Collections Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
position summary:

Do you enjoy artifact collections and organization? Check out the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) newest opening! The Collections Assistant is an on-call position, scheduled to work <19 hours per week or less and will assist the Curator with the care and management of OMSI’s artifact collection, including procurement, preservation, accession, deaccession, storage, and display. This position will be responsible for assisting in the research and development of exhibit hall displays of collection material, assisting in maintaining all records and correspondence pertaining to collection, assisting in the cataloging and storage for all collection materials, and assisting in the handling all incoming and outgoing artifact loans for exhibits.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay Range: $10.47 – 12.55 per hour.
Qualifications:The ideal candidate must have an understanding of the museum visitor experience and a concern for accuracy, database, spreadsheet, word processing, and oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills, and the ability to work independently and effectively with teams. Candidate will have a Bachelor's degree—preferably in the sciences, museum studies or education or equivalent combination of education and experience and demonstrable experience in research (e.g., literature searches). Previous experience with museum collections desirable. Pre-employment checks such as a criminal background check and reference checks will be conducted. If this sounds like the perfect position, please visit to apply! Applications are available to download on our website, as well as pick up in the Employment Office. To submit your application you have the option to fax, email, mail or drop off in person your completed application materials to: OMSI Attention: Human Resources 1945 SE Water Avenue Portland, OR 97214 OR Fax: 503.239.7818 or Email: [email protected] OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer