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Current Job Openings

  • Assistant Director, Center for the Future of Museums
    Help the museum sector navigate the cultural, technological, and economic challenges facing society and shape a better tomorrow by joining the staff of AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums. Launched in 2008, CFM is a think tank and idea lab for fostering creativity, helping museums transcend traditional boundaries to serve society in new ways and pioneer new horizons of practice. We are looking for someone passionate about the ability of museums to create better futures to help advance this work through collaborative projects, research and analysis, training, and engagement with the museum community. Applications received by March 18, 2024, will receive full consideration.

Why Work Here?

The American Alliance of Museums is a national non-profit that provides leadership, advocacy and service to museums and museum professionals and the field at large. We are a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and work to build a field that includes dynamic and diverse individuals, institutions, and communities. We emphasize the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility and its strategic imperative to the museum field. We are passionate about museums and are proud to work in support of their success.

Core Values

We are a small but mighty team with big visions for serving and engaging the museum field. Our staff thrives on a positive and productive work environment and we welcome team members who can contribute to the Alliance’s core values.


Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Health, Vision, Dental Insurance with generous employer contributions on cost sharing
  • Employer paid Disability and Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with matching employer contribution
  • Pre-Tax Commuting Benefits (Crystal City Metro Station is nearby; onsite parking is available for daily/monthly fee)
  • Legal Service Plan
  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave
  • 10 days of emergency sick leave each year (for birth or adoption of a child, caregiving, and/or employee’s mental and physical well-being) in addition to accrued sick leave
  • 8 paid holidays plus 4 days of additional paid leave when the AAM office closes during the last week of the year
  • Telework and flexible schedules when appropriate
  • Annual Performance Evaluation with possibility for merit increase, based on individual and organizational performance
  • AAM Membership
  • Access to onsite gym/showers/bicycle storage

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  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
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