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. 

 

 

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
  • Basic, yet confident computer skills are preferred

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

Reporting to: Visitor Experiences Coordinator

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