Choose the membership that's right for you!

The Ohio Museums Association offers membership in four different categories to tailor your membership experience to best meet your needs.

Individual OMA membership is also divided into three different categories to better accommodate the needs of our individual members: Individual, Student/Retiree and Business. To learn more about Individual membership and all of the benefits given to each individual member, click here.

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! To learn more about Institutional membership, click here.

Join Ohio's state-wide museum community to better connect your students! Our affordable University membership is available at three different price-points to fit the unique needs of your program and the students you serve. Your students will be covered under full OMA member benefits including discounts to year-round professional development opportunities, connections to Ohio's state-wide Emerging Museum Professionals network, access to the OMA job board, internships and volunteer opportunities across the state, and more! To learn more about University membership, click here.

Join the Ohio Museums Association's business community today and start taking advantage of OMA's resources and benefits to help get your company's name and services in front of OMA's statewide network of museums! OMA's Business membership is based on a sliding scale so that your company can get all benefits and resources that come with OMA membership at an affordable price. To learn more about Business membership, click here.

Member Benefits

Along with the great benefits outlined with the IndividualInstitutional, Business and University memberships are several other OMA Members Only opportunities.

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: 614.760.2409
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]ry.org 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

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.

TAH Benefits

The Ohio Museums Association has endorsed TAH Benefits (formerly Tabit, Arganbright and Hazelbaker) as our preferred insurance representatives. Both individual and group health insurance programs are available through TAH. For more information contact:

TAH Benefits
5007 Pine Creek Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 800.237.2333
Fax: 888.284.1529
www.tahbenefits.com
E-mail: [email protected]

Thrive Payments

Ohio Museums Association and Thrive Payments have partnered to help member museums of all sizes improve the efficiency and security of their payment acceptance activities.

Thrive Payments (formerly Odyssey Merchant Services) is a U.S.-based merchant services provider specializing in providing credit card processing solutions to museums across the country. The OMA/Thrive partnership has resulted in a special offer specifically for our members:

  • One-on-one designated customer service and technical support specialist for each OMA member museum
  • Complimentary pricing analysis including transparent and fair pricing based on museum activity; no “canned” pricing grid
  • No termination fee
  • No contract term
  • No annual PCI compliance fee
  • Free 30-minute IT consult for PCI Compliance Security, when applicable
  • 1 free mobile account (excluding applicable ongoing transaction costs)
  • EMV Chip liability shift review; including strategy to protect museum against negative impact
  • Monthly donation to the Ohio Museums Association by Thrive based on active business

Not only does this partnership provide OMA members the opportunity to improve efficiency of their existing merchant services program, decrease cost, and increase data security but every member processing through Thrive Payments will also indirectly support OMA.

Each month, Thrive Payments will make a contribution to OMA based on active business. As such, processing with Thrive Payments assists the Ohio Museums Association in better serving our members, at no additional cost to the member museum.

There is no obligation to our members, but most museums find a financial review to be an enlightening and beneficial tool! Learn more about Thrive Payments at www.thrivepay.us  or contact Cassie Amos, National Sales Executive, directly at [email protected] or 781.756.8305 for your complimentary consultation and pricing analysis.

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