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 30,000 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 currently located at 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005 Arlington, VA 22202
(near the Crystal City Metro Station). We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
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.
We offer a full array of benefits including:
- Friendly work environment
- Medical & Dental Plan (Generous portion 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
- 8 Paid Holidays plus the office closes during the last week of the year
- 2 Personal days each year
- Vacation & Sick Leave
- Alliance Membership
Current Employment Opportunities
The American Alliance of Museums seeks a highly motivated meetings professional with top-notch communication and project management skills to join our meetings team. Apply your experience working with a variety of venues such as hotels, convention and conference centers to create a world class event for the largest gathering of museum professionals in the country.
Assistant Director, Meetings & Events
The Assistant Director of Meetings & Events will manage the successful logistical and fiscal management of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo with an average attendance of 4-6K attendees. The Assistant Director of Meetings & Events will manage event logistics for the annual Museums Advocacy Day (MAD) program and collaborate with AAM’s Director of Meetings & Events to develop and implement and/or execute new meeting products, services and platforms.
Ideal candidate has 5-7 years managing logistics for large-scale and complex meetings and events; firm understanding of meeting and event industry contract issues and strong negotiation skills; experience with session development and program planning; is adept at working in Microsoft suite, various database systems and on various social media platforms; possesses a personal commitment to delivering the highest internal and external customer service. Requires a degree from a 4 year institution; CMP designation is preferred
The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, represents all types of museums - art, history, science, and more – and works to support museums in their role as educational providers, community anchors, and stewards of our national heritage. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org, citing "Meetings" in the subject line. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace. Principals only please.
Senior Director, Integrated Content
Bring your demonstrated expertise in information management, content development and content deployment frameworks to work with the American Alliance of Museums in an exciting new position. The Alliance’s new strategic plan calls for a comprehensive program of rich professional resources which will comprise the core of AAM’s individual and museum membership offerings. To that end, AAM seeks a Senior Director of Integrated Content to lead the vision and implementation of this program.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of emerging trends in digital humanities and other content-rich environments and keen entrepreneurial instincts. S/he will work with Alliance leadership and subject matter experts to develop and implement a holistic, enterprise-wide approach to the creation, management and distribution of educational content across channels (website, webcasts, print, face-to-face meetings and social media) in support of the AAM’s mission and strategic goals.
Leading a staff of four, the Senior Director will work closely with the Director of Communications to distribute timely and relevant content that resonates with target audiences. S/he will collaborate with the Development Office in preparing grant and sponsorship proposals and reports, and will serve as the primary liaison to the Alliance’s 22 Professional Networks to leverage their expertise. The Senior Director will also collaborate externally with national, regional and state museum associations and others to aggregate and curate relevant digital content.
Requires 7+ years’ experience in project/information management, and multi-channel content development and deployment; demonstrated expertise in technology infrastructures that support content development and delivery; digital asset management; fluency in web analytics and program evaluation tools. Must be able to think at a high strategic level while also managing details and taking a hands-on approach when needed. B.A., in information technology, library & information science, English, communications or related field required; graduate degree preferred.
The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and works to build a field that includes dynamic individuals, institutions and communities. With a budget of $10M, the Alliance provides leadership, advocacy and service to its membership and the field at large. For more information, please visit www.aam-us.org. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: email@example.com, citing "Content Director" in the subject line. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.
Director, Information Technology
The American Alliance of Museums seeks a collaborative and engaging Director of IT to lead and direct AAM’s diverse technology needs in support of our varied business and programmatic activities. Reporting to the VP, Finance & Operations, the Director of IT will oversee the management of multi-phased and multi-departmental projects; maintain existing systems and infrastructure; manage two direct reports as well as vendors and external contractors; and plan and carry out new initiatives that support our national membership, maximizing technology automation online including software development, SaaS applications and connectivity.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a unique blend of technical and management skills including: the ability to simultaneously plan and implement projects; provide leadership and direction for technology projects yet take a “hands-on” approach when needed; ability to communicate IT concepts clearly to a variety of users; ability to think strategically and implement organization-wide initiatives while also focusing on improving the individual user experience.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field (advanced degree and/or certification preferred); 7 years of information technology experience in a not-for-profit organization including proven experience planning, managing and evaluating complex projects in a fast paced environment; managing database, network content and web management systems and supervisory experience. Must have working knowledge of the following: ERP/CRM/AMS, LAN/WAN, VoIP, AV Systems, hardware/software; process redesign/workflow; Server Applications – Active Directory, Exchange, .NET, SQL, Client Applications – MS Office, Visio, Project.
The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and works to build a field that includes dynamic individuals, institutions and communities. With a budget of $10M, the Alliance provides leadership, advocacy and service to its membership and the field at large. For more information, please visit www.aam-us.org. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org, citing "IT" in the subject line. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace. Principals only please.
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.