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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PDF DOWNLOAD: Museum Freelance Survey 2020
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
Workplace Good Practice and Support
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 yet many many relevant points
Change Collective Recruitment Guides from Institute of Fundraising – includes guides for hiring managers, small charities, recruitment agencies and job seekers.
Strategies of Effective Interviewing
How to be a good interviewer
How can museums support young people’s employment? – From Kids in Museums and based partly on their session at the #FMJSummit