[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-03

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Oregon Heritage News 2019-07-03

In this issue:

- Oregon Heritage Traditions happening in July
- Historic cemetery events in Florence, July 18
- NAPC Forum 2020 - save the date
- OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center seeks Public Services Unit Supervisor
- Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks Director of Advancement and Innovate Partnerships
- Restore Oregon's 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop, Sept. 14 in Bend
- Oregon Museums Association 2019 Conference open for registration!

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Oregon Heritage Traditions happening in July

The Oregon Heritage Tradition designation recognizes those events more than 50 years old that represent what it means to be an Oregonian. If you are looking for something to do this summer, you might consider checking out a Heritage Tradition. Here is a list of Heritage Traditions happening in July:

Bend Pet Parade<https://www.bendparksandrec.org/activities/4th-of-july-festival/>, Bend - July 4
Oregon Country Fair<https://www.oregoncountryfair.org/> (NEWLY Designated!), Veneta - July 12-14
Bohemia Mining Days<https://www.bohemiaminingdays.org/>, Cottage Grove - July 18-20
Pacific City Dory Days<http://pcdorymen.com/> - July 19-21

To see a list of all Oregon Heritage Traditions or to learn more about how to designate an event, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org>.

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Historic cemetery events in Florence, July 18


Join the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries (OCHC) in Florence on July 18 for a public meeting and presentation. All events are free and will take place at Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, 278 Maple Street, in Florence.



The OCHC will kick of the schedule with its quarterly meeting from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. The agenda includes 2018 grant report, commissioner reports, and future meetings. Interested parties may attend in person or call-in to the meeting. Meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Special accommodations and translation may be arranged up to 72 hours in advance of the meeting by calling 503-986-0690.



A presentation will follow the meeting from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Charlotte Lehan, of Wilsonville, and Bev Power, of Medford, both commissioners with OCHC, will present "Adventures in Mapping Historic Cemeteries." They will present interesting challenges, surprise discoveries and other issues in mapping and documenting historic cemeteries.



OCHC maintains a list of all historic cemeteries in the state. A cemetery must include the burial of at least one person who died before Feb. 14, 1909 to qualify as historic. The seven-member appointed commission helps people and organizations document, preserve and promote designated historic cemeteries statewide.

For more information about the grant program or the OCHC, visit www.oregonheritage.org<http://www.oregonheritage.org> or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.gill at oregon.gov<mailto:Kuri.gill at oregon.gov> or 503-986-0685.


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NAPC Forum 2020 - save the date

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions <https://napc.z2systems.com/track/servlet/DisplayLink?orgId=napc&emailId=aea71dfbc06a4af8b063e647dfe0f21dam73278aea&&linkId=2304&targetUrl=http://napcommissions.org/> is pleased to announce the twelfth biennial FORUM to be held in Tacoma, Washington July 22-26, 2020.

FORUM 2020 <https://napc.z2systems.com/track/servlet/DisplayLink?orgId=napc&emailId=aea71dfbc06a4af8b063e647dfe0f21dam73278aea&&linkId=2308&targetUrl=http://napcommissions.org/forum/> is designed for preservation commissions, design review boards, Main Street programs, and federal, state and local government staff, but this conference is beneficial for anyone interested in historic preservation!
* Learn the latest trends and receive valuable training through a combination of educational sessions, tours and workshops.
* Gain AIA and AICP CE credits.
* Network with your fellow preservationists and professionals in the field.

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OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center seeks Public Services Unit Supervisor

Public Services Unit Supervisor: Professional Faculty / Manager-Librarian I
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Oregon State University Libraries and Press

The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University Libraries seeks a service-oriented, user-focused Public Services Unit Supervisor with a strong commitment to access to lead our public services operations. Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, the Public Services Unit Supervisor has primary responsibility for managing and coordinating all reading room and remote reference activities. In conjunction with department colleagues, this position provides effective research support, optimizes access systems, and proposes new services and workflows as appropriate.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability for and commitment to providing responsive, personable, and expert public service. The Public Services Unit Supervisor will join a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to collaboratively advancing the Center's educational and access missions. Working closely with curators and other department staff, the Supervisor interacts positively and inclusively with students, faculty, and the public, guiding users in how to find, use, and evaluate relevant resources, explaining techniques, policies, and procedures, and empowering individuals to conduct archival research. The Supervisor is a professional faculty member in the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, developing and nurturing relationships with colleagues inside and outside the library, and participate in shared governance of OSULP and OSU.

The position supervises one Library Technician 3 classified position and a rotation of student assistants with public service duties. The position mobilizes these resources and others to establish a welcoming and secure environment, data-driven operations, and public service excellence in a lively special collections environment.

For more information on position duties, qualifications, and how to apply visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr/postings/79152

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Regional Arts and Culture Council seeks Director of Advancement and Innovate Partnerships

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a Director of Advancement and Innovative Partnerships to lead the organization's efforts to raise approximately $2 million per year from individuals, foundations, businesses and government sources.

Status: Full time (40+ hours/week), Exempt
Schedule: Generally M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some events on evenings and weekends
Supervisor: Executive Director
Compensation: $70,000 to $90,000 per year
Benefits: Medical, dental, disability and life insurance, holidays, paid time off, and 401(k) retirement plan.

RACC's mission is to enrich our communities through arts and culture. We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right, a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences, and a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture and that celebrates and supports its artists and arts and cultural organizations. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit. RACC strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. Prejudice and privilege have created barriers that RACC must dismantle, systematically and strategically, until everyone in our community has equitable access to arts and culture. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility, and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All staff members are expected to contribute to RACC's mission and support RACC's core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

Position Summary:
The Director of Advancement and Innovative Partnerships serves as a key member of RACC's leadership team and an active participant in shaping RACC's future vision and strategic decisions. This role:

  *   Collaborates effectively across the organization and in the community to build and implement a fundraising plan that reflects the organization's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
  *   Supervises and supports a team of 2-3 staff (plus contractors as needed) to raise approximately $2 million year through foundations, corporate sponsorships, employee giving and grassroots fundraising campaigns, major gift strategies, special events, and other mechanisms.
  *   Harnesses the impact and marketability of RACC's program offerings to build a clear and compelling value proposition for funders.
  *   Sets the tone for best practices in donor stewardship, appreciation, and moves management.
  *   Helps the organization innovate its development practices, build new partnerships, and diversify RACC's revenue streams beyond traditional fundraising approaches.
  *   Brings passion and experience serving as a brand ambassador for RACC's mission and values.
  *   Celebrates and embodies the relationship between RACC's fundraising goals and the organization's ability to create opportunities for every Portland-area resident to participate in culture, creativity and the arts.

For more information on duties and how to apply visit https://racc.org/resources/listings/racc-opportunity-director-of-advancement/.

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Restore Oregon's 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop, Sept. 14 in Bend

On Saturday, September 14, Restore Oregon will host their annual 2019 Heritage Barn Workshop where barn owners will learn practical solutions from experts on how to maintain, rehabilitate, and adapt old barns for today's needs. Attendees will learn about the history and construction of barns as well as maintenance, stabilization, funding opportunities, and preservation. The workshop will also highlight the crucial steps toward transitioning the family farm to future generations. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to experience live hand-hewing demonstrations by David Rogers, founder and operator of Logs & Timbers, LLC, who has over 40 years experience in log building restoration.

Heritage barns are an iconic symbol of Oregon's agricultural and rural heritage. With the rapid changes in farming and ranching, diminishing resources, and loss of skilled craftspeople with knowledge of barn preservation and restoration, there is a special urgency for preservationists to partner with the agricultural community. Restore Oregon, through its Heritage Barns Task Force formed in 2011, has made it a priority to bring together the state's most well-versed experts to share their experiences and skills. We are honored to offer this opportunity to support Oregon ranchers, farmers, barn owners, barn enthusiasts, and their allies in sharing their passion for our agricultural heritage and their ability to retain and enhance its usefulness into the future.

The annual Heritage Barn Workshop will be held in Bend at the Bend Park and Recreation District's historic Hollinshead Barn. Restore Oregon has partnered with the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission to provide this exceptional educational opportunity. Space is limited, purchase your tickets today at www.retoreoregon.org<http://www.retoreoregon.org>.

Event Details:

When: Saturday, September 14 from 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $40 per ticket, includes snacks, lunch with choice of sandwich and side, and beverages
Location: Hollinshead Barn in Bend, Oregon, 1235 NE Jones Rd, Bend, OR 97701

For more information please call 503-243-1923

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Oregon Museums Association 2019 Conference open for registration!

Registration is open for OMA's 2019 Annual Conference: Finding Common Ground.
Sept. 15-19, 2019
John Day

OMA invites you to John Day, Oregon to explore this year's conference theme, Finding Common Ground. As museum professionals, we can inspire community collaboration and serve as sites for social dialogue on challenging topics and current events. We are asking participants to share stories and strategies for how we can strengthen our museums through cultural inclusion and community engagement.

Keynote Speaker - Jennifer Fang, PhD
Jennifer Fang is the Assistant Director and Manager of Programs at the Portland Chinatown History Foundation, a partnership between Chinatown community elders and academic historians to preserve and tell the overlooked history of Chinese people in the region. In December 2018, the Foundation opened the Portland Chinatown Museum. Through a broad array of exhibitions and programming related to Chinese American history and Asian American arts, the museum honors Portland Chinatown's past, celebrates its present, and helps to create its future.

Early Bird Registration (through July 31):
OMA members $75
Non-members $95

After July 31
OMA members $95
Non-members $115

Scholarships available for first time attendees!

For more information on the conference and/or to register visit https://www.oregonmuseums.org/Annual-Conference.

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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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