Staff Diversity

Sample Documents

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample diversity statements.

Welcoming Guidelines for Museums

American Alliance of Museums, LGBTQ Alliance (Professional Network)
The LGBTQ Alliance shares guidelines intended to provide institutions and members of the museum community with a series of parameters, which they may consider when assessing how to provide the LGBTQ community—staff, visitors, management, and allies from all fields—with a welcoming experience. (PDF, 64 pages)

The Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships

Association of Art Museum Directors

Though women have made great strides towards equality in society, a gender gap still exists. This gap in society is also present in our art museum directorships, and the AAMD and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) undertook this study to understand the gender gap and explore potential factors to help its member institutions advance towards greater equality. (PDF)

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Bridgespan Group

The Bridgespan Group provides insight on recruiting, retaining and managing a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization.

How to Value Multi-Cultural and Diverse Organizations

Free Management Library

The Free Management Library has a section on valuing diversity. It includes self-assessments, team building exercises, and resources on teaching tolerance, building trust, and managing conflict.

Diversity Appreciation, Training and Management

Free Management Library
The Free Management Library shares resources and articles on diversity training and management in the workplace. The resources cover age, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation and ability. It also includes a link to a diversity strategic plan.

Achieving Diversity Step-By-Step

Third Sector New England

Third Sector New England shares its “Guide to Achieving Workplace Diversity” to help institutions achieve diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. (PDF)

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