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History Education Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator - Clackamas County Historical Society

05 Sep 2023 11:08 AM | Anonymous member

History Education Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator   

The mission of the Clackamas County Historical Society (CCHS) is to enrich the lives of current and future generations through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of Clackamas County.

An essential part of the museum team, the History Education Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator builds marketing and fundraising relationships with the community and potential sponsors. The position works closely with the Development Committee and the Executive Director to strategize creative ways to raise awareness about CCHS and develop relationships with local business owners and potential sponsors. The position is located at the Museum of the Oregon Territory and the Stevens-Crawford Heritage House and reports to the Executive Director.

Job type: 40 hours/week; no benefits                 Wage: $40000 – 45,000/exempt

Experience, Preferred Qualifications, and Skills

  • You have a deep passion for history and for connecting audiences to history education.
  • At least one year of experience in marketing or fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, business administration, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  •  Knowledge of the American Alliance of Museums standards and best practices in marketing and fundraising for museums.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to inform and persuade donors, the media, and the community of CCHS’s mission.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals and groups.

·       Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects, maintain commitments, and meet strict deadlines.

·       Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office, donor management software, and project management software.

·       Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

·       Flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities.

Position Description Specific Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Web and Print Media Specialist to implement marketing plans for all events, exhibits, and programs.
  • Represent CCHS to organizations such as senior centers, school districts, media businesses, and tourism/historical/cultural/governmental organizations with the goal of building relationships to increase awareness of the museums.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Web and Print Media Specialist on the production and distribution of printed brochures, posters, multimedia presentations, and/or other marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with the Web and Print Media Specialist to implement a social media plan and calendar utilizing multiple social media channels to promote museum events and build public awareness of the mission of CCHS.
  • Produce marketing events for the media, tourism industry, and other key public organizations.
  •  Collaborate with staff to ensure coordination of fundraising efforts with ongoing marketing and communications initiatives.
  • Coordinate audience evaluation initiatives to determine effective marketing strategies.
  • Have all public-facing content reviewed per CCHS’s Public Relations Policy.


  • Responsible for building relationships with existing and new donors, foundations, corporate donors, and sponsors.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop an overall plan and calendar for all phases of museum fundraising events, including the annual appeal and the grand opening of the Timeline Hall Exhibit.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive, multi-channel sponsorship solicitation strategy, including direct mail, email, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
  • Oversee an ongoing prospecting database that identifies prospective sponsors in various categories and industries, tracks sponsor activity, and tracks competing museums’ sponsor/advertiser activity in local and regional markets.
  • Utilize donor software to create event registrations, track touchpoints with sponsors, and maintain the database to ensure all sponsor information is correct.
  • Develop and prepare all event copy for programs, signs, banners, and other event-related items.
  • Develop and secure all event coordination, event setup, and equipment requirements.
  • Provide occasional backup for the museum front desk.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

  • The work schedule for this position is approximately 40 hours/week. Must be available Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM with occasional evening hours.
  • Physical activity may include moderate lifting, kneeling, bending, and using stairs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Clackamas County Historical Society at and place in the subject line “History Education Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator” – [Last Name].” Open until filled.

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