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Ready to update your digital profile? Or perhaps you are just getting started on creating your online professional presence? As the world’s largest professional network including 160K U.S. …

Career Development Webinar

Katherine McNamee, Director of Human Resources at AAM, and Ryan Bourke, Director of Member Services at AAM, present on job search and career development resources available on the American …

The State of the Museum Field in 2020, as Viewed by Students

On a day in April 2020, Richard E. Jones—a recent St. John’s University graduate who grew up with a view of New York City’s famous “Museum Mile” from his Harlem neighborhood—looked down the …

Navigating a Job Search in the COVID-19 Market

The museum field, and cultural institutions in general, have undoubtedly been hit hard by COVID-19. As a result, many museum professionals are finding themselves job searching and …

Zoomed Out: An Argument for In-Person Conferencing

Preface: I want to preface this reflection with a bit of context and explanation. Those who followed me on the #AAMvirtual or #AAMsmj hashtags throughout the conference undoubtedly noticed …

Supporting Museum Professionals During a Time of Need

One of the best pieces of wisdom I’ve ever received came from a former boss of mine who later became a good friend. The year was 2009, almost a decade after our professional paths …

Short Term Strategies for Museum Workers

As I wrote in the latest edition of TrendsWatch, staff who feel valued, supported, and trained are a museum’s most important resource for implementing long-term strategies for financial …

13 Tips for Working Remotely

With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation in the US and elsewhere, museums may begin allowing employees to work from home. For those new to this type of work life, the Independent Museum …

Eleanor Harris of Royal Museums Greenwich on the importance of a digitally-led approach

Royal Museums Greenwich comprises four attractions . These are the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House and the Royal Observatory. It also includes the Cutty Sark. Eleanor Harris has …

So You Want to Serve on a Museum Board?

In my last article for AAM on welcoming the next generation of board leadership, I encouraged young people who were interested in board service to develop their leadership skills and create …

Conferencing While Introverted

Something that I hear a lot of first-time museum conference attendees say is that they’re worried about being an introvert in such a demanding, extroverted environment. So I thought, for my …

Reinventing Museum Careers

Museum workers tend to have a high sense of ethics, strong workplace values, and genuine pride in their organizations, relative to many other professions. But in recent times, the field has …
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Twenty-seven organizations have gained accolades in the 22nd annual Media & Technology MUSE Awards

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Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Category: Human Resources
Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

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