• 67 people are interested

Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) School Programs Gallery Facilitator

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  • 67 people are interested


  • Welcome and orient school groups to in-gallery inquiry programs
  • Support student-driven exploration of galleries through facilitating inquiry and dialogue, in partnership with other volunteers, teachers, and museum staff. Help students make connections to their own lives through storytelling and culturally responsive education practices.
  • Using gallery resources, introduce key program concepts and model skills in support of program learning objectives
  • Attend trainings and build knowledge around facilitation strategies for student-driven inquiry, culturally responsive and anti-racist education practices, and program and relevant gallery content


  • Passionate about working with K-12 students and teachers, and helping them have fun at OMCA
  • Collaborate with other volunteers and museum staff
  • Welcoming and enthusiastic representative of OMCA, with inclusive listening and communication skills
  • Desire to learn and humility to receive feedback

Commitment to:

  • Our vision of social impact and students as changemakers
  • OMCA’s mission and values of anti-racism, collaboration, and innovation
  • Uplifting K-12 student and youth voices


  • Thur, Fri, 9 am-12 pm
  • Minimum two shifts per month

Training Requirements:

  • OMCA Volunteer Orientation
  • Museums, Facilitation, and Belonging (August 2023 dates TBD)
  • 4 week, 8-session facilitator training series (September 6-29, 2023 - every Wed & Fri)

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1000 OAK ST, OAKLAND, CA 94607, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oakland Museum of California is to inspire all Californians to create a more vibrant future for themselves and their communities.


When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplines-art, history, and natural sciences-under one roof. This progressive multidisciplinary approach was to celebrate the many facets of California. Our collections-comprising more than 1.9 million objects including seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and photographs-and our programs explore and reveal the factors that shape California character and identity, from its extraordinary natural landscapes, to successive waves of migration, to its unique culture of creativity and innovation.

OMCA has reopened its galleries after a transformation that touches almost every aspect of the 300,000 square-foot Museum and builds on the founders' original multidisciplinary and civic-minded intent by improving integration of OMCA's collections and programs, strengthening its role as a public forum, and creating new opportunities for visitor participation. The collections are animated by innovative interpretive tools and interactive features; and new gathering spaces and program areas engage visitors and encourage them to share their own perspectives, questions, and stories.

OMCA nurtures its deep ties to the community by offering many educational and outreach programs. We welcome schools, scholars, local audiences, and all visitors to participate in our events and activities and to discover their place in California's past, present, and future.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


1000 Oak StreetOakland, CA 94607



  • Exhibition Arts
  • Painting
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Storytelling


  • Kids
  • Teens


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • School program facilitators are asked for: 1. One year commitment (October to June) 2. 2-3 shifts per month 3. Attend Museums, Facilitation, & Belonging trainings: 2 Zoom sessions in August, dates TBD 4. Attend facilitator trainings
  • To have completed OMCA Volunteer Process. To get started please register on OMCA Volunteer Platform Shiftboard: https://www.shiftboard.com/museumca/

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