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The 12 Best Museums and Institutions Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

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 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 12 best museums and institutions companies to work for

1. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

3.9 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 management opportunities (4.2 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

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2. Philadelphia Zoo

3.8 stars

Philadelphia Zoo is a museums and institutions company that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Philadelphia Zoo:

"Friendly environment and majority were women in charge"

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3. Art Institute of Chicago

3.8 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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4. Smithsonian Institution

3.3 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 female representation in leadership (3.6 stars) and management opportunities (3.5 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 Folkli…"

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5. National Aquarium

3.1 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 the people you work with (3.7 stars).

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

"Best place I've ever worked"

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6. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 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 have…"

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7. MASS MoCA

3.1 stars

MASS MoCA is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the North Adams, MA area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.5 stars).

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8. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

2.8 stars

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Pittsburgh, PA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.8 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh:

"Lots of female representation in high places (including our CEO!). Commitment to programs specifically geared toward girls' education and lots of special events or lectures celebr…"

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9. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2.8 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 (3.7 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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10. Georgia Aquarium

2.7 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 management opportunities (3.1 stars).

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11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2.7 stars

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a museums and institutions company headquartered in the Inwood, 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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12. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

2.3 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 management opportunities (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 at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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