The Chehalem Cultural Center is seeking a strong, dynamic leader and effective manager to serve as its Executive Director. Twenty-five miles southwest of Portland, this vibrant regional nonprofit located in the heart of Oregon’s premier wine country is well positioned to claim its role as a jewel in one of the nation’s most livable areas. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled leader with a passion for the arts to connect community and culture.

Salary: $65,000 - $72,000
Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm PST on Friday, July 14, 2017.
Start Date: TBD

The Chehalem Cultural Center will confirm receipt of all applications, which must include:

1. Maximum two-page cover letter that addresses the following:

  • Why you are interested in this position
  • How your skills and background correspond with needs identified in the job description
  • How you would approach the challenges attendant to working as the Executive Director for this organization

2. Resumé

3. A list of five references including name, title, address and phone number (references will be contacted for finalist only)

Incomplete applications may not be considered.



The Chehalem Cultural Center seeks a seasoned, focused, and highly professional full-time Development Director, responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies that meet operational, program, and capital campaign objectives for the organization.

Salary: $63,000
Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
Start Date: May 15, 2017

ARTS EDUCATORS, Part-Time & Seasonal


The Chehalem Cultural Center encourages Arts Educators to join our dedicated team of Art Camp Instructors. Each year, we look for creative, fun, compassionate, reliable teachers to help inspire our campers to create music, drawings, paintings, sculptures, writing, dance and more. The camps' small staff is tasked with a big job, so each educator is relied upon to be a leader and team-player, creative thinker, and independent problem solver. For more information about the responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures please read the full job description posted below.

Starting Salary Range: DOE
For current instructor opportunities please email Education Coordinator Jessi Rich 


Our mission is to inspire and enrich lives by connecting community and culture. We celebrate the arts, heritage, education and community. We preserve and strengthen Oregon’s rural identity by exploring and highlighting the intersection of agriculture and the arts through annual cultural festivals, and we expand our community horizons by bringing global cultures home.

With world-class exhibition galleries, a state-of-the-arts ceramics studio, arts classrooms, music and recording studios, a black box theater and a grand ballroom, the Chehalem Cultural Center is an all-in-one arts and culture facility. Year round programming includes art and historical exhibitions, dynamic and colorful free cultural events, lectures and discussions, workshops and classes in various arts mediums for adults and children, and an array of live theater and music performances.