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 viistors
  • 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


Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Reporting: Executive Director


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


  • 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



Call for new members:

OMAH logo  City of Orillia logo


The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH), in partnership with the City of Orillia established an Art in Public Places Committee in 2018.  The committee provides 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 two (2) members with knowledge and expertise from a broad range of arts, culture, and creative disciplines.  One of the members should be a practicing artist.  Other disciplines may include, but are not limited to: 


·        Art History

·        Community Builder

·        Civil Engineer

·        Curator

·        Design Professional

·        Heritage Research or Planning

·        Landscape Architect

·        Local Indigenous Art, Culture and Heritage

·        Urban Planning or Development


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 become a member of 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 two (2) years.  Meetings occur monthly.


The deadline for application is Friday, November 6, 2020. The application must be submitted by email.


For more information, please contact:

Ninette Gyorody

Executive Director, OMAH




For more information, please contact

Monica Szegvary, Administrative Assistant