[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2018-10-26

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Oregon Heritage News 2018-10-26

In this issue:

- Learn how one Oregon heritage non-profit runs its board meeting on latest Oregon Heritage Exchange blog post
- State Archives offers four internship opportunities
- Lord & Schryver Conservancy seeks Garden Manager Curator
- Is wireless environmental monitoring for you? Check out this webinar!
- AASLH call for proposals for 2019 Annual Meeting

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Learn how one Oregon heritage nonprofit runs its board meeting on latest Oregon Heritage Exchange blog post

As we approach the 2019 Oregon Heritage Summit<https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/HCD/OHC/Pages/Conference.aspx> on the Culture of Board Engagement, we will have some blog posts on the Oregon Heritage Exchange focused on board engagement. This week, Executive Director Carolyn Purcell of the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center talks about how the evolution of the board’s monthly meeting and the effectiveness of having a good meeting process in place. Also included are tips for running an effective nonprofit board meeting. You can view the latest blog post here<https://oregonheritage.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/from-monthly-chats-to-productive-board-meetings-at-the-columbia-gorge-discovery-center/>.

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State Archives offers four internship opportunities


Archives Intern

The intern will work closely with the Accessions Archivist, who is responsible for a variety of key behind-the-scenes duties that are crucial to the day to day functioning of the State Archives.  The student will work under the direction of the Accessions Archivist, however the overall internship experience will be under the guidance of the Student Internship Program Coordinator.  Examples of the experiences offered by this internship include: Assisting with the transition from a FileMaker locator index to a new space management system. Organizing and preparing records received by the Archives so that they are ready for use by the public.  This would include reboxing, refoldering, and relocating records turned over to the Archives from both state and local government offices, comprising a wide variety of record types.

Archives Intern
We will work with you to develop an individualized experience that addresses your specific academic and career interests.

Conduct primary source records research - Students that want to develop a research project using our unique primary source records are welcome to contact us and discuss an internship that would center on the use of Oregon state and local government records.  These records encompass a wide variety of time periods and include such subjects as: Natural resources policy; Military and social history; Politics and the Oregon State Legislature; Transportation

Learn about the archives and records profession - Students interested in a career in public history can participate in direct hands-on experience with our staff to gain a better understanding of what it means to be an archivist or records professional.  Examples of possible experiences include: Digital preservation of non-electronic records, such as historic audio recordings and images; Assisting in reference for requests made both in person and via e-mail; Development of publications, such as the Oregon Blue Book; Outreach such as social media, exhibit development, and special events; Collaboration with local records custodians in the care and management of public records; and Working directly with original records to prepare them for public research. Our interns also have the opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from experienced professionals through our “career path panels” program.

Archives Intern – Graduate Student Intern
We will work with you to develop an individualized experience tailored to your career interests and academic program.  Our interns work directly with our archivists and records professionals to gain valuable experience as an important contributing member of our team.  Some of the opportunities may include: Working with and processing of original Oregon state and local government records. Assisting the Reference staff through the location of records and the fulfillment of requests; research, development, and execution of exhibits and public events; digital preservation of original records, including sound and visual media; assisting with accessioned records and preparing them for public use; may act as the lead worker for undergraduate interns. Assisting the Publications staff with research and development of the Oregon Blue Book. Working with our records professionals to learn about managing government records, including an introduction to electronic records management and the management of transitional records at the State Records Center. Development of social media content relating to the intern’s experience at the State Archives; Meeting other area archivists, records professionals, curators, and public historians to learn about the different opportunities available in the archival and records profession. Our interns also have the opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from experienced professionals through our “career path panels” program.

Records Management Intern
The Intern will work as part of the Records Management team. This unit is responsible for a variety of key behind-the-scenes duties that are critical to one of the core functions of the State Archives. The student will work under the direction of the Unit Manager, while the overall internship experience will be under the guidance of the Student Internship Program Coordinator. Experiences offered by this internship may include: Assist with development of strategies to effectively map stack location data to a new electronic records management system, Assist with digitization projects, including filing and classification of records in the new electronic records management system, Develop social media content relating to the intern’s experience at the State Archives, Our interns also have the opportunity to obtain advice and guidance from experienced professionals through our “career path panels” program.

To read the full job descriptions, including work location, hours, qualifications, etc., visit here<https://sos.oregon.gov/Pages/employmentopportunities.aspx>. If you have questions, contact Todd Shaffer, Student Internship Program Coordinator, at (503) 373-0701 ext. 1 or email todd.l.shaffer at oregon.gov<mailto:todd.l.shaffer at oregon.gov>.

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Lord & Schryver Conservancy seeks Garden Manager Curator

Gaiety Hollow is a new public garden and historic preservation resource located in Salem, Oregon. It was the home, garden and studio of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, who designed 250 gardens in the region between 1929 and 1969 and were actively involved in civic and horticultural improvement efforts in Salem. Gaiety Hollow reflects their successful mix of formal and informal garden design and contains an array of plants suitable to cultivation in the Pacific Northwest.  The Conservancy is governed by a hardworking volunteer Board of Directors and a full-time Executive Director, assisted by volunteers.  We are seeking to fill the full-time position of Garden Manager/Curator to support our successful organization.

If  your strengths are:
​​ •   Experience educating, supervising and assisting volunteers with basic garden tasks
 •   Demonstrable experience developing and implementing daily, seasonal and annual work
      plans per specific garden plans, identifying and prioritizing objectives and evaluating results
 •   Demonstrable experience with preservation, management and interpretation of historic
      properties and gardens, including application of record keeping systems
 •   Experience contributing to budget plans, grant applications related to horticultural projects

And you want to:
•  Be part of a unique opportunity to engage with the arts, preservation, horticulture and civic improvement
    communities in the region
•  Assume a leadership role in restoring the Gaiety Hollow garden while also overseeing its maintenance

Then: Please view the full Garden Manager/Curator job description.<http://www.lordschryver.org/uploads/2/0/6/5/20654200/garden_manager_curator_job_description.pdf>

To apply:
Please submit the following via email only to pam at lordschryver.org<mailto:pam at lordschryver.org>
1.  A cover letter explaining how you have the experience and passion to become the Conservancy’s
Garden Manager/Curator.
2. A resume which includes a chronological work history
3. A statement of how you heard about this position

References will be required after the first interview for candidates being further considered. Application review begins November 31, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Is wireless environmental monitoring for you? Check out this webinar!

Connecting to Collections has an archived webinar geared towards helping collecting organizations learn more about monitoring their collection environment wirelessly, how it works, what equipment is needed, and whether it makes sense for the organization. You can view that webinar here: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/wireless-environmental-monitoring/.

This is also a reminder that if you would like to try out a datalogger that monitors humidity and temperature OR if you want to use a lightmeter to check the light levels in your collection and exhibit area, the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps is loaning out this equipment for free. Get more information on this free equipment lending program here<https://mindyourcollections.org/equipment-lending-program/>. For more information on the Oregon Heritage MentorCorps, contact Katie.Henry at oregon.gov<mailto:Katie.Henry at oregon.gov> or (503) 986-0671.

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AASLH call for proposals for 2019 Annual Meeting

AASLH is now accepting proposals for sessions and workshops for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in partnership with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2zqvoki<https://aaslh.site-ym.com/link.asp?e=katie.henry@oregon.gov&job=3540313&ymlink=292787851&finalurl=https%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2F2zqvoki>

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Technical video on drying out flooded buildings

In the wake of hurricane flooding, the North Carolina SHPO developed this short technical advice video to help folks with drying out water damaged buildings. Things can get a little wet here in Oregon so we thought we would pass this video on for folks to bookmark in case someone should have to deal with a water event affecting their historic building this coming winter or spring. You can watch the video here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgdHgPKiVeQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR23DHbJt7tIGtIG-UtHH60ftAKZcSpTBUkbgRDe8hPl_45IbQAS_a8RJQ4>.

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Oregon Heritage News is a service of Oregon Heritage, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The news editor can be contacted at heritage.info at oregon.gov<mailto:heritage.info at oregon.gov>.




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