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Grow Where You’re Planted: How to Progress in Your Career without Changing Institutions

  At some point in all of our careers, it happens. You run into a past colleague, often while mingling at a museum networking event, and after a hug or handshake you jump into updates. …

The Three Types of Museum Career Change, and How to Navigate Them

I remember it clearly. My organization’s education department had just received a large gift to launch a new initiative. We planned to open a new informal learning center focusing on …

Your Museum Career Now What Career Resilience in a Post COVID Climate

As museum staff return from unprecedented furloughs and layoffs, not all the jobs that were there pre-COVID will return as well. For many professionals, this will be a chance to shift to a …

IMPs Talk: Pricing Your Projects

Are you up nights wondering what to charge for your work? Do you suspect there’s a secret formula you just haven’t discovered? Watch this recording as IMPs Talk about pricing …

Managing Your Museum Career through COVID‐19

This is a recorded session from the 2020 AAM Virtual Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo. The COVID‐19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented layoffs and furloughs across the globe, including in …

MEMBERS ONLY: Rock Your Profile with LinkedIn Webinar

Ready to update your digital profile? Or perhaps you are just getting started on creating your online professional presence? As the world’s largest professional network including 160K U.S. …

Career Development Webinar

Katherine McNamee, Director of Human Resources at AAM, and Ryan Bourke, Director of Member Services at AAM, present on job search and career development resources available on the American …

The State of the Museum Field in 2020, as Viewed by Students

On a day in April 2020, Richard E. Jones—a recent St. John’s University graduate who grew up with a view of New York City’s famous “Museum Mile” from his Harlem neighborhood—looked down the …

Navigating a Job Search in the COVID-19 Market

The museum field, and cultural institutions in general, have undoubtedly been hit hard by COVID-19. As a result, many museum professionals are finding themselves job searching and …

Zoomed Out: An Argument for In-Person Conferencing

Preface: I want to preface this reflection with a bit of context and explanation. Those who followed me on the #AAMvirtual or #AAMsmj hashtags throughout the conference undoubtedly noticed …

Supporting Museum Professionals During a Time of Need

One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve ever received came from a former boss of mine who later became a good friend. The year was 2009, almost a decade after our professional paths …

Short Term Strategies for Museum Workers

As I wrote in the latest edition of TrendsWatch, staff who feel valued, supported, and trained are a museum’s most important resource for implementing long-term strategies for financial …
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#AAM2023: New Focus, New Flow, New Formats

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The BTA 2022 Art Museum Trustee Survey

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The Characteristics, Roles, and Experiences of Black Trustees Foreword The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums (BTA) was established in 2021 to transform art museums into more equitable …

Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey 2022

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Foreword Art museums aspire to play a singular social role for the public—they commit to both preserving and stewarding collections of art for current and future generations, while also …

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