ONmuseums: OMA Webinar + #MuseumsConnectON

Apr 23, 2020
    Newly Added Resources: 
    Included in this issue are: 
    OMA Resources

    OMA Job Board
    Members in the News

    OMA Resources
    OMA Tuesday Webinar: 
    Federal Support Programs

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10am EST

    Presented in partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and Young Associates.

    The state of the world has changed over the past several weeks. The Federal Government is announcing new information on a daily basis and information is changing rapidly. With this never ending stream of information, we want to help you understand the announced programs and what they mean for your organization and staff. In recognition of this we are happy to present a summary of the Federal Support that is available to organizations. We will cover a brief overview of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and how these programs interact with other announced programs. We will share what we know and understand and will open up to your questions to help you understand and apply these programs to your organizations.

    Read more and register HERE.

    Webinar Recording Now Available:
    Caring for Heritage Collections during COVID-19
    "I was very impressed with how quickly CCI and the OMA pulled this together and really appreciate receiving good factual information and advice.  Much appreciated!"

    "Engaging, informative, and practical with suggestions."
    On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 the first edition of OMA Webinar Tuesdays took place, Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Irene Karsten from the Canadian Conservation Institute. The webinar recording is now available online HERE.

    You may also download the Canadian Conservation Institute Technical Note HERE. This resource is based on the questions received from collections professionals in various countries and types of institutions.

    OMA Webinar Tuesdays are scheduled for Tuesday at 10am. Topics will be announced on the ONmuseums weekly newsletter, and visible on the OMA events calendar.
    #MuseumsConnectON Member Check-ins
    Wednesday, April 29 at 10am EST

    Every Wednesday at 10am

    Are you missing your museum colleagues? Join the OMA every Wednesday morning for an informal chat and update. Every week there will be a brief presentation from OMA staff on a theme followed by an open discussion. This is an opportunity for you to connect with the OMA and with your colleagues across the province.

    Meeting #2 – Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 10am

    Member Check-ins will be held in Zoom Meetings.

    • Register in advance for Meeting #2: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAodeGhqzgtGtXpNnLHdIhv63SYW8G9S26X
    • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    • Note: if you do not have a reliable internet connection, you can join by phone (cellular or landline) to hear and participate in the conversation.

    While museums are closed to ensure social distancing in the face of COVID-19 they are actively engaging audiences online!

    The OMA invites its institutional members to join the #MuseumFromHome campaign on the Discover Ontario Museums website to highlight the activities available from home for teachers, school kids, families and museum lovers alike.

    Museums can be featured on the #MuseumFromHome page by updating their What's On events and tagging them with the campaign. For an instruction guide, please email membership@museumsontario.ca.

    An Institutional membership includes a public listing on the Discover Ontario Museums website– accessed by approximately 6,000 unique visitors a month, with 60% from the US or abroad directed from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport website. 

    Join the OMA or renew your Institutional membership to showcase what your museum has to offer!

    POSTPONED: CMS: Artifacts


    April 21, 2020: In light of the global pandemic of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone the Artifacts Certificate in Museum Studies course originally scheduled for June 17-19, 2020 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. We are acting in line with directives and recommendations of public health and government authorities. The health and safety of our members, communities, and staff are of the utmost importance, and we wish to exercise caution and prevent the spread of the virus.

    Email pd@museumsontario.ca if you have any questions.

    External Resources

    #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

    More information HERE.
    #GivingTuesdayNow: Tips on How to Create a Successful Digital Campaign Fast

    What is #GivingTuesdayNow
    The biggest appeal of #GivingTuesdayNow is the opportunity for donors to be part of a global movement. Make sure you’re telling your audience about the event, what it means and why it’s important.
    • When: Tuesday, May 5th
    • What: A global movement of giving and generosity
    • Why: Emergency response to COVID-19 and the unprecedented need it has created
    Read more HERE.
    Fundraising 101: Are You Keeping up with the Digital Revolution?
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Join Canada Helps as they share digital knowledge and best practices accumulated from working with tens of thousands of Canadian charities. They will offer you a glimpse of the state of giving in Canada and how to implement digital strategies to succeed with online fundraising.

    As we navigate COVID-19, this workshop will also include relevant information as it relates to:
    • The Giving Landscape since the pandemic began- what changes have we seen
    • Should we be fundraising now? 
    • Communicating with donors during Covid-19
    • Transitioning in person events and peer to peer fundraisers to a completely virtual experience & sharing innovative examples we have seen thus far. 
    Read more and register HERE.
    Federal Funding Update
    Prime Minister Announces $500million for Heritage and Culture

    The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadian businesses and organizations keep their doors open, keep their employees on the payroll, and recover quickly when Canada bounces back from this crisis.

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced new actions to protect Canadian jobs and provide more support to businesses and organizations dealing with the economic impacts of COVID-19:

    • $500 million to establish a COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations to help address the financial needs of affected organizations within these sectors so they can continue to support artists and athletes. This measure is consistent with the government’s other existing COVID-19 support measures for wages and fixed costs for organizations.

    Read more in the press release HERE.

    Media Coverage
    Trudeau commits $500 million to arts, culture and sports sectors affected by COVID-19 - CP24

    Prime Minister announces $500million for Heritage and Culture The Globe and Mail
    Impact on Canadian Economy and Consumer Sentiment - Information from Destination Ontario.

    In order to understand the consumer mindset and to inform marketing recovery strategies, Destination Ontario has access to various confidential and publicly available economic and public attitude and behaviour research studies. The core of the information is from economic models and consumer sentiment research studies that are structured to better understand when and where to re-engage visitors to think about travelling and with what messaging. It contains information on forecasted economic outcomes, a micro-economic outlook, a travel outlook and media consumption information.

    Information as of April 7, 2020 HERE.

    Information as of April 15, 2020 HERE.

    CMA Strategic Planning: Community Engagement Survey

    Open until April 24, 2020

    The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is in a time of transition and is distributing a Community Engagement Survey as part of its 3-year strategic planning process to determine how it can best attract and serve its constituents. We invite you to share your opinions on the CMA and its work in supporting museums and professionals in the sector throughout Canada. The survey should take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete. It will close on Friday, April 24, 2020.

    This survey is being independently administered and tabulated by Arts Consulting Group Canada.

    Respondents who complete the survey and provide their contact information by April 24, 2020 will be entered in a draw to receive one of five complimentary registrations to the next CMA Conference.

    Complete the survey HERE.

    OMA Job Board
    Interpretation Officer / Agent(e) d’interprétation
    Library of Parliament / Bibliothèque du Parlement

    Interpretation officers work in a dynamic team environment and serve as the public face of Parliament. They are responsible for conceiving and delivering high-quality guided tours of the Canadian Parliament; for recruiting, training, mentoring, managing and evaluating the work of a team of parliamentary guides; and for coordinating daily tour schedules.

    Deadline: Applications to this job process are accepted on a on-going basis. 

    Read more and apply HERE.

    Project Manager
    Canadian Museum of Architecture
    Part-time Contract

    The project manager’s role is to organize the development and construction of exhibits with an opportunity to introduce creative ideas for displays. Insofar as the Museum is an incipient organization, assistance with research and general tasks will also be required.

    Deadline: May 15, 2020

    Read more and apply HERE.

    Specialist, Heritage Programming
    City of Ottawa
    Part-time Continuous

    The Heritage Programming Specialist is responsible for interpretive and educational program development as well as delivery at the City of Ottawa's historic sites and museums. Responsible for ongoing work on heritage projects, including preparation and coordination of heritage programming materials and supplies. Responsible for historical research for educational and promotional use. Works with the Education and Interpretation Programs Officers to develop and deliver heritage programming to Museum users. Receives and directs visitors, answers public inquiries (such as genealogy research and questions related to the site's history) and dispenses public information. Performs reception and clerical duties as needed including program bookings, mailings, reservations and confirmations.

    Deadline: May 18, 2020

    Read more and apply HERE.

     Ontario Museum Jobs
    To access all OMA Job Board Listings, CLICK HERE

    The OMA features job listings from the online submissions received through our website. To submit a listing for an open position at your institution, CLICK HERE!
    Members in the News 
    Museum of Northern History new exhibition calls for community art
    National Gallery of Canada announces Sobey Art Foundation prize distribution

    Art Gallery of Hamilton launches AGH at Home
    Wellington County Museum and Archives collecting personal COVID-19 experiences
    The OMA has prepared a dedicated webpage of COVID-19 communications and resources, updated as new information and resources become available.
    Read more HERE.
    The OMA Welcomes Your Support

    The OMA is committed to ensuring the stabilization of the sector, and working together with you and the government. Your support at this time is vital as it helps us support all Ontario museums. We invite you to Join or Renew your membership. 

    Please also consider making a donation to the OMA HERE.

    An OMA membership connects you with our network of over 1000 members, representing 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites across the province. In addition, an OMA membership provides you with the latest news via ONmuseums and eNews alertsCOVID-19 resources to mitigate impact for Ontario museums, galleries and heritage sites, as well as resources for International Museum Day and May is Museum Month/Mai, Mois des Musées. 
    Please also consult the Resources section of the OMA website HERE. 
    We're Here to Help!

    For all questions or inquiries please contact the OMA: community@museumsontario.ca or call 416-348-8672 / 1-866-662-8672.

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    Executive Director
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