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 email@example.com.
You can see our resources from the #FMJSummit collated here
Networks and support organisations
Job Application Advice
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 – Note: these were produced in 2017; while they do work as a starting point, they should not be treated as absolute.
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.
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
Manifesto – JOb adverts, interviews and feedback
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
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