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Updated Sep 15, 2023

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  • "And you will meet so many great people (tourist) from all over the world.(in 58 reviews)
  • "Federal government benefits are excellent for the federal positions and trust positions have good benefits as well.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Great Staff (non(in 15 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and behind the scenes access to museum collections(in 14 reviews)
  • "Amazing opportunities to work on global projects and collaborate with internationally celebrated artists and scholars.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Low pay and no promotion oportunity(in 21 reviews)
  • "poor management(in 14 reviews)
  • "Low salary for DC metropolitan area(in 11 reviews)
  • "Unpaid internship where I was doing some of the same work that paid employees were doing.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Depends on the institution but bad leadership can really tank the experience(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Nov 4, 2021
      Project Curatorial Assistant
      Current Contractor
      CEO Approval
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      Large budgets for projects and acquisitions.


      No benefits for non-employees. Little to no diversity.

      1. 5.0
        Jan 6, 2022
        Gift Shop Attendant
        Former Employee
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Lovely Staff Great Environment Very Straightforward Cashier Position


        Benefits weren't great when I was there

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