Individual Membership

Membership is valuable for my career

I am an Ohio Museums Association individual member because I believe in the mission of OMA to advocate, empower, and connect, and I recognize that the organization needs my support to carry out that mission."

Marcus Harshaw
OMA Individual Member

Get involved

  • Connect
    Connect with your colleagues through the Membership Directory, or find your next museum career opportunity on the OMA Job Board . (Members Only) 

  • Get Involved   
    Want to get more involved with OMA? Apply to become an Advisory member on the OMA Membership, Professional Development, or Advocacy Committee. (Members Only) 

  • Professional Development
    Take advantage of OMA's year-round professional development offerings, like workshops   , webinars and the annual conference    to help support and advance your museum career.

Trying to renew your OMA membership?

To renew your OMA membership, please log in and click on the "renew now" button on your member landing page, or in the "Membership & Participation section of your account. If you have questions about renewing your membership, please contact OMA.

Free Individual Membership Available

OMA wants to help support your museum career – even if you are between museums at the moment.

If you have lost your job or are no longer listed on your museum’s membership roster on our system due to the coronavirus pandemic, OMA is offering a free, individual membership valid through July 15, 2021.

This offer is available to new, current, and past OMA individual members.

If you are becoming an OMA member for the first time, or if you are a former or renewing OMA member, please contact Johnna McEntee at [email protected] or 614.361.5613 to activate your free individual membership due to COVID hardship (membership valid through July 15, 2021).

This offer will be active through January 1, 2021. Please contact OMA at [email protected] if you have any questions about this program.

Which type of individual membership is right for you?

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Individual Membership

Individual OMA members enjoy many benefits, including year-round professional development opportunities, our monthly newsletter, deep discounts on all OMA events and conference registrations, and more!

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Business Individual Membership

Business Individual Membership is perfect for individual vendors or museum service providers. Receive deep discounts on all OMA events, networking opportunities with Ohio museum professionals, exhibit and advertising opportunities, and more! 

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Student/Retiree Membership

Our deeply-discounted Student/Retiree Membership is offered to anyone currently attending a two- or four-year institution, and to retirees looking to stay connected to the museum world.

Interested in Institutional membership?

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Join Ohio's state-wide museum community! Our affordable Institutional Membership is based on a sliding scale, with benefits including special offers and opportunities from our museum service provider partners, access to deep discounts from OMA's worker's compensation group rating program, full individual benefits for each museum employee, and more!

Membership Benefits

Member Benefits

The Ohio Museums Association provides the following services to its individual members:

  • Year-round professional development opportunities through in-person workshops and webinars geared to the needs of Ohio's museum professionals, and the OMA Annual Conference—a multi-day event held each spring.
  • Networking opportunities with museum professionals at all stages of their careers.
  • Free Subscription to Ohio Museums Monthly.
  • Discounted Registrations to all OMA events—including all workshops, webinars and the Ohio Museums Association’s Annual Conference.
  • Access to OMA’s job and internship board—with position listings from museums across the state and region.
  • Annual All-Ohio Emerging Museum Professionals networking event.
  • Opportunities to promote your achievements or those of your institution through the annual OMA Awards Program.
  • Latest industry news and insightful leadership articles on the OMA blog.

One Point Of Care (

The Ohio Museums Association has announced One Point of Care ( as our preferred health benefits provider. OPOC can help your organization with your group health insurance needs. Through the use of the CARE Center, OPOC will help your museum Reduce Costs, Improve Benefits, Improve CARE, and put controls in place to suppress future health benefit-related costs. 

For more information, visit, or call 866.676.2871.


As an added benefit to all OMA members, the Ohio Museums Association has partnered with Gaylord to provide generous discounts on your everyday purchases!

Contact [email protected] to receive your member priority code!

  • Save 18% on Archival Supply Products
  • Save 10% on Furniture
  • 50% off Shipping on all supply orders over $200

No matter how you choose to place your order just reference your OMA Member “Contract Priority Code” and you will receive your discounted pricing and preferential freight terms.

To receive your Gaylord Contract Priority Code, email [email protected] or call 614.297.2375

Support OMA with your
tax-deductible donation!

A contribution to the Ohio Museums Association will help us continue to provide important programs and services to Ohio’s Museums.