Talance Orme

Senior Director of People, Oakland Museum of California

Talance Orme is OMCA’s new Senior Director of People, bringing more than 25 years in senior human resources, volunteer management, and operations roles. Most recently, Talance served as Director of Training and Business Operations at The Tech Interactive (formerly The Tech Museum of Innovation) in San Jose, overseeing all aspects of the volunteer services department and managing various aspects of human resources including employee relations, recruitment strategy and implementation, onboarding, employee and volunteer orientation, benefits administration, payroll approval, and people strategies. He also served as Co-Leader of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee at The Tech and has been committed to fostering inclusive working environments and giving employees the tools to do their best work through the lens of equity and anti-racism. He is active in the museum community as a member of the program planning committee for the annual conferences of the Association of Science and Technology Center. Prior to his nine years at The Tech, Talance was the Human Resources Manager at DAJA International (a management services company) and Raging Waters Water Park.  

Talance graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Human Resources Management and has also been a volunteer in his community for many years, including as a Little League coach and leader. 


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