Volunteer

OMAH loves its Volunteers!

When you volunteer at OMAH, you join a group of people who share a passion for culture and our community. In addition to the opportunity to work with a highly committed team of staff and volunteers in a stimulating workplace, some of the benefits of volunteering at OMAH include:

Orientation and training for all volunteer positions – both on the job and through workshop opportunities, development of employment-related skills, discounts on Museum Shop purchases, letters of reference and records of volunteer hours. Without volunteers, OMAH would disappear. 

Youth Volunteers

Attention high school students including grade eight graduates!

We have a variety of youth volunteer opportunities to help you earn your Community Service Hours, including joining our Youth Arts Club.

Please email Lynsey Ormerod, Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator for more information.

 

 

Visitor Experiences

Commitment:

  • min. 6 months
  • 1 shift per week preferred (3hours)
  • Mon-Sat, Sun 1-4pm
  • Shifts run 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain understanding of exhibition content, respond to inquiries
  • Process sales transactions
  • Assist in upkeep of shop and displays
  • Administrative assistance as required

Reporting to: Visitor Experiences Coordinator

Special Events

Commitment:

  • depending on planning
  • On-call position
  • Special events may include exhibition openings, sidewalk sales, community events, etc.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with setup, greeting and registration
  • Food and beverage service
  • Administrative assistance as required

Reporting to: Executive Director

Education Assistant

Commitment:

  • min. 6 months
  • On-call position
  • Scheduled times may include Fridays, PD days, weekends march break, winter and summer camps

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Greet families, children and students
  • Assist instructor with setup and striking of studio materials
  • Assist students (children) with art-making 
  • Supervise children indoors and outdoors
  • Organize activities for break times

Reporting to: Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator 

Docent

Commitment:

  • min. 6 months
  • On-call position

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain comprehensive understanding of exhibition content
  • Develop age and need-appropriate tour strategies
  • Use inquiry, discussion and other interactive strategies to help visitors make personal connections with exhibited materials
  • Independent reading and research

Reporting to: Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator 

Research

Commitment:

  • min. 6months
  • 1shift per week preferred (minimum 4 hours/week)
  • Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Gain familiarity with collection
  • Assist visitors with research resources
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Occasional independent research administrative assistance as required

Reporting: Collections Registrar

 

For more information, please contact

Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director
705-326-2159 x101