Curator of Education - Deadline Extended

Company Name: 

Benton County Historical Society


PO Box 35
Philomath, OR 97370

Contact Name: 

Jessica Hougen




Job Description: 

TITLE:  Curator of Education

SUPERVISOR:  Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  Full time salaried, exempt


Job Description

The Curator of Education develops and implements programs that engage a wide variety of audiences at both Benton County Historical Society (BCHS) museums. This position works closely with the Curator of Exhibitions and the Collections Manager to coordinate programs with exhibitions and collections.

It is an exciting time to join BCHS. Not only have we recently opened a new museum, we have embarked on a strategic planning process and are writing a new mission statement. Having a new museum in Corvallis as well as our longtime museum in Philomath has dramatically changed how we can serve the community of Benton County. We’re looking for a Curator of Education with vision and excitement to help us shape the future of the Benton County Historical Society.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develops and implements activities and programs, including tours, workshops, and lecture series for a variety of audiences
  • Recruits, trains, and supervises docents and interns to help implement programs
  • Writes or assists in writing grant proposals and grant reporting to support education programs
  • Compiles necessary reports detailing department activities
  • Gives input to the Executive Director for budget for education programs, and manages education expenses and income
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships and partnerships with local and regional non-profits, schools, community organizations, and museums
  • Coordinates the production of education program materials including training manuals and curriculum materials and manages the use of the education collection of artifacts
  • Provides staff support and training regarding educational programming
  • Works with the Curator of Exhibitions to create educational and interactive components for select exhibits, as well as related programming
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the Benton County Historical Society
  • Contribute to and support the strategic plan, annual action plans, and institutional initiative

Education, Formal & Informal Experience

  • B.A. in art, education or a related field with a minimum of three years museum experience or equivalent education and experience
  • M.A. in Museum Studies preferred


  • Exempt/Salaried/Full-time
  • Budgeted compensation is $50,400
  • Healthcare package includes medical, dental, and vision
  • Paid time off: 10 holidays and 2 floating holidays, vacation, sick, adjustment, and bereavement leave
  • Gift shop discount

Please read the full position description.

Application Process

To apply email your application to Jessica Hougen, Executive Director, at

Complete applications should include a resume, cover letter, and three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For full consideration applications should be submitted by 5pm on January 26th, 2023.