Institutional membership

Membership is valuable to my organization

The Massillon Museum values services offered by the Ohio Museums Association to engage its staff with the statewide museum community, reinforce best practices, and access opportunities for professional development. In addition, OMA membership has increased visibility for the Massillon Museum through exposure at the Visual Communications Awards.

Personalized experiences provided by a statewide museum association are invaluable, and the OMA is recognized on a national level for its engagement in advocacy. 

While OMA represents the best interests of all Ohio museums, it provides a network for its members that has been instrumental in helping promote new job opportunities, and share resources that our museum wouldn’t have known about otherwise. "

Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director
Massillon Museum

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To renew your OMA institutional membership, please have your Group Member Administrator 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 your group member administrator, or renewing your membership, please contact OMA.

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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!

Complete OMA membership - Based on your budget!

The Ohio Museums Association knows that museums come in all shapes and sizes - and every museum deserves the great benefits, discounts and money-saving partnerships that come as part of each OMA membership.

OMA's institutional membership is based on a sliding scale so that every Ohio museum can get all benefits and resources that come with OMA membership at an affordable price.

And, as an added benefit, all employees of OMA institutional members are covered under their museum's membership. That means deep discounts at all OMA events, workshops and conferences, special opportunities, career resources and more - for each employee of our institutional members!

 Join the Ohio Museums Association's institutional community today and start taking advantage of OMA's resources and benefits to help your museum advance your mission, and help your museum employees enhance their careers!

Membership Dues

The following due scale is based on the annual operating budget of the member museum.

 Level 1  Budgets under $50,000   $60 
 Level 2
 $50,000-$249,000   $120
 Level 3  $250,000-$499,999  $240
 Level 4  $500,000-$999,999  $360
 Level 5  $1 million-$5 million  $480
 Level 6  Budgets over $5 million  $600

Membership Benefits

Institutional Member Benefits

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

  • Professional Development and Networking Opportunities through participation in our workshops and annual conference
  • Discounted Registrations, Advertising and Exhibit Hall space for the Association’s Annual Conference
  • A forum for free publicity for events in the newsletter and magazine
  • Free listing of job openings in the newsletter and web site
  • Free web site link and listing on the OMA member directory
  • Access to Workers’ Compensation Group Rating providing discounts in annual BWC fees
  • Generous Discounts through supplier, Gaylord
  • Access to members-only offers on merchant services through our partners, Piggyback App, Proficio Elements, and Artwork Archive

CompManagement, Inc.

OMA offers access to Workers' Compensation Rating Group providing deep discounts in annual fees through our third party administrator CompManagement, Inc. For more information contact:

Kathy Redmond
Manager, Client Services
CompManagement, Inc.
PO Box 884
Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.376.5409
Email: [email protected]

Gaylord Archival

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's priority code!

  • Save 18% on Archival Supplies
  • 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

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.

Piggyback App

Piggyback’s mission is to make culture mobile – and as the mobile partner of the Ohio Museums Association, Piggyback wants to make it easy for OMA members to take advantage of their mobile platform.

All OMA members can receive 20% off Piggyback’s Premium Service Plan (only $960 a year after discount). As an added bonus, Piggyback will also waive the first-year setup fee of $200! That’s a total of $440 in savings, just for being an OMA member!

Learn more about Piggyback and start your service by visiting

Re: discovery Software, Inc.

As an added benefit to all OMA members, Re: discovery Software, Inc. is proud to offer all Ohio Museums Association members a 10% discount on licensing, and 3 FREE months of Proficio Cloud hosting. Be sure to share your OMA membership affiliation with Re: discovery to receive your member discount!

With a Proficio Elements, The Small Museum Software, collections management system you will find your daily tasks are simplified, whether its data entry, updating, searching, reporting, or researching on your objects or archives. You can also use our Web Module to share the collection online! We are more than just a Collection Management Software company. We are a team of museum and archives professionals and top-notch software engineers. Your system will be supported and upgraded. Seamless conversions and Cloud hosting are available.

Artwork Archive

The Ohio Museums Association has partnered with Artwork Archive to provide our members with great resources and special opportunities. All OMA members will get a 20% lifetime discount on all software and products when they sign up for an Artwork Account at:

To learn more, or for any questions about Artwork Archive, please contact Elysian Koglmeier, Head of Growth, at [email protected] or 978.290.2732. 

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