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Museum Coordinator - Cascade Locks Historical Museum

09 Mar 2023 4:22 PM | Anonymous member

Job Title: Museum Coordinator

Position Type: Temporary, summer contract (dates negotiable). 37.5 hours/week up to 1040 hours/season. Season ends October 31, 2023. 

Schedule:  Thursday-Monday, 9am-5pm, occasional evening events. 

Wage: $20/hour

Reports to: Executive Director

Travel Requirements: Regional, less than 10% of the time

Location: Cascade Locks Historical Museum, 417 NW Portage Road, Cascade Locks, OR 97014

Description: Friends of the Cascade Locks Historical Museum employs a Museum Coordinator to complete visitor center operation and collections tasks. This person will primarily fulfill front desk and customer service duties, operations duties, and collection data entry, and will have other duties as needs arise.

This position can be adjusted to fulfill internship requirements. Museum Studies, Public History, Tourism, Folklore, or students in similar programs are encouraged to apply. This position could also be a good first job for recent graduates. The Museum Coordinator is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the realities of small museum operations.


Visitor Center Operations (50%)

  • Operate seasonal visitor center, including opening and closing, cashiering, POS operations, register and transaction reconciliation, and light janitorial tasks.
  • Customer service- collect admissions, process gift shop transactions, and provide information on other local attractions, including ODOT Multnomah Falls permits. Customer service may be completed in person, over the phone, and over social media chat functions. 

Collections (50%)

  • Cataloging, accurately entering collection data and following museum best practices for entry, including evaluating, measuring, describing, photographing objects, and recording their location in the museum.


  • Demonstrated customer service experience
  • Demonstrated competency with point of sale and computer operations
  • Demonstrated ability to complete accurate data entry
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to No phone calls please.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
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