Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can login and search for almost 1000 sample documents related to museum operations.

Professional Networks

Organized around job responsibilities and areas of common interest, Individual Members can access 22 Professional Networks.

The Bookstore

The most informative and authoritative professional literature on every aspect of museum operations. 

Recorded Webinars

Affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunities for you, your staff and your colleagues.

Human Resources

Standards and Best Practices

The Alliance shares standards on Leadership and Organizational Structure.

Contractors and Consultants

This section has information about choosing a consultant, contracted services by type, contracts, employees vs. independent contractors, finding a consultant and request for proposals.


This section addresses employment contracts, director evaluation and transitions.

Employment Law

This section has links to the full text of relevant legislation and information about compliance.


This section has information about designing an internship program, recruitment, selection and supervision.

Personnel Policy Issues

This section has resources on benefits, compensation, diversity, grievance, harassment, performance management, personnel records and privacy and separation.

Position Descriptions (Staff)

This section has information about job analysis and position descriptions.

Leadership and Management

This section provides resources on leadership, management skills and team building.

New Staff

This section addresses background checks, interviews, job offers, orientation, recruitment and resumes.


This section reviews orientation and training; performance management; policy development; position description development; recruitment; screening, interviewing and placement; and volunteer program management.

Staff Structure

This section deals with organizational structuring, strategic structuring and organizational charts.