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About the Alliance

Founded in 1906, the American Alliance of Museums (the Alliance) is the largest cultural organization representing the museum industry. We serve over 21,000 members, including museum professionals, trustees, independent professionals and the full range of museums--art, history, science, natural history, military, maritime and children's museums as well as aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens and historic sites.

Our office is located just two blocks from the White House in downtown Washington DC, across from the McPherson Square Metro Station. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

Our Employees

Creative. Resourceful. Collaborative. The Alliance carries out its mission of providing leadership to the museum community through the dedicated efforts of our talented staff. We are always looking for service-oriented individuals in a variety of disciplines to join our team. We often recruit candidates experienced in association management, meeting planning, membership, administration, research, writing and editing, and museum operations.

Employee Benefits

We offer a full array of benefits including:
  • Friendly work environment
  • Medical & Dental Plan (100% of employee premium paid by the Alliance)
  • Flexible Spending Account (medical expenses & dependent care)
  • Life & AD&D, Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 403(b) Tax-deferred annuity plan
  • Prepaid Legal Service
  • Pre-Tax Commuting Benefits
  • Voluntary Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • 11 Paid Holidays Each Year
  • 2 Personal Days Each Year
  • Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Fitness Center & Access to Rooftop Terrace On-Site
  • Alliance Membership

Current Employment Opportunities

Program Officer: Museum Assessment Program (MAP)

Help the American Alliance of Museums champion standards and nurture excellence by joining our Excellence Programs team. We are looking for a passionate museum professional to be part of the administration, delivery and on-going development of the Museum Assessment Program. The primary role of the MAP program officer position is to act as the “case manager” for approximately 60–70 museums going through Museum Assessment process at any given time. This position manages the timely, effective and efficient progress of institutions and the site visit reviewers through the entire process: from reviewing applications, assigning a site visit team, assessing the site visit report, doing post-review engagement, and providing other guidance and training. The position also provides some support for AAM’s Information Center by answering inquires and managing sample documents.

Minimum qualifications: B.A. and at least 3 years professional, practical experience with museum operations, issues and standards/practices. The successful candidate is someone able to: see the big picture while also being highly detail-oriented; qualitatively analyze large amounts of information; apply theory to practice; communicate with poise, professionalism, diplomacy and discretion; think and act strategically and creatively, as well as tactically. The successful candidate will also have: demonstrated experience in managing complex programs/processes; excellent analytic, critical thinking and organizational skills; strong computer skills (Microsoft Office; databases); superior communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, citing "MAP Program Officer" in the subject line. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

The American Alliance of Museums is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, marital status or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment at the Alliance, including but not limited to recruitment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and development, access to facilities, discipline, separation of employment, and other terms and conditions of employment.