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:
Individual - $25/yr
Volunteer - $15/yr
Student - $15/yr
Institutional memberships are for museums and, in addition to the Individual benefits, receive the following:
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 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:
Business - $100/yr
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.