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Museum

Museum Membership includes institutions of all sizes and focus located in the Commonwealth of Virginia and District of Columbia and is based on organizational budget. If you work for a museum that falls under a larger parent organization, check to see if your "parent" has a membership you can benefit from before you sign up.

Member Benefits:

Museum membership includes full VAM membership benefits for every staff person, volunteer, and board members affiliated with your institution. Everyone at your museum has free or discounted access to:

  • Free job postings on VAM's Career Center Job Board ($30-$60 value per posting)
  • Use of VAM logo to show your affiliation and support of our dynamic museum community *per request
  • Invitation to Virginia Museum Advocacy Day and AAM's Museums Advocacy Day plus receipt of legislative alerts
  • Opportunity for institution to participate in Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program
  • Receipt of VAM Voice quarterly museum news magazine
  • Discounts for staff and volunteers on registration fees to VAM programs, such as annual conference and workshops
  • Invitations to member-only networking events, such as MeetUps and Happy Hours
  • Opportunity for staff to participate in the Virginia Certificate in Museum Management program
  • Receipt of VAM email communications, such as monthly Enews
  • Career support for staff and volunteers, such as resume reviews

Plus, through our affiliate programs you or your staff and volunteers can also access:

  • Banking services through Langley Federal Credit Union
  • Accounting and other financial services through RealTime Accounting
  • Free content on the Virginia’s Museums tourism app through VAMONDE

Annual Dues: Based on Operating Budget

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Individual

This membership is designed for those who are interested in the museum field but do not have a membership through their museum or choose to support VAM through their dues.

Member Benefits:

Individual membership in VAM is the best investment you can make in your museum career. Not only does membership offer access to the largest state museum association in the country, it's a great value! (A downloadable form is available if you prefer to join with a check.) The following are benefits for individual members of VAM:

  • Discounts to annual conference and workshops
  • Access to VAM's online Career Center
  • Receipt of VAM email communications including monthly ENews
  • Access to the VAM Voice member news magazine and online member-only resources
  • Eligibility to apply for conference scholarships and volunteer opportunities
  • Eligibility to serve on VAM committees and the governing council
  • Invitations to VAM networking events including MeetUps & Happy Hours
  • Opportunity to get your resume reviewed or conduct mock interview with a VAM representative
  • Access to advocacy alerts and invitations to statewide and national advocacy events
  • Access to affinity programs, such as banking services
  • Access to our Members in Transition Program

Annual Dues: $45

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Business

Business members enjoy a variety of benefits that help put them front and center with the Virginia museum community.

Member Benefits:

  • Listing in VAM online Member Directory, including opportunity to list special offers
  • Individual benefits for two company representatives
  • Discount on registration fees for programs
  • Invitations to special members-only events and networking mixers such as MeetUps & Happy Hours
  • Opportunity to share company news in VAM Enews
  • Member-only rates on VAM Forum E-newsletter sponsorships and VAM Voice member news magazine advertisements*
  • $150 discount on VAM Annual Conference Exhibit Booth (regular price = $700)

* New Business Members receive a one-time, buy-one-get-one deal on VAM Enews Sponsorship, includes ad with logo placement and link to company website (regular member price / month = $100).

Annual Dues: $175

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Business PLUS

This is our upper level membership category for businesses interested in being a part of the Virginia museum community, and reaching our members. Business Plus membership in VAM is for the larger business interested in being featured in multiple ways in the Virginia and DC museum community.

Member Benefits:

  • Listing in VAM online Member Directory, including opportunity to list special offers
  • One-month free sponsorship of VAM Enews, includes ad with logo placement (regular member price = $100), plus members-only rates on additional enewsletter sponsorship
  • Free ¼ page advertisement in one online edition of the VAM Voice News Magazine (regular price = $100), plus member-only rates on additional VAM Voice member news magazine advertisements
  • $150 discount on VAM Annual Conference Exhibit Booth (regular price = $700)
  • One (1) Free Full Registration to VAM Annual Conference (regular member price = $250) for use by employee or museum client.
  • Free copy of VAM Membership Mailing List (Excel) (regular price = $80)
  • Discount on registration fees for programs, such as annual conference and workshop
  • Invitations to special members-only events and networking mixers, such as MeetUps & Happy Hours
  • Opportunity to share company news in VAM Enews

Annual Dues: $650

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Benefactor

Our Benefactor Members are truly the standard-bearers of our community, choosing to "pay it forward" and contributing to the profession through a higher-level of support for VAM. It is this type of extra support that allows us to offer free memberships to students.  A downloadable form is available if you prefer to join with a check.

Member Benefits:

  • Discount on registration fees with an added discount on the Annual Conference
  • Access to VAM's online Career Center
  • Access to the VAM Voice member news magazine and VAM White Papers
  • Eligibility for VAM conference scholarships, volunteer opportunities, as well as opportunities to serve on committees and the governing council
  • Invitations to VAM networking events and invitation to annual Council Reception
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Opportunity to get your resume reviewed or conduct mock interview with a VAM representative, and opportunity to take advantage of our Members in Transition programs

Annual Dues: $150

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Consultant

The Consultant Membership is designed for small business owners and consultants who would like to engage with the Virginia museum community and advertise their business or services with VAM members.

Member Benefits:

Consultant level membership is perfect for the small business looking for a presence in the Virginia museum community. Consultants enjoy the following benefits of membership:

  • Listing in VAM online Member Directory, including opportunity to list special offers
  • Eligible to participate on VAM committees or as a speaker at programs
  • Receive discount on registration fees for programs
  • Invitations to special members-only events and networking mixers including MeetUps & Happy Hours
  • Opportunity to share company news via VAM Enews
  • Member-only rates on VAM Forum E-newsletter sponsorships and VAM Voice member news magazine advertisements*

* New Consultant Members receive a one-time buy-one-get-one deal on VAM E-news Sponsorship, includes ad with logo placement and link to company website (regular member price per month = $100).

Annual Dues: $125

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Student

VAM is proud to help nurture professionalism in the museum field by offering free membership to all full-time students.

Member Benefits:

  • Discounts on registration to VAM programs, such as annual conference and workshops
  • Receipt of VAM email communications including monthly ENews
  • Access to the VAM Voice member news magazine and online member-only resources
  • Eligibility to apply for conference scholarships and volunteer opportunities
  • Invitations to VAM networking events, such as MeetUps & Happy Hours
  • Access to advocacy alerts and invitations to statewide and national advocacy events

Annual Dues: There is no fee, but students must provide a picture of their student id, and their anticipated graduation date, which is used as their expiration date.

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Leadership

Leadership Members have taken a step beyond traditional museum membership support by demonstrating their organization's commitment to the Virginia museum community. Our Leadership members pay it forward by allowing VAM to continue offering opportunities such as free student membership to any interested student. To show our appreciation, VAM will recognize its Leadership members on our website, in our annual report, and at our annual conference.

Member Benefits:

As a Leadership Member, you will be providing professional development, career services, and professional resources for everyone associated with your museum simply by maintaining one membership:

  • Recognition on VAM website, annual report, and at annual conference
  • Free job postings on VAM's Career Center Job Board ($30-$60 value per posting)
  • Use of VAM logo to show your affiliation and support of our dynamic museum community
  • Invitation to Virginia Museum Advocacy Day and AAM's Museums Advocacy Day plus receipt of legislative alerts
  • Opportunity to participate in Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program
  • Receipt of VAM Voice quarterly museum news magazine
  • Discounts for staff and volunteers on registration fees to VAM programs, such as annual conference and workshops
  • Opportunity for staff to participate in the Virginia Certificate in Museum Management program
  • Receipt of VAM email communications, such as monthly Enews
  • Career support for staff and volunteers such as resume reviews

Plus, through our affiliate programs you or your staff and volunteers can also access:

  • Banking services through Langley Federal Credit Union
  • Accounting and other financial services through RealTime Accounting
  • Free content on the Virginia’s Museums tourism app through VAMONDE

Annual Dues: $2,500

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