A group of MacLaren Art Centre volunteers outside on the Gallery's courtyard patio

VOLUNTEER

 

 

OMAH LOVES ITS VOLUNTEERS!

When you volunteer at OMAH, you join a special 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 OMAH Shop purchases, letters of reference and records of volunteer hours. Vulnerable sector screening checks are required.

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Check out the different volunteer opportunities below and then fill out the Volunteer Application Form.  

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EXHIBITION INSTALLATION

Responsibilities:

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

Volunteers should be comfortable on step stools and some ladders

Reporting to: Exhibition Project Lead

VISITOR EXPERIENCES/GALLERY GREETER

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome visitors
  • Inform visitors about exhibitions and OMAH programmes (membership, education) 
  • Basic administrative duties

Reporting to: Administrative Assistant

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with setup, greeting and registration
  • Food and beverage service (Smart Serve certification is not mandatory, but is an asset)
  • Event planning

Reporting to: Administrative Assistant

STUDIO ASSISTANT

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: Programming team

 

DOCENT

GALLERY GUIDE/DOCENT

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 Programming team to develop interactive gallery activities

Reporting to: Administrative Assistant

 

RESEARCH

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: History Program Coordinator

 

COLLECTIONS

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Entering information into the database
  • Cataloguing
  • Organizing and re-housing reference material
  • Photographing artifacts

Reporting: Executive Director

OMAH COMMITTEES

OMAH has a number of committees that contribute to the overall operation of our organization.  Click here to learn about each committee and their function within the OMAH community.

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30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V5A9
+1 (705) 326-2159

Open Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 11am – 4pm

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Land Acknowledgement

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.