[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-08-12

INFO Heritage * OPRD Heritage.Info at oregon.gov
Wed Aug 12 08:34:35 PDT 2015

In this Issue:
1. North Bend resident Mark Petrie joins Commission on Historic Cemeteries
2. Collection workshop series set for Sept. 23 - 24 in Eugene
3. City of Astoria seeks project manager
4. Portland seeks planner with preservation experience

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Director Lisa Sumption recently appointed Mark Petrie of North Bend to the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.
 "I am happy to have been accepted onto the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries and look forward to working with the other accomplished commissioners and staff to protect and preserve our heritage," said Petrie, an enrolled Coos tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. "Protecting, respecting and honoring our ancestors is something I feel very strongly about. I am eager to contribute all I have to offer to the commission and its programs."
The seven-member Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries supports OPRD historic cemetery preservation efforts by offering training, educational resources, coordination and grants. Its other members are Diane Elder of Paisley, Mike Leamy of Astoria and Charlotte Lehan of Wilsonville. OPRD will be seeking additional commissioners in the fall.
For more information about the commission and the historic cemeteries program visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact Historic Cemeteries Program Coordinator, email Kuri Gill<mailto:Kuri.Gill at oregon.gov> or call (503) 986-0685.

The Balboa Art Conservation Center will present a two-day workshop Sept. 23-24 in Eugene for institutions with material-based collections. Staff, volunteers, and students involved in collections care stewardship, policy making, and exhibition development and installation should attend.  BACC is offering two workshops per day, which allows participants to select the training topics appropriate to their needs.
Sessions include Care of Collections: Metal Objects; Disaster Recovery for Wet Collections: The First 24-48 Hours; Care of Collections: Paper; and Preservation: Policies, Plans and Procedures for Small Museums. For a complete description of workshop sessions and registration information, visit the Focus on Collections Care<http://www.focusoncollectionscare.org/> website or contact the BACC Field Service Office at (619) 236-9702 or info at bacc.org<mailto:info at bacc.org>.

The city of Astoria is seeking a project manager/city planner to prepare technical reports, memorandums, supporting information, staff reports for various boards, commissions, and community partners pertaining to program areas. Job duties include coordinating with the planning commission and the historic landmarks commission among other duties. Desired education and experience includes a bachelor's degree in planning or related field and three years' experience of increasing responsibility in land use planning at a city, county, or regional level. A master's degree in planning, architecture, historic preservation, or related field can substitute for one year of experience. For a complete job description and application instructions, visit Astoria's employment website<http://astoria.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-696121.html>.

The City of Portland is wanting to hire a senior city planner (urban design specialty) who would be responsible for designing and managing all aspects of specialized and complex planning projects and programs, including serving as team leader, project manager, or Bureau expert. Senior City Planners work independently to assign, direct, review, monitor and integrate the work of staff, consultants, and other specialists on complex, controversial, and/or politically sensitive projects. Duties include identifying and solving problems, creating effective long- and short-term solutions, through the application of zoning; land use planning; site planning, including infrastructure, environmental, and urban design considerations; and   economic development and real estate development theory and practices.
 Among the minimum qualifications is knowledge of and experience with architectural design, styles, history, and historic preservation. For application information, see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1213092
Oregon Heritage, part of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, provides technical support and services to people and organizations documenting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Oregon's heritage. Keep up with the latest heritage issues and trends at Oregon Heritage Exchange<http://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/> and follow us on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/OregonHeritage>.
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