Membership

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Talented museum professionals, such as you, are at the very heart of the WMA.

WMA is a self-sustaining network of museum professionals – that has been impacting the museum field for 80 years. WMA brings us all together – at Annual Meetings, on-line through our community-driven blog, and through email updates and job postings – creating new and reinforcing existing networks. Strengthen the WMA community by becoming a member.

Together we make amazing things happen in the Western museum world!

The WMA offers 3 types of membership: Individual, Institutional, and Corporate.

Are you already a member? Current Members can log in here to view the WMA membership directory.


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Individual Membership

Individual members receive:

  • Discounted registration to the Annual Meeting
  • Eligibility to apply for scholarships to the Annual Meeting
  • Discount pricing on the National Comparative Museum Salary Survey
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.
  • Access to Membership Directory, listing all WMA members including Institutional and Corporate
  • Eligibility to serve the association as a board or committee member
  • Voting privileges

Individual Membership Levels

  • Patron: $100 **
  • Senior Level Professional (i.e., senior staff): $80
  • Mid-Level Professional (i.e., manager, independent consultant): $55
  • Emerging Museum Professional/Student (i.e., less than 10 years in the field): $35

** WMA’s Individual Patrons are (extra) valued members, who in choosing to support the organization at a higher level, provide additional resources that help us achieve our mission, vision, and goals.

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Institutional Membership

Institutional membership fees are determined by the number of staff members. Additional benefits for Institutional Membership include:

  • Discounted registration to the Annual Meeting for all staff, volunteers, & trustees
  • Eligibility extended to all staff to apply for scholarships to the Annual Meeting
  • Discount pricing on the National Comparative Museum Salary Survey
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.
  • Organization listed in the online Institution Directory with a link to your homepage
  • Voting privileges (1 per institution)
  • Free listings on the WMA Job Board

All staff become Associate Members of WMA, and receive:

  • Discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting
  • Eligibility to apply for scholarships to the Annual Meeting
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Institutional Membership Levels

  • Institutional Level 5 (15+ Staff): $700
  • Institutional Level 4 (11–14 Staff): $500
  • Institutional Level 3 (7–10 Staff): $300
  • Institutional Level 2 (4–6 Staff): $150
  • Institutional Level 1 (0–3 Staff): $75

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Corporate Membership

Corporate Member Level 1 (1-9 staff): $200 annually
Corporate Member Level 2 (10+ staff): $350 annually

For companies wanting to participate in the WMA community.

Corporate Members receive:

  • Discounted registration to the Annual Meeting for all staff
  • Organization listed in the online Corporate Directory with a link to your homepage
  • Eligibility to reserve a booth in the Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall
  • Free job listings on the WMA Job Board
  • Discount pricing on the National Comparative Museum Salary Survey
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.
  • Access to Membership Directory, listing all WMA members including Institutional and Corporate
  • Voting privileges (1 per company)

All staff become Associate Members of WMA, and receive:

  • Discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Corporate Patron ($500 annually)

For companies wanting a stronger connection to the WMA community.

Corporate Patrons receive:

  • Discounted registration to the Annual Meeting for all staff
  • Organization listed in the online Corporate Directory with a link to your homepage
  • Eligibility to reserve a booth in the Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall
  • 15% discount on advertising in the Annual Meeting Program and in eWestMuse
  • Complimentary placement of marketing materials on an unstaffed resource table in the Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting
  • Discount pricing on 2017 National Comparative Museum Salary Survey
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.
  • One time use of the WMA membership mailing list (Excel format)
  • Free job listings on the WMA Job Board
  • Access to Membership Directory, listing all WMA members including Institutional and Corporate
  • Voting privileges (1 per company)

All staff become Associate Members of WMA, and receive:

  • Discounted registration fees to the Annual Meeting
  • Discounted registration to Museum Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

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