Accreditation Peer Reviewer Responsibilities

Accreditation peer reviewers assess museums undergoing an accreditation review, verifying how well their operations align with the Core Standards for Museums. As members of Visiting Committees, which are typically two-member teams of museum professionals well-versed in the accreditation process, they read a museum’s Self-Study and other documents, participate in a two-day visit to the museum, and collaborate on a Site Visit Report which informs the Accreditation Commission’s decision-making. Reviewers are assigned using information in their peer review profile, which must be kept up to date by the reviewer.

Serving as a peer reviewer is an excellent professional development opportunity and a way to pick up new ideas, network, and actively participate in the Alliance’s efforts to advance standards and best practices. A peer reviewer’s service is the critical backbone to the success of this program.

For more information about Accreditation peer review please read the full job description (PDF).

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