[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-09-06

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Sep 6 07:49:05 PDT 2011

In this Issue:
1. Collections Preservation Website Launched
2. NPI Training Opportunity to Take Place in Portland
3. Folklife Network Updates Website
4. Historical Society Seeks Executive Director
5. Positions Offered at Pittock Mansion


Based on the initiative begun by the Institute of Museum and Library
Service called “Connecting to Collections”, Heritage Preservation
has announced the launch of the Connecting to Collections online
community at www.connectingtocollections.org. The goal of the site is
helping smaller museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies
locate reliable preservation resources, and to engage with each other
and top professionals in the field. Features of the site include a
meeting room, which hosts free webinars with conservation professionals;
highlighted new or particularly helpful information resources; a forum
where members can post questions and assist one another; a calendar with
announcements of upcoming events, online preservation training
opportunities, and grant deadlines; and an archive of past online
community discussions and presentation sorted by topic.
An Oregon planning committee recently concluded a needs assessment for
collections preservation in Oregon, and is currently developing a
program to address those needs. For further information about the Oregon
initiative, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/OHC/C2C.shtml .


Two National Preservation Institute seminars will take place in
Portland this October.

An advanced seminar, “Section 106: Agreement Documents”, will focus
on memoranda of agreement and programmatic agreements under Section 106
of the National Historic Preservation Act and will take place from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24 - 26. Learn how to survive and thrive during the
agreement process through careful analysis, clear writing, and good
negotiation. Review the available tools, guidelines, alternatives-and
non-alternatives-to reach a favorable conclusion to the process. 

Explore the consultation process mandated by federal laws as it
pertains to Native American sacred lands by attending “Consultation
and Protection of Native American Sacred Lands” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Oct. 27 and 28. Review the guidelines from both tribal and federal
land-managing agencies’ perspectives. Consider the legal, historical,
and cultural factors that influence consulting parties. Discuss ways to
use the consultation process in conjunction with other tools, such as
land trusts, restrictive covenants, and property purchases by tribes or
nonprofit conservancies, to achieve a protected status for culturally
significant places. 

An advanced registration rate is available through Sept. 15 in
cooperation with ODOT and SHPO. For more information about seminar
locations, to view agendas, register or learn about scholarship
opportunities, email info at npi.org , call (703) 765-0100 or visit
www.npi.org .


The Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) recently updated its website. The
site now features a Northwest Folklife slideshow, condensed and more
intuitive navigation bar and easy ways to connect with OFN through
social networking systems.  Based at the University of Oregon, the OFN
provides access to folk arts and their intrinsic and extrinsic benefits
through investing in traditional artists and cultures and advancing
accessible learning opportunities for all Oregonians. Visit
http://ofn.uoregon.edu/ to explore the updated site and learn more.


The Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS) seeks an energetic,
creative, visionary individual with a passion for history to serve as
Executive Director. The position encompasses the strategic and
administrative leadership of the Society and management of its assets,
resources and operations, leads its fundraising efforts and serves as
primary spokesperson for the Society. SOHS cares for approximately one
million artifacts, and owns and operates a 37-acre historic farm. The
SOHS “History Center” houses the Society’s research library,
archives and offices.

Visit www.sohs.org for more information regarding this position and the
Society. Application deadline is Oct. 21, 2011 or until position is


The Pittock Mansion is seeking a part-time Visitor Services
Representative. Position responsibilities include selling admission,
membership and store items; responding to phone inquiries; maintaining
the visual integrity and security of the museum store; and staffing
evening events.  

Pittock Mansion is also seeking a Custodian to perform care and
cleaning in the Mansion and museum outbuildings. Requirements for this
part-time position include a minimum of one - two years experience,
preferably in historical building, proven ability to work independently
and as part of team. 

To apply, email a resume and cover letter no later than Sept. 10 to
jobs at pittockmansion.org . Visit www.pittockmansion.org for full job

Grants deadlines are approaching!
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