Currently the common practice has been non-disclosure of salary ranges or hourly rates for museum jobs. Many organizations believe disclosing pay will limit the interest of potential talent, compromise their ability to negotiate for a salary range they can fit into their budget, or cause distress among current employees regarding pay disclosure. All of these concerns, though far from sympathetic, are actually counter productive. Extensive articles from Human Resource professionals and organizations have been written with supporting data that demonstrate how including salary on job postings saves time for both the hiring team and the candidates and typically results in better fits for the organization's internal culture.
Please join the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network in encouraging museums to join us in this effort in creating a more equitable museum workforce. If you are job searching and stumble across a position that does not include salary, fill out the below form and we will reach out to the museum and start a conversation on the importance of salary transparency during the hiring process.
This process is completely anonymous and you will not be named or included in our interactions with the museum.