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Interview Tips for Landing Your Dream Museum Job

The American Alliance of Museums offers the following guidance from former director of human resources, Katherine McNamee, and AAM hiring managers, Rachel Lee, Cecelia Walls, and Joseph …

Writing a Professional Bio

Whether you’re starting a job search, authoring an article, presenting at a conference, or just updating your website or LinkedIn, you need a professional bio—a succinct statement that …

From SME to C-Suite: Complementing Your Specialization with a Business School Education

In June, reporter Robin Pogrebin published “What Does It Take to Run a Museum? The Job Description is Changing.” in The New York Times. Drawing on interviews with veteran art museum …

Independent Museum Professionals: Principles of Professional Practice

Revised in 2020, these Principles of Professional Practice for Independent Museum Professionals provide a set of values that range from working with professional integrity and cultivating …

AAM Announces $1 Million Investment in the Museum Community

The AAM team is thrilled to launch a $1 million investment in an expanded Museum Community professional development and networking program. Beginning as early as this summer and over the …

A Short Rant About Quiet Quitting (or, Why Heroism Can Be Toxic)

One of the things that fell to the cutting room floor as I edited this year’s TrendsWatch was a short rant about the phrase “quiet quitting.” In the published version of the essay on …

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

Handout of additional resources 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 …

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 …
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Act Now to Speak Up for Museums!

Category: Advocacy Alert
Advocacy Alert – June 7, 2024 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Appropriations Update: Act Now to Speak Up for Museums! Start Today: Plan to Participate in #InviteCongress 2024 …

How to Transform a Volunteer Program in Six Steps

Category: Alliance Blog
Are you taking a second look at your museum’s volunteer program? Maybe you’re struggling with flagging recruitment and retention, questioning how the diversity of your corps aligns with …

A Bundle of Museum Collections Management Forms

Download templates for: an acquisition proposal form, accession form, donor questionnaire, deed of gift, bequest pledge form, cataloging worksheet, condition report form, deaccession form, …

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