This page will collate resources online for the key areas of our Manifesto, as well as general museum recruitment and application resources. If you know of a resource that might be useful, email us a link to

You can see our resources from the #FMJSummit collated here

Networks and support organisations


Group for Education in Museums

Intersectional GLAM

Museum as Muck

Museum Freelance Network

Museum Wellness Network

Job Application Advice

Tips for effective applications – Rupert Shepherd

How to apply for jobs – Mark Carnall

How to emerge as a museum professional – Tom Hopkins

Manifesto – Qualifications

PDF DOWNLOAD: Jennings, R. (2016). Degrees of usefulness: How important are museum studies qualifications in recruitment to the museum sector?. Journal of Natural Science Collections, Volume 3, 3 ‐ 18.

Does a museum studies degree help you get a job in museums? – Jack Ashby

Non-Graduates Welcome – a campaign to remove the requirement for degree-level qualifications from fundraising jobs

Manifesto – Salaries and Contracts

Museums Association Salary Guidelines – This page has recently been updated with recommendations for 2022.

In 2022, the Jewish Museum London team created an updated version of the MA Salary Guidelines as part of their wider HR review project work. It was created in response to a lack of sector-wide guidance and originally intended just for internal use but they are happy to share with others in the sector.

Icon Conservator Employer Guidelines

Arts Marketing Association Minimum Salary Guidance

Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography Salary Recommendations

It’s Helpful to Know All Scales’: Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ Salaries

Do women avoid salary negotiations?

Personnel Today: Asking candidates about current salary contributes to gender pay gap

Show the Salary – a campaign group for disclosing salaries in charity jobs

Manifesto – Internships, Voluntary Roles, Placements and Unpaid Labour

Creative & Cultural Skills: Best Practice Guide to Apprenticeships, Internships and Volunteering

ACAS: CIPD Internships Guide

“There’s No Way That You Get Paid to Do the Arts”: Unpaid Labour Across the Cultural and Creative Life Course

Manifesto – JOb adverts, interviews and feedback

Strategies of Effective Interviewing

How to be a good interviewer

Supporting good freelance practice

How to write an effective freelance brief – Museum Freelance for South West Museum Development

Principles checklist for commissioning and working with freelancers – Museum Freelance for South West Museum Development

Contracts, work plans and working effectively – Museum Freelance for South West Museum Development

Commissioning freelancers in a fair, inclusive and transparent way – Museum Freelance for South West Museum Development

SHARE Museums East Guide to Working with Freelancers

PDF DOWNLOAD: Museum Freelance Survey 2020

Workplace Good Practice and Support

Curating for Change: Disabled People Leading in Museums – links to the Curating for Change report highlighting barriers for disabled people in museum work

The “Problem” Woman of Colour in the Workplace

The Inequity and Racism of the Hiring and Job Search Process in Global Development – not about museums but many many relevant points

Change Collective Recruitment Guides from Institute of Fundraising – includes guides for hiring managers, small charities, recruitment agencies and job seekers.

How can museums support young people’s employment? – From Kids in Museums and based partly on their session at the #FMJSummit

Write better jobs ads – advice on job ads from Arts Emergency

Arts Council England – Culture Change Toolkit

PDF DOWNLOAD: E-Journal AchieveAbility Neurodiverse Voices: Good Practice in the Workplace