Career Management

Searching for a job, thinking about grad school, building your network, looking to get ahead, or wondering how to give back to the field? You’ve come to the right place! AAM has the tools and resources you need to manage your museum career. Whether you’re an experienced leader, a mid-career professional, or a recent grad, check out our range of resources and tools—at your fingertips.

Make your next career move with JobHQ

Looking for a job? Seeking that next great employee? AAM maintains the field’s largest resource for available jobs and job-seekers. With thousands of jobs posted each year, be sure to check back often.

  • Visit JobHQ to find available jobs
  • Post a job on JobHQ to reach the best museum people
  • Create a profile and upload your resume to help prospective employers find you
  • Browse resumes to help find that next great employee

New Museum Junction Communities!

AAM’s Museum Junction, our online hub of over 70,000 museum professionals, is the place to network and connect with peers, share advice, and swap ideas. Join specialized communities for:

  • Education & Interpretation
  • DEAI Leaders
  • LGBTQ+ Community
  • Audience Research & Evaluation
  • Directors & CEOs
  • Collections Stewardship

This AAM Membership benefit is available to anyone through 2023.

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On-Demand Programs

As a benefit of your AAM membership, access dozens of convenient and accessible on-demand programs covering a range of topics for your professional development.

Volunteer with AAM

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From contributing to thought leadership to serving as peer reviewers, our dedicated members contribute their expertise to strengthen our field and develop their own skills and connections.

Museum Studies Programs

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Thinking of a career in museums or advancing your career through a museum studies program? The Alliance’s searchable directory can help yo​u find the program that’s right for you.

2017 Salary Survey

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The 2017 National Museum Salary Survey is the only comprehensive study of its kind for our diverse field. The full report and smaller snapshots of specific careers are available.

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Become an AAM Member Today!

Instantly access thousands of professional development resources to enhance your career when you become an individual or museum member.

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AAM Member-Only Content

AAM Members get exclusive access to premium digital content including:

  • Featured articles from Museum magazine
  • 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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