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Museums Association research reveals lower average pay for workers in sector
POSTED 31 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Museums Association (MA) director Sharon Heal says new research raises serious questions about entry into the sector, with average pay seven per cent lower overall than the market average.

According to the Association's Salary Guidelines 2017 survey – funded by Arts Council England (ACE) – junior roles are significantly behind similar positions outside of the sector.

Assistants in curator and collections management are 25 per cent lower on average than comparable roles, while assistants in the areas of learning, programming and outreach are 13 per cent lower than the average.

“We know that poor pay and limited opportunities for progression can be off-putting when people are thinking about potential careers,” said Heal.

“We also know that a narrow entry path can squeeze some people out, especially if it is combined with recruitment that focuses on mirroring the workforce that we already have.

“I hope these salary guidelines can support employers, funders and stakeholders to be brave and enlightened, and to reflect and reward the hardwork, knowledge and enthusiasm of everyone that works in and with museums and galleries.”

To read the full report click here.
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Museums Association research reveals lower average pay for workers in sector
POSTED 31 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Museums Association (MA) director Sharon Heal says new research raises serious questions about entry into the sector, with average pay seven per cent lower overall than the market average.

According to the Association's Salary Guidelines 2017 survey – funded by Arts Council England (ACE) – junior roles are significantly behind similar positions outside of the sector.

Assistants in curator and collections management are 25 per cent lower on average than comparable roles, while assistants in the areas of learning, programming and outreach are 13 per cent lower than the average.

“We know that poor pay and limited opportunities for progression can be off-putting when people are thinking about potential careers,” said Heal.

“We also know that a narrow entry path can squeeze some people out, especially if it is combined with recruitment that focuses on mirroring the workforce that we already have.

“I hope these salary guidelines can support employers, funders and stakeholders to be brave and enlightened, and to reflect and reward the hardwork, knowledge and enthusiasm of everyone that works in and with museums and galleries.”

To read the full report click here.
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The Museums Association has announced the first keynote speakers for its November conference, with poet Lemn Sissay and comedian Francesca Martinez set to address this year’s delegation.
Museums Association's Transformers scheme extended across the UK


The Museums Association (MA) is bringing back its Transformers programme – a scheme designed to help people in the sector change the way they work for the better – for the third consecutive year.
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Oil giant BP's sponsorship of cultural attractions in the UK has not breached the Museum Association's (MA) code of ethics – although it has raised significant questions around sponsorship arrangements in general, said the body.
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Discrimination within the museum sector is negatively affecting workforce diversity, leading to people leaving the field at mid-career level, according to the Museums Association.
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Museums Association research reveals lower average pay for workers in sector
POSTED 31 Oct 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Museums Association (MA) director Sharon Heal says new research raises serious questions about entry into the sector, with average pay seven per cent lower overall than the market average.

According to the Association's Salary Guidelines 2017 survey – funded by Arts Council England (ACE) – junior roles are significantly behind similar positions outside of the sector.

Assistants in curator and collections management are 25 per cent lower on average than comparable roles, while assistants in the areas of learning, programming and outreach are 13 per cent lower than the average.

“We know that poor pay and limited opportunities for progression can be off-putting when people are thinking about potential careers,” said Heal.

“We also know that a narrow entry path can squeeze some people out, especially if it is combined with recruitment that focuses on mirroring the workforce that we already have.

“I hope these salary guidelines can support employers, funders and stakeholders to be brave and enlightened, and to reflect and reward the hardwork, knowledge and enthusiasm of everyone that works in and with museums and galleries.”

To read the full report click here.
RELATED STORIES
Museums Association announces Sissay and Martinez as keynotes for November conference


The Museums Association has announced the first keynote speakers for its November conference, with poet Lemn Sissay and comedian Francesca Martinez set to address this year’s delegation.
Museums Association's Transformers scheme extended across the UK


The Museums Association (MA) is bringing back its Transformers programme – a scheme designed to help people in the sector change the way they work for the better – for the third consecutive year.
BP sponsorship doesn't break ethics guidelines but raises important questions, says Museums Association


Oil giant BP's sponsorship of cultural attractions in the UK has not breached the Museum Association's (MA) code of ethics – although it has raised significant questions around sponsorship arrangements in general, said the body.
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Discrimination within the museum sector is negatively affecting workforce diversity, leading to people leaving the field at mid-career level, according to the Museums Association.
 


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