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NAME of Museum/Art Organization/Institution. Or REGION, MUSEUM TYPE, or # OF EMPLOYEES AT ORG (all museum types, profit/non-profit galleries, sizes, countries, warmly welcomed)Role DepartmentCityCountryStarting salary Year of starting salary Current (2019) or Ending SalaryHourly (H) / Permanent (P) / Contingent/Finite Term Employment (C) If part-time / Hourly (H) / Contingent/Finite Term Employment (C), how many hours/weekBenefits?Year this salary was current (if a current salary, put 2019)Years of experience in field at time of current salary listedParental leave policy at organization (+ who is eligible)Optional: Identify your gender or preferred pronouns--ND ONLY IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO. It's ok to leave this blank if entering it will identify you, or if you simply don't care to answer. The data captured on this survey is never going to be a perfect, holistic overview--we are not data scientists--and so enter what you feel safe and comfortable with. Optional: Identify your race with your preferred designation AND ONLY IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO. It's ok to leave this blank if entering it will identify you, or if you simply don't care to answer. The data captured on this survey is never going to be a perfect, holistic overview--we are not data scientists--and so enter what you feel safe and comfortable with. Degrees required for position when hired/If applicable, if institution helped pay for furthering your educationVisa sponsorship paid/facilitated by organizationNotes
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[(East Coast natural history museum)]Curator(Science)United States50-60K (ten month, anonymized)1999175-190K (ten month, anonymized)Pdefined contribution and defined benefits retirement, health, dental, etc.201935yes malewhitePhDN/A (but yes for other curators)
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[[5 Employees] Art Gallery] Visitor Services and Membership Coordinator Visitor Services Ontario Canada $35,757 CA2018$43, 502 CA (ending salary) PAll premiums for the extended health and dental plans are 100% paid by the employer. Compensation package also includes: 1. Accrued vacation at a rate of 3 weeks per year. 2. Twelve (12) paid Stat holidays including Easter Monday and Remembrance Day. 3. Enrollment in the OMERS pension plan as a Continuous Full-time employee immediately. 4. Seven (7) uncertified sick days per payroll year. Three (3) of your uncertified sick days may be utilized as personal days to manage family emergencies and illness. The remaining four (4) may only be utilized for personal illness. 5. Seventeen (17) week Short-Term Disability benefits (STD) for certified sick leaves. These benefits start at 66.6% of your regular salary and increase to 100% with length of service. 6. Long-term Disability benefits at 70% of your monthly earnings. (There is a three (3) month
wait period for LTD benefits). 7. Life insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment at 2X your regular annual salary.
20193Unknown details. Eligible for up to 18 month leave as is standard in Canada. Most choose to do a 12 month leave. FemaleWhite Undergraduate, Art Admin experience. N/A Very small staff. All staff do the equivalent to 4 positions.
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[100 employees (Texas)]Marketing DirectorMarketing US43,000201457,000PHealth, life, dental and vision. Retirement plan options.20198
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[100 employees (Texas)]
Technology and Digital Media
USA$46,000$2,015.00$55,000P
health, 401k, vacation time, sick time
20194bachelor's, master's preferred
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[100 FT Employees]DirectorOperationsNew York90,000$2,015.0095,000201915Female
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[12 employees] Public, non-profit gallery]
Gallery AssistantLondonUK£18, 600$2,018.00£19, 000Finite Term (1 year)
Access to pension scheme
20192
n/a for my contract type
She/her
BA (Hons) in Fine Art, History of Art, similar
Post is part-funded by local authority
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[200 employees, Non-Profit, Multiple Sites]
Digital Asset CoordinatorOklahoma CityUSA40,000$2,019.0040,700P
401(k), Health, vacation
20192
implemented June 2019 - both parents, coming due to Washing DC legislation
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[200 employees]Leadership giving coordinatorDevelopment Los angelesUsa48,000201655,000PFull20197MaleLatinoBachelors
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[25 employees]Education coordinator VancouverCanada35,000201935,000None20192she/herwhite/jewish
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[300 employees]conservatorcollection careAucklandNew Zealand66,625200980,398Psick leave, bereavement leave, volunteering leave, family leave, wellness program, funding for professional development,... (government funded universal health care)201920job held for a year, 40% of salary paid for 4 months, both parents eligibleFwhiteMaster'sno
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[35]Communications CoordinatorMarketingGrand RapidsUSA$12/hour2017$13.25/hourH20Four days of PTO/year2019712 weeks maternity leave, unpaid, and must exhaust PTO.MaleWhiteHigh SchoolN/A
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[A Center for Conservation and Registrar of Artistic Heritage]ConservatorMexico CityMexico7000 MXN$2,012.0011080 MXN (before taxes)C35-40None20197NoneMale/he/himBANo
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[A SOUTHEASTERN ENCYCLOPEDIC ART MUSEUM]CURATOR OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARTCURATORIAL575002019SAME AS ABOVEPYES201914UNPAID LEAVEFEMALE; SHE/HERWHITEM.A.
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[a university in the Southern US]Registrar and Collections Manager55,000201955,000PYes (health, dental, vision, 403b with match, and 34 days of PTO)20196I don't knowBA and MA
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[AB]
Communications Coordinator
Communications
EdmontonCanada$5,000$2,012.00$4,000H5-7No20197Male, Him/HisWhite and CanadianNone
My hours between when I started to now have gone down due to multiple different personal reasons and I went from 30-45 hrs a month to 20 hrs a month now.
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[Academic A&D Institution // Midwest // 50+ staff]Sr Recruiting CoordinatorAdmissionsMichiganUS$41,000$2,014.00$57,000pYes20197UnsureMxMasters // no
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[Academic Art Gallery]Gallery DirectorVisual ArtsDallasUnited States32,000$2,011.0056,000Permanent
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, Disability
201910+
4 weeks, both parents
FemaleMasters
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[Academic Art Museum - Louisiana]Development ManagerDevelopmentUSA$35,0002015$50,000Phealth, vision, dental, 401k, tuition waiver201910Unpaid, 6 week maximum unless you qualify for FMLAFemaleCaucasianBachelors, Masters preferredNoI started out in a different position at 35k, received a raise 2 years in to 40k, received a promotion and position change 3 years in to 50k
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[academic art museum ]associate curatorusa67,000201677,000Pfull benefits201910PhD
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[Academic Art Museum in CT]LibrarianLibrary and ArchivesNew HavenUS52,000201175,000P20198.5 yearsMaster's Degree
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[Academic Art Museum in DC Region]RegistrarCollections ManagementWashington, DCUS65,000201765,000(P)Yes201910Yes, 6 weeks parental leave
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[Academic Art Museum in the Northeast]Conservation AssistantCollections CareUS$25/hr2017$22/hrH/P20 guaranteed, 40 with grant fundingOption to purchase health insurance ($100-300/month) and vision + dental + life, etc bundled at around $30/ month20193unknown she/her/herswhiteMSc in Conservationunknown I took a pay cut when I went from contracted to part-time permanent.
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[Academic Art Museum, Midwest]Director of DevelopmentDevelopment$62,000Pyes20195yes, 12 weeks paidwomanwhite
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[Academic Art Museum, Midwest]Assistant CuratorCuratorialMidwestUnited States60,000201960,000P (tenure track)health and dental insurance offered201914FemalePh.D.Salary is for a joint position. Concurrently assistant professor in art department. Receive release from teaching one course each semester to do museum work (2/2 load instead of 3/3). Summer release from teaching and museum work.
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[Academic Art Museum]Associate CuratorCuratorialNew EnglandUnited States60k201960kN/AN/AHealth, Dental20198 years6 weeksWoman/Female (she/her/hers)Option 1African American (Black)
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[Academic Art Museum]Curator of Academic ProgramsEducationUSA45,000201262,000PGenerous2019104 weeks parental leaveFWhiteMA
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[Academic Art Museum]DirectorAdministration/CuratorialNew EnglandUSA$90,0002010$110,000PYes201925+Master's
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[Academic Art Museum]Visitor ServicesAdministrationMid Atlantic CityU.S.A.$50,0002017$51,000Medical, Dental, Retirement, Disability, Tuition Remission201910STD for bothFemale, She/Her/HersWhiteBA/BSN/A
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[Academic Art Museum]Assistant CuratorCuratorialMid-AtlanticUnited States40,000$2,018.0040,000PYes20196YesFemaleWhiteMA
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[Academic History Museum, Georgia]CuratorHistoryMetro-AtlantaUnited States63,036$2,015.0063,036P
Yes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability
201912
one family member 12 weeks
femalewhiteMastersN/A
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[Academic institution (100 FTE)]LibrarianNew YorkUnited States55,000201562,000PYes201914FMLA + 1 month paid she/herwhite/caucasianMLS
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[Academic Library (R1 in SE)]Director of ExhibitsUSA45326201259741PMedical, Vacation/Sick, Retirement20198Unpaid time off, may use accrued sick or vacation hoursFemaleMaster's
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[Academic Library in New York City]Project ArchivistArchivesNYCUS5500055000C (3 year grant funded position)2012Female, she/herWhiteMLS
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[Academic Museum - A NY University]DirectorNew York CityUnited States107,000119,000Phealth insurance, pension,201925M.A. , No
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[Academic museum (New England)]Museum AssistantUnited States$23.77/hour$28.08/hourH, P37.52017she / herwhitevery minimal tuition reimbursement, difficult processI wish I had known when accepting that I could negotiate hourly wage steps within the job grade.
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[Academic museum Cambridge MA]Visitor ServicesVisitor ServicesCambridge, MAUnited States$13.00/hr201813.50/hrHourly temp28No2019Ms.FemaleWhiteBA preferredHours per week varies, so if out sick/ museum closed/ holiday/ hours randomly cut I don't get paid
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[Academic Museum in rural New England]Senior CuratorArtUnited States$90,0002013$110,000PY201912MWhitePhD
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[Academic/College Gallery Midwest]Gallery Director and Curator
Art and Art History
MinneapolisUnited States$50,000$2,016.00$54,500
Permanent, 10-month
Retirement, Healthcare, PTO
20199
Yes + both parents
She/her/hersWhite + Arab
Undergraduate + comparative field experience
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[An organization for Museum Board Members]Digital OrganizerDigitalUSA$15/hr$15/hrH15 hrs/week on paperNo2018-20194NoneFemaleWhiteB.S. Any other workshops/online courses I took were paid for out of pocket and on my own time, with few exceptions. Small NPO (under 5 employees.) Worked 15 hrs/week on paper but in reality was working closer to 25-30 (remote) while also acting as a caregiver, which made finding another job to accompany it nearly impossible. "Other tasks as assigned."
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[ANthropology Museum in Southern California]
Deputy Director$91,000$2,014.00$125,000(P)Yes201918CA state standardCis MaleLatinx
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[Archive and special collection that serves a small NYC museum]
Digital Archivist
Special collections and archives unit
New YorkUSA$32/hour$2,018.00$30/hourH P21
Some. Health insurance costs an individual $2000/month. Flex spending for transportation. Discounts on insurance.
20195None
She/her Female cisgender
White
Master's in Information and Library Science.
I don't work directly for a museum. The archive I work for is heavily relied upon by a specific museum.
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[Archive within a government agency in Texas]
CuratorArchivesAustinUSA$56,000$2,017.00$58,000Full time/permanentN/A
Health insurance/PTO/increases based on longevity
20193
I'm not sure--I don't have children
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[Arizona Regional Museum (30+ full time employees)]ManagerMembershipUSA35,000201637,000mediocre health insurance20184FemaleBachelorsAt times the job encompassed membership responsibilities as well as major development responsibilities--but really, presumably, it's just like other small institutions with understaffed departments. giving due credit to the institution though, its my understanding that things have changed significantly in the year since I've left.
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[Arizona, Military Museum, 5 employees]DirectorCommunicationsUnited States50,000201950,000PMedical, PTO20193NoneShe/HerWhiteMasters preferred, assistance availableNo
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[Art & Heritage museum, non-profit, 5 employees]Communications CoordinatorMarketingOntarioCanada$25,000 CAN2015$29,000 CANHNo20187UnknownFemalewhiteuniversity degree, no
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[Art & Historical Museum - Ontario]Lead DesignerAcademicLondonCanada46,000201550,000Yes201910Partial Paid leave - GovtMaleWhiteBachelors
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[art & marine museum - 20 employees]Collections ManagerCollectionsFrance18,000€201019,000€PermanentNo2019916 weeks full-paid (standard in France)FemaleWhiteMaster's degree or 5 years diploma of Ecole du LouvreAfter being laureate of an official contest, I became a council civil servant in 2017 with lifetime job guarantee. There are salary scales for all museum workers depending on our contest and job, but we are low-paid in France, in spite of our 3 to 9 years of studies at the University...
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[Art & Science - Texas]Director of EducationEducationUSA40 K201841, 170Full health, life, 10 PTO days, membership20194N/AFemaleHispanicMA, no help payI only have a BA but came in with the right experience.
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[Art Advisory]Art AdvisorN/ANew YorkUnited States40000201652500PHealth insurance covered 70%. Only one option - very high premiums and copays, considering opting out. Vacation and sick days offered but exact quantity is unknown and determined by owner on case by case basis.20197unknownfemalelatina bachelors requiredno
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[Art Advisory]Head of ResearchNew YorkUSA$32,000$380,000Pmedical, vision, and dental 100% covered201710 weeks for womenFemale
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[Art and History Not for Profit ]
Director of Exhibitions and Collections
all Hudson ValleyUnited States
22,000 (3 days week employment)
$2,011.00
57,500 (5 days a week)
80 percent of Health Insurance paid, 3 weeks paid vacation, paid sick-time
201919
yes, three months
female
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[Art Center at University w/o collection, 3 employees]Director, Chief CuratorNew YorkUS85,0002004105,000Yes201930generousfemalecaucasianMAn/a
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[Art Center, Central Pennsylvania, 30 employees]Community Ambassador ManagerReadingUnited States$14 / hour2018$30,000PPaid time off, health, dental, vision offered2019412 weeks, unpaid for any eligible employeeFemaleWhiteBachelor's degreeUnknownWas hired as a part-time manager for a team of part-time staff. Was made full-time without a change in title as compensation for all of the additional responsibilities tacked on after initial hire
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[Art Center/Non-Profit Midwest]Education Director$38,000$2,017.00$40,000P201911MFA
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[Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland]ArthandlerArt CollectionZurichSwitzerland40.- Chf./h201740.-Chf/hHH, 1-2 days/week2000040
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[Art College]Academic CoordinatorAcademic DeptLSUSA55,000201855,000PYes-health, dental20193unsureFemaleWhiteMasters, no
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[Art company in Hong Kong]ManagerMarketing and operationHong KongHong KongHKD16,0002014HKD21,000P-Annual Leave (The number of days is lesser than other companies)2019110 weeks' paid maternity leave + 5 days for hubby (by law)FChineseDegrees required, no education subsidy from companynot applicable
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[Art fair ]Gallery Relation Executive Sales London Uk
£25k + commission (Up to 25% of salary)
$2.00Same as starting Permanent 20195No sure Female
Mestizo from South America
MA Non provided
Second largest art fair in the Uk. The whole fair is run by 3 permanent staff (Director/gallery manager & myself) and 3 semi permanent staff ( marketing manager/ marketing executive and vip manager.
The gallery relation teams bring in a revenue of more than £1 million year on year.
We are understaffed and salaries don’t much the amount of degrees required for the position and not to mention the amount of extra hours we have to end up working.
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[Art Gallery - Atlanta]Gallery Director
Administration, Sales
AtlantaUSA28,500$2,017.0031,000PNANo20191MaleCaucasianBachelorsNACommission on sales (3% gross profit)
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[Art Gallery ]Gallery ManagerLos AngelesUnited States$19,000PNo20192 yearsN/A
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[Art Gallery in Chelsea]Gallery AssistantNew York, New YorkUSA$17/hrYes20192 yrsYesFemale
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[Art Gallery in Chelsea]Gallery AssociateNew YorkUSA36,000201650,000Medical20191FemaleAsian
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[Art Gallery in midtown NYC]RegistrarNew YorkUSA$44,0002017$54,000PMedical paid, 401K option but no contribution20196 yearsFemaleOption 1BA
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[Art Gallery Midwest University]CuratorArt GalleryMichiganUSA43,000201352,000PHealth, Dental, Vision Paid time-off201910Master’s degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field
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[Art Gallery Midwest University]CuratorArt GalleryMichiganUSA43,000201352,000PHealth, Dental, Vision Paid time-off201910Master’s degree in art, design, museum studies, or related field
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[Art Gallery]Artist Liaison Los AngelesUSA$0$22/hrHGas + health reimbursement20194 yearsFemale (cis)POCCatch-all position including receptionist, archivist, social media management, admin duties, etc.
Unpaid intern + part time hourly for 1 year before becoming full time hourly
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[Art Gallery]DirectorChicagoUSA$18/hr2018$18/hrH, Pavg. 24Health insurance partially covered20197No known policyfemme-presenting genderqueer; she, her, herswhite-passing mestizaBachelor's required, noN/A
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[Art Gallery]CommunicationsParisParisFrance19800 (gross salary)201633850 (gross salary)P / full timetransports, health insurance201932 months paidF
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[Art Gallery]RegistrarLos AngelesUSA30000201834000PNo20193She
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[Art Gallery]Community Engagement CoordinatorEducationOrilliaCanada40, 000 CAD201940, 000 CADP35No20195FemaleCaucasianMFA
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[Art Gallery]Community Engagement CoordinatorEducationOrilliaCanada40, 000 CAD201940, 000 CADP35No20195FemaleCaucasianMFA
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[Art Gallery]DirectorNew YorkUSA$200,0002018$250,000Pfully covered201910
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[Art Gallery]DirectorNew YorkUSA$250,000 plus commission2019$250,000 plus commission ($500,000 - 1,000,000) P201913
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[Art Library in NYC]Digital TechnicianNew York CityUnited States$18/hr2018$18.50/hrH21No20192She/her/hersWhiteBachelor's
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[Art Mag ]Associate EditorEditorial BoardIndia$5,2002019$5,200Permanent48 hrs/weekNil3🌋💚💚
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[Art Museum - 1,000 employees]Rights & permissions specialistUnited States43,000201450,000PHealth and Dental insurance; 403b (including employer contributions); Pre-tax transit pass (partially covered by employer) 20195FemaleWhiteB.A. (M.A./M.S. preferred)
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[Art Museum - Los Angeles]Development OperationsDevelopmentUS$72,000.00$74,000.00Y8YFemaleBAN/A
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[Art Museum - Los Angeles]Project CoordinatorEducationLos AngelesUnited States460002019PHealth, Dental, 401k20191Fmixed race - asian/middle easternBachelors degree
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[Art Museum - Maryland]Gallery Security OfficerSecurityBaltimoreUSA$11/hr2016$13/hr(H)44Yes20194YesNB trans - he/themWhite
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[Art Museum - Tennessee]Education - Assistant DirectorEducation USA$35,0002018$35,000(P)Health insurance but too expensive to sign up for. CRA Creft available with some matching recently available.201912 years12 weeks unpaid leave for male or female FemaleHispanic I have a BFA, they wanted someone with a masters and talked about offering extended education but a full degree was not an option N/A I worked my way up in a small organization, but if I want to go any further I'll have to go back to school for a masters degree.
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[Art Museum - Tennessee]Visitor Services Manager Operations USA$14/hr2012$33,000 yearly salary in 2018(H)40-50Yes, but too expensive to sign up for 20186 years Not sure Female Hispanic None, but I had a BFA This was a new position that I built from scratch. Moved up in the company to a different department.
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[Art Museum - Tennessee]Graphic DesignCommunications13201713.86H40Health Insurance, retirement match, local discounts, pto 20197+TMLA + FMLA (Female job held up to 16 weeks)F
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[Art Museum - Washington DC]Head of Archives/LibraryCollectionsWashington DCUnited States50,000201670,000P201910MSIS
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[Art Museum (300 employees)]FellowshipDevelopmentSaint LouisUSA$35,500$2,018.00$2,019.00C37.5yes20194femaleBlackMA
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[Art museum (run by the city)]CuratorSweden32500 SEK201534800 SEKPermanent18Swedish standardWomanMA in art history and curatorial studies
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[Art Museum (Southeastern) 20+]Education Assistant Education United States $30,000$30,000PHealthcare/Dental/Vision, PTO20193FemaleBiracial Masters
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[Art Museum [non-profit, 8 employees]CoordinatorMarketingOntarioCanada$24,5002018$26,250P/ Full-time80% dental coverage per year, 3 sick days, prescription coverage, $150 prescription eye care coverage per 2 years, vacation time20191FemaleWhiteUndergraduate degree
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[art museum / 800 staff]librarian librarynew yorknew york40,000199880,000pyes201930yesfemalewhitemls. tuition benefits. n/a
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[Art Museum /Non-Profit/Ohio]Administrative AssistantEducationUnited States31000201931000Salaried/Permanent35Yes20197femalewhiteHigh School Diploma/Some College
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[Art Museum 300 employees]DirectorDevelopmentDetroitUSA45000201190000P201918FemaleCaucasianBAn/a
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[art museum at large public university]Assistant CuratorEducation/ProgramsArizonaUSA35,000201835,000Cfull time, temp fundingfull benefits20193 in museums, 5 more in education6 week paid maternity femalewhiteBA
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[Art Museum in Harlem New York ]Development Associate Development New YorkUS$40,0002017$40,000Yes 20182WomenWhite
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[Art Museum in the South - Less than 20 employees]Marketing ManagerMarketingUSA36,000201837,000PHealth/dental insurance, 17 paid vacation days, 4 paid holidays20192 years3 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave after 1 year of FT employmentShe/her/hersWhite HispanicBachelor's and 2 years experienceI am the only staff member in my department. Responsibilities include copywriting and editing, social media management, web design and site maintenance, branding, advertising, media planning and buying, email marketing, event/promotional photography, and more. I also work with the on-contract graphic designer on the creation of print and digital promotional materials and event signage. Until recently, PR and media outreach were also included in my responsibilities.
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[Art Museum in the Southeastern US]Digital Asset ManagerCuratorialMontgomeryUnited States35,000201640126.06PermanentFull health benefits20192NoneFemaleWhiteBachelors
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[Art Museum in the Soutwest]Art HandlerUnited States22000201722880H40Yes20194FMLAMaleWhiteBFA
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[Art museum Midwest] Associate conservator Conservation United States$52,5002018$54,075Full benefits 2019512 week parental leave FemaleWhite MA
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[Art Museum-USA Southeast]Curatorial FellowCuratorial10.00/hr$2,018.00Finite term40 hrs/wk for 12 weeksno2018fiven/ashe/herwhiteMA
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