Workforce & Labor

Your museum’s recruitment, hiring, and employment practices are a reflection of your organizational priorities and values. To demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and equity, it is essential to critically examine and evolve these practices.

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Find your next great team member on AAM’s JobHQ

AAM maintains the field’s largest resource for available jobs and job-seekers. Find the best candidate for your open position by:

  • Visiting JobHQ to find comparable openings
  • Posting a job on our widely viewed job board
  • Browsing a searchable resume bank with over 6,000 candidates to find people with the right skills and experiences


Professional development is a critical employee benefit. As part of your AAM membership, access dozens of convenient on-demand programs for your team’s professional development.

Responsibility Report

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Museum leaders encountered multiple workplace challenges following the crises of 2020. What did the pandemic teach museums about their responsibility to those who work for them?

Equitable Hiring Practices

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Learn more about the equitable hiring practices that can advance your museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion and demonstrate your leadership in the field.

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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Instantly access thousands of professional development and workforce and labor resources when you become an individual or museum member.

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