Moro, OR– The all-volunteer, forward-looking Sherman County Historical Museum Team launched plans for 2011 and will be at work in the museum on Thursdays between 10 and 3 through April, giving Sherman County a place to preserve, tell and engage us in the stories of our past.
This group is committed to positive teamwork and management of the museum budget, care of the artifact collections, security, the volunteer program, The Museum Store, public programs, marketing and facilities.
The Collections Management Team cares for in-coming artifacts and artifacts in exhibits and in storage – paper, metal, wood, wicker and textiles. High priority is placed on preparing quilts for the new quilt storage system.
The Registrar registers, assigns and affixes numbers to each in-coming artifact and enters information in museum software. Priorities include labeling the storage shelving according to accepted museum categories and numbering artifacts.
The Exhibit Team manages artifacts ranging from quilts, tools and baby clothes to dental equipment, typewriters, uniforms and saddles. Priorities include adjusting lighting, mounting photographs, addressing safety concerns, installing a data logger to track temperature and humidity, and improving access, security and use of space.
The Museum Store Team is charged with operating a Museum Store under IRS regulations requiring the inventory to be related to the collections and educational in nature. Priorities include inventorying, planning the May 7th Twilight Tea with author Jane Kirkpatrick, attending a gift show and purchasing inventory, with the goal of earning funding to support the museum.
The Volunteer Coordinator is recruiting and scheduling Museum Hosts for the May through October season. Call Gladys 541-565-0598. Just say yes to one day a month for six months! You will make an important difference!
The Security Team is responsible for opening and closing the museum daily May through October and managing the security system. Priorities are to review the Disaster and Emergency Plan, develop a protocol for emergencies, and recruit one team member who lives in Moro.
The Museum Director supervises the management and operation of the museum and its volunteers. Priorities include staff training, scheduling, marketing the museum, administering grant projects, assisting various teams and recruiting volunteers.
The Museum Team will welcome volunteers to manage the artifact storage spaces, help with the quilt project, lead the Acquisitions Team, assist the security team, manage the Visitor Information Center, manage genealogy files, distribute museum and county brochures, work with exhibits and help with public programs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541-565-3232 or drop by the museum on a Thursday between 10 and 3 o’clock. See www.shermanmuseum.org .