This recruitment will be used to fill one part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) Museum Technician position for the Oregon Sea Grant Unit at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be located in Newport, Oregon.
This position provides specialized construction and maintenance services for the Oregon Sea Grant run Visitor Center at Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Located in Newport, OR, the HMSC Visitor Center attracts more than 150,000 visitors and upwards of 10,000 students annually. the 15,000 square foot facility is filled with family-friendly interactive exhibits, live animals and touch tanks, state of the art technology and is open 5 days Labor Day to Memorial Day; and 7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor Day.
This position will report to Oregon Sea Grant’s Visitor Center Manager, and will aid in the exhibition and storage of archival and exhibit objects, along the building and maintenance of the variety of displays and interactive exhibits that are housed at the HMSC Visitor Center.
Two years of general carpentry experience involving both basic construction work like framing and finish work such as cabinetry.
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSUSTANDARD 125-155-0200) as per OSUSTANDARD 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
This position will need to maneuver heavy objects, and may work with power tools, and wiring.
Will be required to transport materials for projects.
When possible it is preferable that repair and maintenance work occur while the Visitor Center is closed to the public or non-peak times. Therefore primary work hours would be between 8-10AM on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, or 8AM – 5PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.