help preserve the state's important historic places!

    This position falls under the classification Program Analyst 2.

    Our Mission
    Oregon Parks and Recreation Department's (OPRD's) mission is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic, and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations.

    Our Operating Principles
    OPRD believes Operating Principles are core values that, if mutually accepted and supported by all employees, will create a connected, respectful, and trusting work environment. Our Operating Principles are Accountability, Commitment, Empathy, Empowerment, Fun, Integrity, Respect, & Well-being. The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is part of the Heritage Division of OPRD. SHPO believes that Oregon's unique places connect Oregonians to the past by creating physical continuity over generations and space for public conversations about the community's values and identity. The ongoing process of recognizing and interpreting these places must be local and driven by inclusive public participation. See the Oregon 2018 - 2023 Oregon SHPO Preservation Plan and 2020 - 2025 Heritage Plan for more information on the Heritage Division's philosophy, approach, and goals.

    What you will do
    Join our team as the Survey and Inventory Program Coordinator, where you will use your expertise to document Oregon's diverse history embodied in our special places, objects, and sites associated with our state's significant, shared past. Identifying historic properties is the first step in preservation planning, disaster preparedness, and listing a property in the National Register of Historic Places. Responsibilities include working with the public, elected and appointed officials, and various organizations to design studies to identify and document historic properties using Oregon's Reconnaissance and Intensive Level survey processes; collecting information provided by the public, government agencies, and Oregon State Historic Preservation Office programs for inclusion in the statewide database; establishing statewide standards for identifying historic properties; conducting field surveys and historic property research as time and resources allow; and maintaining and developing information management systems and processes. This position will be important in creating the Oregon SHPO's planned web-based GIS information management system. As time and resources allow, this position prepares National Register of Historic Places 10-900 forms for submission to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and advises the many federal and state programs within the Heritage Division regarding the eligibility of historic properties for listing in the National Register. 

    This position is "hybrid," allowing for work-from-home opportunities, but does require regularly scheduled in-office work at the agency's Salem, OR office to complete statutory mailings and other in-office work and day and overnight travel to off-site locations across the state at least once a month, and often more frequently. Travel expenses are reimbursed. 

    Please click HERE for a complete list of duties and working conditions for this position. 

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or a closely related field that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; AND two years experience coordinating or administering a program.


    • Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of pertinent experience related to this position.


    A Master's degree in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or a closely related field will substitute for up to one year of the required experience.

    A Doctorate degree in History, Historic Preservation, Architectural History or a closely related field will substitute for up to two years of the required experience.

    Special Requirements

    • To be hired, you must have a criminal records and driving records check that meets OPRD Criteria at the time of hire, and throughout employment.
    • You must have a valid driver’s license at the time of hire and throughout employment
    • Meet the minimum Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications in history or architectural history including: A graduate degree in architectural history, history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field; OR A bachelor's degree in architectural history, history, art history, historic preservation, or closely related field AND one of the following: At least two years of full-time professional experience in research, writing, or teaching in American architectural history, history, or restoration architecture with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, museum, or other professional institution; OR Substantial contribution through research and publication to the body of scholarly knowledge in the field of American history or architectural history.

    What we are looking for (Desired Attributes)
    The following are skills that we have identified as key to success in this role at OPRD. These are the attributes we are looking for in our top candidate. If you have these skills, please let us know in your application.

    • Academic and field experience documenting the history of the historic built environment in the Pacific Northwest.
    • Skill in planning and completing reconnaissance and intensive level historic property surveys.
    • Demonstrated academic and practical knowledge of historic architecture and building materials and technologies.
    • Skill in creating, managing, and maintaining GIS-based information systems.
    • Skill in developing educational and outreach materials and utilizing various communication platforms and methods to convey the meaning and application of complex federal and state laws and cultural resource management principles and ideas to diverse audiences.
    • Skill in applying the National Register of Historic Places criteria to evaluate historic properties.
    • Skill in completing successful nominations to the federal National Register of Historic Places using the federal form 10-900 using applicable federal laws, rules, and guidance documents to complete the form and nomination process.

    What's in it for you
    This is a fantastic opportunity to support millions of visitors connecting with the best state park system in America. You will work with a team of supportive, talented and highly motivated professionals. And, you’ll receive a generous benefits package including:

    • Excellent medical, vision, and dental benefits package for the employee and qualified family members with a very low monthly out-of-pocket cost;
    • Optional life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and child care expenses;
    • 11 paid holidays per year;
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" per year that you may use at any time;
    • 8 hours of sick leave accumulated every month;
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual, starting at 8 hours per month;
    • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP);
    • Opportunities for career growth and development.

    How to Apply
    Your candidate profile, including work experience is the perfect place to display your interest in the position and highlight the skills and experience you will bring, making you the best candidate for the position. Submissions are screened for consistency of information and communication skills at the professional level (attention to detail, spelling, grammar, etc.).

    • External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” link and submit your application. View this video for help.
    • Internal Applicants (Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this knowledge article for help.

    After You Apply

    • Log in to your Workday account (application site) before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions. These can be found under the “My Applications” section. Make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes.
    • Be sure to check both your email, including junk folder, and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
    • Eligible veterans will be given veterans' preference. If claiming veterans’ preference, please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section – this is where you will be asked to upload your qualifying preference documentation after you apply.

    Additional Information

    • This position is full-time, permanent, and is located in Salem Oregon
    • If you have specific questions about this position, please feel free to contact the hiring supervisor, Ian P. Johnson and (971) 718-1137
    • This position is represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
    • This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
    • The salary listed is at the non-PERS rate. Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) eligible employees will have their base salary increased by 6.95% and pay the 6% employee contribution to PERS. If you are not yet PERS eligible, the 6.95% pay increase and employee contribution will be effective upon PERS eligibility.
    • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
    • Please review thClassification and Compensation page for more details on the classification, or you may visit our website for information on the job offer process following pay equity 
    • Oregon Parks & Recreation Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department uses E-Verify to confirm that applicants are authorized to work in the United States.

    Questions/Need Help? Email:

    Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to diversity and pay equity.

  • 05 Jun 2024 4:07 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Application Deadline:  June 16
    Reports to:  Board of Directors
    Salary:  $100,000-$110,000/year
    Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with 4% match, PTO
    Location: Vancouver, WA with travel along the Columbia River.
    Work Environment: Hybrid work environment. Executive Director needs to be located in the Confluence Service Area.

    About Confluence: Confluence is a community-supported nonprofit with the mission to connect people to the history, living cultures and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. It began in the early 2000’s in response to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial as a way to connect people with the Indigenous side of American history. Tribal leaders along the Columbia River saw the Bicentennial as an opportunity to dispel myths about Native Americans and to strengthen the Tribal perspective in the popular narrative of American history.

    Meanwhile, Confluence’s dynamic founding Executive Director Jane Jacobsen wanted to build reminders of this history into the landscape through art installations. The founders of Confluence invited the celebrated artist Maya Lin to build a series of projects along the Columbia River. The result is five completed arts landscapes that stretch from the coast to eastern Washington. The final project remains on hold. Over the years, Confluence’s mission evolved into a focus on education for students and the wider public. Today, Confluence brings Indigenous artists into schools, organizes public events that elevate Native voices, and creates media and publications with Tribal perspectives.  

    Confluence is now looking for its next Executive Director to lead its next chapter. This is an amazing opportunity to build on a legacy of Tribal partnerships and find new and more expansive ways to elevate Indigenous voices in our collective understanding of America.

    Job Summary: The Confluence Board of Directors and its community of partners seek a visionary diplomat to lead Confluence’s mission and vision. We are looking for someone with a deep understanding of Indigenous American history and an enthusiasm to learn more from the Columbia River’s Native culture bearers of today. Qualities and qualifications include:

    • Experience with and knowledge of Columbia River Indigenous Tribes
    • Patient collaboration
    • Outstanding self-awareness
    • Humility to serve a larger vision
    • Desire to find consensus in sensitive scenarios with multiple perspectives that may not always align
    • Collaborative approach to leadership
    • Honest and clear communication
    • Willing to be surrounded by elders and experts
    • Does not avoid conflict but embraces ways forward so that everyone can rise
    • Demonstrated experience and skills in creating, maintaining and navigating a diverse environment that embraces and advances equity and inclusion in every facet of the organization
    • Experience leading or working in a values and mission driven organization where trust, patience and a commitment to learning and sharing are centered
    • Able to inspire people to stretch their abilities beyond their expectations

    Application Instructions: Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to be working with Confluence on this key leadership position. For a full job description and application information, please visit or contact Agnes Zach, Search Lead at

  • 05 Jun 2024 2:46 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Title: Executive Director
    Classification: Salaried, Regular Full-Time
    Salary: $68,000 - $73,000
    Location: Eugene

    About the Lane County History Museum:
    The Lane County History Museum was founded in 1951, specifically to preserve and interpret the history of the pioneer generation. Over time, our mission expanded to include the diverse histories of all Lane County residents. We meet our mission by sharing our extensive object, archive, and photograph collections, creating compelling museum exhibits, hosting history pubs and other educational programs, and assisting individuals in understanding Lane County’s past through publications, academic talks, digital access to collections, and archival research.

    Recent initiatives have focused on creating a more inclusive and accessible museum while also finding new ways to share history throughout the county. LCHM sees the role of a museum as one of activism, in which the dissonant stories of our past can be used to guide a more harmonious present.

    We seek an Executive Director with a proven track record of leadership, fundraising for capital projects and operations, collaborative, strategic institutional planning, and recruitment and professional development for board and staff. In short, we need an individual to take the museum to new levels of visibility, stability, and excellence.

    Administrative Responsibilities:
    a) Implement all LCHM adopted plans and board policies.
    b) Attend Executive Committee and Board meetings, work with the Board President to plan meeting agendas and report on the organization's business and activities.
    c) Participate in planning, development and implementation for all departments.

    Fundraising and Capital Campaign Responsibilities:
    a) Create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, planned giving, corporate donations, grant solicitation, capital campaigns, special events, membership, and in-kind resources in collaboration with the Board of Directors.

    Financial Responsibilities:
    a) Develop and present to the Board of Directors for approval an annual operating budget.
    b) Administer approved budget with direction from the Board of Directors when needed.
    c) Support Board of Directors with their fundraising activities.
    d) Research, write and administer grant applications in collaboration with staff and contractors on behalf of the Lane County History Museum.
    e) Work with staff to identify financial needs and advocate for them to the Board.

    Museum and Facilities Management:
    a) Maintain security for the organization's facility, grounds, and collection.
    b) Monitor and maintain the condition of buildings and grounds in collaboration with Lane County departments.
    c) Schedule staff and volunteers to ensure the Museum is open during scheduled hours.

    a) Oversee hiring, training, and supervision of staff and volunteers.
    b) Fulfill human resources responsibilities across the organization.

    Public Relations:
    a) Liaison between the organization and the public.
    b) Be involved in community engagement through the Chambers of Commerce, community businesses, county and city government, and other non-profit and community-based organizations.

    Skills and Abilities:
    a) Ability to communicate directly and frequently with donors, board members, volunteers, and other constituents at all levels and build and maintain productive working relationships with them.
    b) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    c) Ability to collaborate and work strategically as a leader and as part of the museum team.
    d) Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening skills.
    e) Demonstrate commitment to the LCHM mission.
    f) Demonstrate organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
    g) Prioritize, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
    h) Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
    i) Must possess an Oregon Driver's license and able to connect with museums and historical organizations throughout Lane County.

    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred. Comparable experience in a non-museum field will be considered an asset.

    a) A minimum of 5 -10 years professional, nonprofit fundraising experience.
    b) Proven experience in designing and managing capital campaigns
    c) Experience working in an arts/cultural setting preferred, but not required.
    d) Foundation relationships and grant writing experience

    Compensation and Director Benefits:
    a) Direct monetary compensation will begin at the rate of $73,000 per year.
    b) Compensation will be paid for 12 pay periods per year.
    c) Executive Director will receive employment benefits described in the most recent version of the Employer’s Employee Handbook.
    d) Employee shall be eligible for one hundred and sixty (160) hours annual vacation leave.
    e) Employee shall be eligible for nine (6) floating holidays per year.
    f) Employee shall be reimbursed at the current IRS designated rate per mile for miles traveled on behalf of the organization.
    h) Employee shall be reimbursed for approved expenses incurred for the organization. Employee shall also be reimbursed for continuing education and professional development expenses and travel at the discretion of the Board.

    To apply:
    Please email PDFs of your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to:

    Your application should include three references.

    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.

  • 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


    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


    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


    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 Position open until filled.


    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.


    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


    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.


    Submit the following materials at: Oregon Historical Society - Job Opportunities ( 

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

    • Resume

    Employment is contingent on passing a background check.


    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.


    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.


    • 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.


    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.


    • 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.


    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.


    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.


    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.  


    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.


    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.)


    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.


    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


  • 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

    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 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

  • 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:

    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:

    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.

    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

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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 - - for complete position description and application instructions.

  • 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 - - for complete position description and application instructions.

Mailing Address: PO Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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