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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. As a collective, 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 (temporarily suspended in 2021)

  • Pre-Tax Commuting Benefits

  • Legal Service Plan

  • Generous vacation, sick and personal leave

  • 10 days of paid family leave for the birth or adoption of a child

  • 8 paid holidays plus 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

COVID-19 Protocols – Currently most of our staff is working remotely although our office is open to any employee who wishes to work onsite. Additional safety protocols in place at the Alliance’s office include additional cleaning/sanitizing; physical distancing; wearing masks; and limited use of common areas. The Alliance is planning a more formal return to the office with hybrid telework/in-office schedules available after Labor Day 2021.

Current Job Openings

DEAI Project Manager

How to apply: In order to encourage a broad pool of candidates with various backgrounds to apply and to mitigate any potential implicit bias during our review of applications, we are applying some principles of “blind hiring.” Please follow the specific application instructions indicated for each job posting and please do not include your name or address on your cover letter or resume. Please include education but omit school names and graduation years. Include your email address as the only personal identifier on these documents.

Submissions for current job openings will be reviewed by our hiring team and candidates who are selected for further screening will be contacted by email within 2 weeks of the closing date. Due to the large number of applications the Alliance receives, we can only contact those candidates selected for further screening.

The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace. Please contact Human Resources at if you need an accommodation in submitting your application.

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  • Access to more than 1,500 resource listings from the Resource Center
  • Tools, reports, and templates for equipping your work in museums
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