Museum Curator

Company Name: 

Clackamas County Historical Society


P. O.Box 2211
Oregon City, OR 97045

Contact Name: 

Stephen Greenwood




Job Description: 

Museum Curator

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

The Museum Curator collaborates with community stakeholders, an exhibit team, the Museum Educator, and contractors to implement a history project that includes a museum exhibit, education programs/materials, oral history interviews, and a website. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Job type: 40 hours/week; no benefits                                         Wage: $40,000 – $50,000 year/exempt

Experience, Preferred Qualifications, and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college/university in history, museum studies, or equivalent professional experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • The ideal candidate is adept at research and able to analyze, manage, and organize information.
  • The ideal candidate is an active listener, skilled at communicating with others and gaining their cooperation.
  • Demonstrated success in creating exhibits for museums, schools, or communities.
  • Familiarity with the American Alliance of Museums standards and best practices in museum exhibit design and project management.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor and is a team player willing to collaborate for institutional success.

Position Description Specific Responsibilities

  • Consult with community stakeholders to gather history and collaborate on projects.
  • Collaborate with a team to conduct history research and design a museum exhibit geared to an audience of families adhering to the American Alliance of Museums best practices in exhibit design.  
  • Coordinate the research of the Museum Educator focused on audience of families/4th-5th graders.                                        
  • Conduct oral history interviews.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on an ADA accessibility audit and exhibit review by a teacher advisory group and museum professionals.
  • Collaborate with a team to implement a marketing and fundraising plan.
  • Manage exhibit grant budget.
  • Coordinate the development of a digital exhibit on the website.

Work Environment

  • The position is located at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.
  • Must be available to work Tuesdays – Saturdays 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
Submit a cover letter and resume to the Clackamas County Historical Society at and place in the subject line “Museum Curator – [Last Name].” Apply by Friday, March 29, 2024.