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The 9 Best Museums and Institutions Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (December 2019)

Looking for a new job in museums and institutions? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best museums and institutions companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Museums and Institutions companies on this list have been rated by 10 or more participants as of December 3, 2019. Rate your company ›

The 9 best museums and institutions companies to work for

1. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3.7 stars

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Cincinnati, OH area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.4 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden:

"As long as you are dedicated, love a fast paced environment, and are ready to roll up your sleeves to get messy this is the place to be! Plus you get to see the animals every da..."

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2. Art Institute of Chicago

3.5 stars

Art Institute of Chicago is a museums and institutions company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Art Institute of Chicago:

"This was a great place to work, full of brilliant, creative people. More and more opportunities for women were cropping up and it was a very supportive environment. "

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3. National Aquarium

3.3 stars

National Aquarium is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Baltimore, MD area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.9 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for National Aquarium:

"Best place I've ever worked"

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4. The Henry Ford

3.1 stars

The Henry Ford is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Dearborn, MI area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Henry Ford:

"Interning for The Henry Ford has been a fantastic learning experience. They are just as dedicated to each other as they are to creating an amazing experience for guests. They ha..."

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5. Smithsonian Institution

3.0 stars

Smithsonian Institution is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Washington area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for learning opportunities (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Smithsonian Institution:

"The Smithsonian CFCH was one of the most female friendly environments I have ever encountered. There were many departments headed be women, including the entire Smithsonian Folk..."

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6. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2.9 stars

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago:

"Great place to work for."

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7. Georgia Aquarium

2.5 stars

Georgia Aquarium is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.6 stars) and the people you work with (3.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Georgia Aquarium:

"The education department is headed by women. I do have male coworkers, and all of them are intelligent and professional. I do wish there were more opportunities to move into ful..."

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8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2.5 stars

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.5 stars) and the people you work with (3.4 stars).

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9. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

2.4 stars

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Williamsburg, VA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars) and paid time off (3.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation:

"One of the best employers that I have EVER worked for! "

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of December 3, 2019.

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