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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 …

Working with Independent Museum Professionals

This guide was developed by the former American Alliance of Museums’ Independent Museum Professionals Network in partnership with the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists …

4 Ideas to Create Linguistic Accessibility at Museums

Though the word “accessibility” has often been equated with giving access to those with disabilities, it can also mean something broader. Accessibility means looking at everything we create …

At the Barnes Foundation, Internal Internships Support Frontline Staff

What can be even better than a museum making a successful hire? Keeping the experienced, well-trained staff it already has. The Alliance’s soon-to-be-released latest snapshot survey …

Are Stay Interviews Worth the Effort?

With the tight labor market this year, a popular topic in human resources circles has been the practice of conducting “stay interviews,” which CNBC predicted last fall would be “the big …

A Collection of Resources by and for BIPOC Museum Professionals

A search for “diversity and inclusion” on the job portal Indeed produces over two thousand pages of results across public, private, and nonprofit organizations. The titles and …

Salary Transparency in Job Postings: One Museum’s Journey

For the past several years, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has been working to draft a long-range DEI&A strategic plan, with input from the museum’s cross-departmental DEI Matrix …

Museums and the Living Wage: How Filoli Developed a Bold Pay Equity Initiative

Each year CFM’s TrendsWatch brings attention to bear on critical issues for museums, challenging our sector to think about how we might adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Examining a …

How Do You Design a Fair and Effective Compensation Program?

At AAM, we were fortunate to have leadership’s support from the very beginning, and although the analysis did require a significant time commitment, it has been a worthwhile investment. …

Everything RFP: Running Your Business Series

Handout of additional resources For independent museum professionals, a Request for Proposal or RFP is a great way to identify projects and partnerships with museums. However, the RFP …

Nurturing a People-Centered Work Culture

In March 2020, I gave birth to my second child, just two months after becoming the Delaware Art Museum’s Interim Executive Director and days into the COVID-19 lockdown. In those early …
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Annual Report Template

Category: Governance & Support Organizations
An annual report is more than just a document; it’s a powerful engagement tool. It serves as a window into the museum’s soul, offering a transparent view of financial vitality, program …

Language/Arts: How the Verbal and Visual Intersect in Museums

Category: Alliance Blog
A picture is worth a thousand words. Or so the aphorism tells us. What, then, is the value of a single word? That is the question I have explored time and again as an educator in an art …

Define Museum: A Q&A with the Museum Glossary Project Team

Category: Alliance Blog
One of my all-time favorite sayings is, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” which was the case with the Museum Marketing, Communications, & Audience …

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