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. 


Exhibition Installation


  • Minimum 6 months - On-call commitment based on 6-month exhibition schedule.  
  • Hours may fall outside of normal business hours with evening and weekend availability required.


  • Assist with exhibition installation
    Duties may include: Painting, mount creation, carpentry, artefact and art installation, lighting, administration
  • Assist with exhibition take down
    Duties may include: Patching and painting walls, artefact removal, administration

Volunteers should be comfortable on step stools and some ladders

Reporting to: Exhibition Project Lead

Volunteers will be required to obtain a criminal record check 


Visitor Experiences


  • 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
  • Basic, yet confident computer skills are preferred

Reporting to: Visitor Experiences Coordinator

Volunteers will be required to obtain a criminal record check with vulnerable sector 


Special Events


  • 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 (Smart Serve certification is not mandatory, but is an asset)
  • Administrative assistance as required

Reporting to: Visitor Experiences Coordinator


Education Assistant


  • 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 

Volunteers will be required to obtain a criminal record check with vulnerable sector 




  • min. 6 months
  • min. 2 shifts per month

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and engage with museum visitors using a variety of interactive strategies to help provide a personalized visit
  • Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming exhibition content
  • Conduct independent research on art and artefacts on display
  • Facilitate interpretive activities in galleries for children and adults
  • Help the Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator to develop interactive gallery activities

Reporting to: Community and Visitor Engagement Coordinator




  • 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

Volunteers will be required to obtain a criminal record check


For more information, please contact

Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director
705-326-2159 x101


Art in Public Places Committee

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) in partnership with the City of Orillia has established an Art in Public Places Committee to provide advice and guidance to the City of Orillia on matters related to policies, projects, and procedures related to the provision and installation of public art within the community.  

The committee is seeking five (5) members with knowledge and expertise from a broad range of arts, culture, and creative disciplines.  Members of the committee must be eligible electors of the City of Orillia or in a neighbouring municipality (Townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara, and Chippewas of Rama First Nation) and will be required to take out a membership in OMAH.


Individuals interested in applying to this committee are asked to submit a letter of intent and resume. Please note that no member of the committee or member of their immediate family, during their tenure will be able to submit for public art commissions, acquisitions, or projects.  


The term for this committee is 2 years.  Meetings are anticipated to occur monthly.


The deadline for application is Friday, January 18 at 4pm. The application may be dropped off in person at OMAH (Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm) or by email.


For more information, please contact:

Ninette Gyorody

Executive Director, OMAH