Confronting the State of Museum Salaries

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We're excited to release the content details of our forthcoming book, For Love or Money: Confronting the State of Museum Salaries which will be available later this year. Want pre-publication extracts? Sign up for our Newsletter below!

Editors: Dawn E. Salerno, Mark S. Gold, and Kristina Durocher

Museum Pay: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same?
Steven Miller, Executive Director Emeritus, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

The Salary Matrix Within a Total Rewards Package
Purvi Patwari, Principal, Segovia HR Solutions, Arlington, MA

Enhancing the Employee Value Proposition: Strategies for Individuals to Increase Their Value in the Eyes of an Employer
Ian Duckworth, Associate Director of Research, Barker Langham Recruitment, Girona, Spain

Counter-Intuitions for Museum Compensation
John Wetenhall, Director, The George Washington University Museum & The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Tough Love: Museum Salaries and the Working Class
Mathew Britten, Museum Manager, Bury Transport Museum, UK
Kerry Grist, Collections Assistant, Science Museum Group, Slough, UK

Service or Servitude? Wage Policies of Mexican Public Museums
Amelia Taracena, Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Mexico City

Passion as Pay: The Widespread Effects of Staff Turnover
Michelle Friedman Manning, Head of Education and Academic Initiatives, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

"Far Too Female": Museums as the New Pink-Collar Profession
Taryn Nie, Independent Museum Professional, Corning, NY

What's Going on in this Picture? Museum Education as Undervalued Labor
Emily Turner, Museum Educator, Seattle, WA

Gender, Equity, and Museum Technology Salaries
Seema Rao, Principal and CEO, Brilliant Idea Studio, Cleveland, OH
Kelly Cannon, Associate Educator, Interpretation, Research, and Digital Learning, MoMA, New York
Liam Sweeney, Senior Analyst, Ithaka S+R, New York

You Say We Need a Revolution
Martha Morris, Associate Professor Emerita of Museum Studies, George Washington University, Washington, DC 

The Price of Greatness: Are Graduate Programs in Museum Studies Changing the Game?   
Julia Courtney, Collections Curator, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Decent Working Conditions Required to Make Compensation Decent
Paul C. Thistle, Formerly Curator & CAO , The Sam Waller Museum, The Pas, MB, Canada

Investing in the Visitor Experience: Why Museums Should Stop Using Volunteer Docents and Start Paying Their Educators
Tara Young, Independent Museum Professional, Shrewsbury, MA

Re-engineering the Way Museums Work: A Redefinition of Who We Consider "Staff" and What We Consider "Work"
Jon Ingham, Senior Associate Consultant, Barker Langham Recruitment, London

A Case for Salary Transparency in Job Postings
Charlotte Martin, Senior Manager of Access Initiatives, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, New York
Sarah Maldonado, Membership Coordinator, New York City Museum Educators Roundtable
Anthea Song, Associate Manager, Public Programs, Guggenheim Museum, New York

Drafting New Labor Policies for the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums
Jessica Brunecky, Director of Visitor Experience, University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO

Advancing Salary Equity through Legislation
Kristina Durocher, Director, Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

A Promise to the Workers
Jaclyn Kelly, Educator, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

State of the Union:  A Case Study
Stefanie Jandl, Independent Museum Professional, Acton, MA

Next-Gen Thinking for Museum Recruitment
Micah Styles, Darren Barker, Eric Langham | Founders and Directors, Barker Langham Recruitment, London

Taking it to the Board:  Salaries as a Matter of Institutional Policy
Dawn Salerno, Executive Director, Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum, New Bedford, MA
Mark Gold, Partner, Smith Green Wax & Gold LLP, Pittsfield, MA

Financial Resources for Pay Equity, Visitor Experience, and Public Value
Michael O'Hare, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Jodi Kovach, Curator of Academic Programs, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH


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