University membership

Membership is valuable to your students' careers

The Ohio Museums Association is committed to connecting and empowering museum professionals at all stages of their career– including students interested in the museum, library and non-profit field. To better serve this unique group, OMA is proud to announce our University membership program.

As anyone who works with students will attest, students need concrete feedback, real-world experience, and networking opportunities to propel them into successful careers. Especially in the field of museum, library and non-profit work, these ever-important resume builders and life experiences can be the difference between a short-term, unpaid internship or the start of a fulfilling professional future. 

The Ohio Museums Association’s University membership is our way to help bridge the gap between students and professionals in their chosen field.

Let OMA help your students pursue and advance their non-profit careers. Start your OMA University membership today!

Get Involved

Trying to renew your OMA University membership?

To renew your OMA University 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.

Start your University Membership today!

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!

Complete OMA membership for your students - Based on how many students you want to serve!

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

OMA's University membership is based on the number of students you would like include. Because we know each University has a multitude of ways in which it serves its students, OMA offers the University membership at the program level. Departments have the option (based on size of program) to purchase the University membership according to their specific enrollment.

The great benefit - Your students are covered under the umbrella of the OMA University membership. That means deep discounts at all OMA events, workshops and conferences, special career opportunities, resources and more - for each enrolled (full-time) student!

Join the Ohio Museums Association's community today and start taking advantage of OMA's resources and benefits to help your university serve your students, and help your students enhance their careers!


Membership Dues

The following due scale is based on the number of students you would like your membership to serve.

 Tier 1  50 + students   $350 
 Tier 2
 25 - 49 students  $250
 Tier 3  up to 24 students  $150


Membership Benefits

University Member Benefits

The Ohio Museums Association provides the following services to its University 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 pros at all stages of their career.
  • Free Subscription to Ohio Museums Monthly – which includes a monthly email of new job postings.
  • Discounted Registrations at 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.
  • Opportunity to promote yourself and your achievements through the annual OMA Awards Program.
  • Latest industry news and thought leadership articles on the OMA blog.

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.