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. Vulnerable sector screening check may be required. 

Roles and Opportunities:

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

 

Administrative Support

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Record keeping, data entry
  • Scanning
  • Basic administrative duties

Reporting to: Administrative Assistant

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: Executive Director

Collections

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Reporting: Executive Director

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: Executive Director

Exhibition Installation

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

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

 

For more information, please contact

Monica Szegvary, Administrative Assistant
705-326-2159