[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2015-06-18

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Thu Jun 18 08:18:26 PDT 2015


In this Issue
1. Mitigate the quake on Oregon Heritage Exchange
2. Heritage bulletin provides tips on sustaining partnerships
3. OMA set to lead organizations through disaster planning, July 6
4. Holly Theater tour set for July 7 in Medford
5. Willamette Heritage Center seeks Development Director


MITIGATE THE QUAKE ON OREGON HERITAGE EXCHANGE

As of March 30th, 2014 the Southern Oregon Historical Society (SOHS)<http://www.sohs.org/> finished a yearlong project to protect their shelved artifacts against the ever present threat of a major earthquake. Visit Oregon Heritage Exchange<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/mitigate-the-quake/> to learn about the disaster mitigation effort undertaken by SOHS, with the assistance of a Heritage Grant.


HERITAGE BULLETIN PROVIDES TIPS ON SUSTAINING PARTNERSHIPS

Long-term partnerships can help heritage organizations with preservation projects and securing funding for one-time or ongoing programs. Community partnerships have mutual benefits. Oregon Heritage offers some valuable tips for developing and sustaining relationships in Heritage Bulletin 17: Sustainable Partnerships<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/docs/Heritage_Bulletins/HB_17_Sustainable_Partnerships.pdf>. To download this or other Heritage Bulletins, visit Oregon Heritage online<http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/Pages/Bulletins.aspx>.


OMA SET TO LEAD ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH DISASTER PLANNING, JULY 6

You know disaster planning is important, but how do you make it a priority? Join Dani Helm and Kuri Gill at 9 a.m., July 6 for a morning filled with interactive and fun activities surrounding this very topic. The workshop will take place at the Library Meeting Room, Springfield City Hall in Springfield. You will learn how to lead people through disaster planning and walk away with some tips and techniques you can use to sell your volunteers, board and stakeholders on making disaster planning a priority. RSVP to oregonmuseums at gmail.com<mailto:oregonmuseums at gmail.com> with your name and institution by June 26.


HOLLY THEATER TOUR SET FOR JULY 7 IN MEDFORD

Join Dorothy Cotton, Amy Drake, and Debra Griffith at 2 p.m., July 7 at the Holly Theatre, 226 W. 6th St., Medford to learn about local Southern Oregon history, and connect with fellow members of the field. Sponsored by the Oregon Museums Association, the event begins with a tour of the Holly Theater renovation, followed by networking at 4 Daughters Irish Pub. Participants will climb/descend a total of 144 stairs and encounter ramps, narrow passages and uneven walkways. There is no air conditioning at the theater and the building holds the prevailing temperature of the last 72 hours. Dress accordingly for a construction site (wear comfortable closed-toe shoes; sandals are not allowed). Accommodations are available for visitors with limited mobility. RSVP to Amy Drake<mailto:amy at sohs.org> or Debra Griffith<mailto:debrag at osfashland.org> with your name and institution by June 18. To learn more about the Holly Theatre visit www.hollytheatre.org<http://www.hollytheatre.org>.



WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER SEEKS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) is seeking a motivated, talented, and experienced Director of Development with a passion for the cultural heritage of the Mid-Willamette Valley. The position’s core responsibilities include developing and executing an annual development plan in partnership with the executive director; developing stewardship and retention strategies for current donors and members and expansion of the existing member / donor base. The position will also cultivate corporate and individual sponsorships, promote planned giving programs prepare applications for foundation grants and other funding sources, coordinate fundraising events and expand the volunteer base.

The successful candidate will bring five or more years of experience overseeing development activities in a not-for-profit setting, preferably for a heritage organization, will possess experience with annual campaigns, major gifts, grant writing, planned giving and endowment development, as well as experience working with board members, institutional partners, and community leaders. Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree (a Master's degree is preferred), the ability to communicate clearly and informatively in a variety of styles, software competencies using Microsoft Office, Adobe CS (preferred), and PastPerfect (preferred) and the ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume (including salary history), and a professional portfolio (maximum of twenty pages, including examples of successful grant applications, sponsorship and donor appeals, etc.) to jobs at willametteheritage.org<mailto:jobs at willametteheritage.org>. The application deadline is July 24. For more information about the Willamette Heritage Center, visit www.willametteheritage.org<http://www.willametteheritage.org/>.




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