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Become a member of Oregon's statewide network of museum professionals and supporters

Since 1978 OMA has brought Oregon’s museum professionals together to cultivate ideas, further contributions to the museum field, and support our state’s cultural organizations. Your membership helps us create a vibrant community of museums that inspire one another through connection and collaboration.

Individual / Student / Volunteer

Individual, student, and volunteer members receive the following member benefits:

  • Discount on registration fees to OMA conference and workshops
  • A vote at OMA business meetings
  • Listing in the member directory on the OMA website, including your photograph
  • Your museum photographs featured on the OMA website and promotional materials


Individual - $25/yr

Volunteer  - $15/yr

Student - $15/yr

Institutional members

Institutional memberships are for museums and, in addition to the Individual benefits, receive the following:

  • Listing in the member museums directory on the OMA website
  • Discount rate for up to five staff members (paid staff, volunteers, or board members, who need not be individual members of OMA) to OMA conference and workshops


OMA Institutional members should qualify as a museum by the definition of the International Council of Museums: "A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment."


Level 1 (annual operating budget less than $50,000) = $75

Level 2 (annual operating budget $50,000-$200,000) = $120

Level 3 (annual operating budget $200,000 and above) = $180

Business members

Business membership is for individuals or companies who do business with museums or wish to support the OMA and its activities. A Business membership receives the standard benefits and:

  • Listing in the business directory on the OMA website, including your logo or photograph
  • Discount rate for up to three staff members (paid staff or volunteers who need not be individual members of OMA) to OMA conference and workshops


Business - $100/yr

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my membership valid?

Memberships are valid for one calendar year, from January 1 through December 31. If you join in the middle of the year, your membership is still only valid until the end of the year.

Occasionally we offer specials to join OMA towards the end of the year and get the next year included in your membership.

Can I post a job on the website?

Yes, members can post jobs directly. Go to the Jobs page and click on the “Add Post” button. You can include as much or as little as you’d like, and include a link to your own website to apply for the position.

NOTE: All jobs posted on the OMA website must include salary.

How many people are bundled with my membership?

Each Institutional membership includes up to 4 museum staff  (paid staff, volunteers, or board members). There is one Administrator who manages the account and museum listing, and 3 additional members who will receive the OMA newsletter and get reduced member pricing for OMA events.

Can non-members subscribe to the OMA newsletters?

Absolutely! Sign up for our monthly newsletter and occasional updates here.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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