About the High Desert Museum
TheHigh Desert Museum is a non-profit organization focused on the biotic and cultural elements of the High Desert region of the Western United States. Located near Bend, Oregon, on the edge of the beautiful Deschutes National Forest, the Museum melds the natural history of diverse habitat types with human history of the environment into a unique blend of indoor and outdoor exhibits, living history and both living and historic collections.
Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Plans and executes natural history exhibitions with the Exhibits Team—including specimen collecting, loan coordination and transportation, exhibit design and installation, didactic label information and essays for collateral publications.
2. As a member of the Programs Department, participates in defining and articulating exhibit/program objectives and expected outcomes based on identifiable audience needs/interests and target audience segments. This includes providing expertise in developing, planning and implementing school and public programs.
3. In conjunction with the Collections Committee, adheres to the Museum’s Collection Management Policy and develops long range planning of the collection.
4. Conducts independent research relative to the Museum’s collection, objects on loan and/or materials being considered for acquisitions.
5. Researches and produces scholarly essays for publications.
6. Organizes the presentation of lectures and excursions to diverse audiences.
7. Collaborates with the Curator of Wildlife to plan and lead lectures, trips, tours and interpretive programs with an emphasis on local and regional natural history to diverse audiences.
8. As part of the Exhibits and Programs Teams, collaborates in the development and presentation of exhibitions and adjunct programming, and may supervise various interns as appropriate.
9. Oversees exhibition design and development while adhering to deadlines and budgets.
10. Represents the Museum at professional meetings, forums and/or workshops as required.
11. Provides curatorial content, research and planning for exhibit design, construction and renovation, including participating in the Museum’s changing exhibition program and permanent exhibits.
12. Contributes curatorial content to exhibit-related programming.
13. Complies with all Museum policies, procedures and safety regulations.
14. Manages schedules and budgets for temporary and permanent exhibits.
15. Collaborates with the Curator of Wildlife to collect specimens, objects and materials in accordance with the Collections Management Policy and Strategic Collecting Plan.
16. Cultivates and maintains new and existing donors to enhance the Museum’s natural history collection.
17. Develops and maintains partnerships with organizations and institutions throughout the region.
18. Conducts training of education staff, interns, teen and adult volunteers.
19. Develops and manages department budget.
20. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
Please send resume and cover letter to the High Desert Museum
attn: Shannon Campbell.
For more Information: http://highdesertmuseum.org/job-opportunities