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Staff Diversity

The Alliance has compiled this set of staff diversity resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample diversity statements.

Welcoming Guidelines for Museums

The LGBTQ+ Professional Network 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)

Other Resources

The Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships

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 Association of Art Museum Directors 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)

How to Value Multi-Cultural and Diverse Organizations

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.

Recruiting Diverse Talent

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


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