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Recruiting for Hard-to-Fill Positions in Museums Tipsheet

This tipsheet was developed by Dana P. Hundley (she/her), recruiting and people program consultant. Dana has recruited across industries, job functions and experience levels in agency, …

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 …
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Where does my museum start with the new NAGPRA regulations

Category: Collections Stewardship
The following guidance was developed with the assistance of subject matter experts in the museum field. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), enacted in 1990, …

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