[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-02-08

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Fri Feb 8 08:36:13 PST 2013

1. “Lobbying is Part of the Heritage Tool Kit”, on Exchange
2. “Grants Chat” Webinar Series Offered in February, March
3. NEH Offers Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
4. Interpretive Guide, Free-Choice Learning Webinars Set at OSU
5. Job Openings at Oregon Humanities, Yeon Center, High Desert Museum
Every year when Congress and the Oregon Legislature convene, people ask
Kyle Jansson, “Can nonprofit organizations lobby elected officials?” His
answer is always, “Yes.” In fact, lobbying is a part of the Heritage
Tool Kit. Read how you can use this valuable tool on Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ).
Register and plan to attend "Grants Chat", a webinar series brought to
you by the Oregon Cultural Trust and core statewide partners Oregon Arts
Commission, Oregon Heritage Commission and Oregon Humanities. Be
prepared to share specific questions if you have a project proposal in
mind. The webinars will feature a chat function, allowing questions to
benefit other participants - especially those with a specific focus. To
sign up for a webinar, click on one of the following titles and dates
Grants Chat with Oregon Humanities – February 20 (
); Grants Chat with Oregon Heritage – February 27 (
); Grants Chat with an Arts Focus – February 28 (
): The webinars will run from 2 – 3 p.m.
If a question is too large in scope for coverage within the webinar
timeframe, “Grants Chats” host Kimberly Howard will place it the
"parking lot". The participant asking the question can register for a
more detailed webinar in this series, which will focus on components of
a strong grant proposal. These sessions include Project Planning with
Oregon Heritage – March 6 (
); Crafting Strong Narratives with Oregon Humanities – March 13 (
); and Reporting Impact Using Strong Evaluation Tools with Oregon Arts
Commission – March 19 (
Once a grant applicant has read the guidelines of the grant program of
interest, and attended at least one "Grants Chat", then a grant
applicant may email a specific grants coordinator or grants manager to
set up a longer phone conversation. The Oregon Cultural Trust offers a
list of partner grant opportunities with contact information (
). For further information, call the Cultural Trust at (503) 986-0088 or
email cultural.trust at state.or.us. 
The National Endowment for Humanities is offering Preservation
Assistance Grants for smaller institution. These grants help small and
mid-sized institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies,
archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records
offices, and colleges and universities, improving improve their ability
to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. The
application deadline is May 1 for programs beginning in January 2014.
Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants with skills and
experience relative to the types of collections and the nature of the
activities that are the focus of their projects. Small and mid-sized
institutions that have never received an NEH grant are especially
encouraged to apply. Visit the NEH website (
) for an application and program guidelines (
http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/pres-assist-grants-may-1-2013.pdf ). 
For questions, contact NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access at
(202) 606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can
contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.
Oregon State University (OSU) is offering an online course for
professionals who engage the public in historic and natural resources.
The Master Interpretive Guide Professional Certificate (
) program combines dynamic online courses with internship opportunities
so participants will become master communicators. Register (
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/773531886 ) for the program, and
plan to attend an information session at 1 p.m., Feb. 11.
The Free-Choice Learning Certificate (
) provides a critical look at informal learning theory by immersing
museum and outreach professionals in theories that deepen an
understanding of what, how and why the visiting public learns.
Participants will work with some of the field’s leading researchers and
learn how to apply informal learning environments theories in real-world
educational settings. Register (
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/384202462 ) and learn more about
the program at 1 p.m., Feb. 18. 
To learn more, visit https://pne.oregonstate.edu/guide. 
Oregon Humanities (
) is seeking an Executive Director, the chief executive officer who
reports to the board of directors and provides leadership to program,
development, communications, finance, and administrative staff. The
Executive Director implements the organization’s mission to connect
Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. The
successful candidate will cultivate and support organizational goals,
build a healthy and holistic organizational culture, establish a guiding
philosophy, and focus attention and resources on strategies to
accomplish the mission. To apply, download and review the complete job
description and desired qualifications found at the Oregon Humanities
website (
). Send a letter of interest and resume to board at oregonhumanities.org.
The position posting will remain open until filled; however, Oregon
Humanities will consider candidate submissions as it receives them, so
early submission is encouraged.
The John Yeon Center at the University of Oregon (
http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4161 ) is seeking an
executive director. The Yeon Center includes the Watzek House, Cottrell
House and the Shire.  The executive director works with the Dean of the
School of Architecture and Allied Arts and a team of professional staff
and other faculty members in fulfilling the goals of the Yeon Center. 
The person in the position builds and leads academic and other programs,
donor relations and support from non-UO entities; and works to increase
public awareness.  The successful candidate will supervise staff members
who are responsible for maintenance activities.  Required qualifications
include a master’s degree in historic preservation or a related field
and five years combined experience in one or more of the following
areas:  teaching, research, and/or administration in higher education;
management and strategic planning; experience in an organization serving
historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture or heritage
management; consultant or supervisor working in historic preservation. 
This is a fixed term appointment with the expectation that the
director’s position will be self-supporting after three years. The
application deadline is March 4. To apply and view the position
description, visit the University of Oregon jobs website (
http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4161 ).
The High Desert Museum (
) in Bend is seeking a vice president of development. As a member of the
museum’s leadership team, the vice president will lead the Museum’s
advancement program and manage the development department. Other
responsibilities include developing and maintaining active and
productive relationships with board members, donors and museum members.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years professional,
non-profit fundraising experience, including creating and implementing
strategic fundraising plans and experience with capital and endowment
campaigns. Applicants must also have experience with developing and
maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors,
and museum members, possess excellent verbal and written communication
skills and the ability to work as a leader and as part of a team. To
apply, review the position description (
), click on the apply button and follow the directions provide by Feb.
15. For information about the High Desert Museum, visit

Mark your calendar for the 2013 Heritage Conference to take place in
Portland May 9 and 10! Visit http://www.oregon.gov to learn more.

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provides technical support and services to people and organizations
documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage.
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