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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

Senior Accountant

The American Alliance of Museums seeks a motivated, hands-on Senior Accountant to manage accounting functions in our dynamic organization, representing the nation’s museums.   Working closely with the Controller, this individual will be primarily responsible for the accounts payable function, account analysis and reconciliation, and ensure data integrity between the association management software and accounting software.  Additional responsibilities include:  assisting with financial statement and audit preparation, serving as a backup for payroll processing, managing and reconciling inventory activity, and troubleshooting member and customer inquiries as needed.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting; 2 years of accounting experience in an association or nonprofit organization; experience with accounting software, association management software and a proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; organizational and time management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently and in a team environment. CPA or CPA candidate with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Aptify, and Anybill experience is a plus.  

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, citing "Senior Accountant" in the subject line. Principals only, please.  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.