2010/11 NEMA Salary & Benefits Survey
An invaluable tool for museum directors and personnel managers, the Salary Survey covers more than 48 positions in every museum department. Salaries are reported by institutional budget and discipline. New to this edition, we have tracked 12 years of salary averages for each job description. The survey includes statistics about education, gender, and part-time professionals. Data is drawn from New England museums as of December 2010. (72 pgs., .pdf)
We are grateful for the support of Museum Search & Reference and Qm2 for sponsoring this publication.
$60.00 NEMA members, $100 non-members
Please Note: A complimentary copy of the Salary Survey was emailed in November 2011 to those museums that participated.
The 2012 National Comparative Museum Salary Study, a collaborative effort between the American Alliance of Museums, NEMA, Association of Midwest Museums, Southeast Museum Conference, and the Mountain Plains Museum Association, provides detailed salary information on 48 key full-time positions in museums, plus an overview of demographics, benefits, and selected hourly positions. The study is based on methodology developed by NEMA and used in our regional surveys for the past 25 years.
The survey is available free of charge to those who participated in or purchased the most recent NEMA regional salary survey. To receive your PDF copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to purchase your copy of the 2012 National Comparative Museum Salary Study (including a complimentary copy of the New England regional study plus a copy of “Spot Check on the Paycheck,” NEMA’s analysis of 25 years of salary data), click here. The price is $60 for NEMA members and $100 for non-members.
Museum Futures: Place Your Bet
In the fall of 2012 NEMA's executive director, Dan Yaeger, gave three presentations and compiled a white paper on "Museum Futures." The purpose of each presentation was to give a “state of the museum field” snapshot for 2012, and speculate on where we’re headed.
During the past year, our NEMA community spent much time in such speculation, trying to anticipate trends, identify opportunities, and create innovative approaches to running a museum. The NEMA work-shop season was filled with glimpses of the future, including “Museums, Inc.: Mapping a Strategy for the Museum Field,” our six-part series of leadership events for museum CEOs and senior staff. Our 2012 future studies culminated at the NEMA conference, which inspired many of us with the theme “Pushing the Envelope: Innovation and the Future of Museums.”
So for those who missed out on the workshops and conference, reading this paper will perhaps help bring you a taste of what we talked about. And for those who were part of the “live audience” in Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont, thanks for your attention and feedback.
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Museums, Inc. White Paper
In the summer of 2012 NEMA conducted a series of six leadership workshops throughout New England. The series, titled "Museums, Inc.: Mapping a Strategy for the Museum Field," engaged more than 100 museum directors and senior staff in an exercise in which they, for a day, became the leadership team of Museums, Inc., a fictional, multinational nonprofit corporation operating the world's museums.
Now you can read a white paper we've just published that shares the "Museums, Inc." experience and sheds light on how our region's leaders view the future of museums globally. You might be shocked and amazed with some of the suggestions!
To download your copy of the white paper, click here.
Products & Services Directory
The Products & Services Directory links you to NEMA independent museum professionals and corporate members serving the museum industry. You will find listings indexed by product category and company name to help you reach the resources you need quickly and easily.
Click here to access the Products & Services Directory.
The 2008 Economic Recession in New England Museums: Executive Directors’ Response
Between March 23 and April 1, 2009, 102 executive directors and senior administrators gathered at seven locations throughout New England for open and frank conversations about the effects of the recession on their institutions. They discussed the ways in which the economy has taken its toll on them, personally, as executive directors and senior managers, and options for guiding their institutions through the current crisis. This report suggests several avenues for further study, and the author hopes that investigations and publishing on these topics will continue.
Click here to download a .pdf of the report.
New England Independent Museum Professional Fee Survey, 2009
The Independent Museum Professionals PAG of the New England Museum Association undertook a comprehensive survey of fees, billing practices and related business practices in the summer of 2009. The questionnaire was administered using Survey Monkey and was made widely available to members and non-members of NEMA. All responses were anonymous. There were 101 surveys completed, at least in part, although many questions yielded significant blank answers.
The survey instrument and final report was produced by Laura Roberts and Erica Donnis. They extend heartfelt thanks to the NEMA staff and a host of cooperative testers for their assistance and advice.
Click here to download a .pdf of the survey.
2007/08 NEMA Salary & Benefits Survey
An invaluable tool for museum directors and personnel managers, the Salary Survey covers more than 41 positions in every museum department. Salaries are reported by institutional budget and discipline. The survey includes statistics about education, gender, part-time professionals and volunteers. Data is drawn from New England museums as of December 2007. (71 pgs.)
$30.00 NEMA members, $37.50 non-members
Please Note: A complimentary copy of the Salary Survey was mailed in October 2008 only to those Institutional Members that participated.
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