[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2013-01-17

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Thu Jan 17 08:56:47 PST 2013

In this Issue:
1. Champoeg Interpretive Talks Featured on Exchange 
2. Archaeology for the Curious Set to Begin Jan. 26
3. National Trust Provides Historic District Tips
4. Archivist for Photography, Annual Giving Manager Openings at OHS
The Champoeg State Heritage Area is hosting a series of interpretive
talks and demonstrations on the lives of the native peoples, settlers
and traders on the Willamette River on Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 16
from noon to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit Oregon Heritage Exchange (
http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/ ).
Are you looking to learn more about archaeology basics, or do you need
a refresher on the history of the Pacific Northwest? The Oregon
Archaeological Society (OAS) is offering its annual training program
over six Saturdays beginning on Jan. 26 and running through March 9 at
the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus, 17705 Northwest
Springville Road, Building 7, Room 107, in Portland. 
Co-sponsored by Portland Community College and the Washington County
Museum, OAS Basic Training, also known as Archaeology for the Curious,
features experienced regional professionals teaching each session from
organizations such as the National Forest Service, BLM, and the
University of Oregon. Topics for the first two sessions include
archaeology basics as well as information on artifacts, laws and ethics,
Northwest archaeology and rock art, site stewardship and volunteering.
The cost is just $30 for both sessions and is open to the public.
For more information, visit the OAS website (
http://www.oregonarchaeological.org/training.htm ), email
oas.basictraining at gmail.com or contact Steve Satterthwaite at
satterts at hotmail.com or (503) 824-2264.
Defining boundaries helps to transform the unique features of your
community into a meaningful historic district. The National Trust for
Historic Preservation provides ten steps for defining the boundaries of
an historic district in a blog titled “10 on Tuesday (
)”, which features weekly preservation tips.  
The Oregon Historical Society is seeking qualified individuals to fill
the roles of Archivist for Photography and Moving Images and Annual
Giving Manager. 
The Archivist for Photography and Moving Images is responsible for care
and access to the Oregon Historical Society’s collection of
approximately 2.5 million photographic images and assists the
Preservationist in care and access to the Society’s moving image
collection (including motion pictures, video tapes, and digital
materials). Responsibilities include acquiring materials for the
photograph and moving image collections; and arranging, describing,
preserving, and cataloging the materials following established standards
and procedures as specified by the Society of American Archivists, the
Association of Moving Image Archivists, the American Library
Association, and other nationally recognized authorities. Successful
candidates will have a master’s degree in Library Information Science or
equivalent knowledge of national standards for photograph and moving
image cataloging plus two years’ experience working with photographs and
moving images in a research library setting. This position closes on
Jan. 23.
Working closely with the Development Director, the Annual Giving
Manager is responsible for the production of, implementation of, and
measurement of annual giving programs. This includes museum membership
and corporate membership acquisition and retention including annual
direct mail, e-mail and web-based appeals, gift club and members-only
event support. This position also manages the production of annual
fundraising event and proposal preparation in support of the Development
Director and Executive Director. The position manages the donor database
(Raisers Edge) with a part-time Raiser’s Edge data entry and membership
support person. Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree
in a related field and three years’ experience and/or training in annual
fund raising for a non-profit; or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. This position closes on Jan. 24.
For complete job descriptions and application criteria, visit the OHS
website ( http://www.ohs.org/about-ohs/current-openings.cfm ). 


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