How do I post a job announcement?

It's easy!
Just send MERC your job announcement via our Job Posting Form, or do it old school and send us an e-mail. We'll post the job, list it in our RSS feed and on Facebook, then send it out via Twitter. We will then contact you to say the job is listed and send a link to our secure credit card payment page. We can also provide you an e-mail or snail-mail invoice for payment via check or money order.

About the Museum Employment Resource Center:
MERC has been listing jobs for the museum and cultural resource communities since March, 1996. We are the oldest such service on the internet and, on average, over 200 employment seekers visit our website each day. As of January, 2017, we have posted jobs for over 2,700 museums. Answers to frequently asked questions about MERC can be found here.

How much does it cost to post a job?
The fee for posting a job announcement sent via e-mail is $39 (USD) regardless of word count.

This fee applies to each job sent to MERC. If multiple position openings are listed in the same job description, the $39 fee will be charged for each job mentioned.

Positions are listed for 12 weeks - less if requested. Posting costs cannot be pro-rated for a shorter posting length.

What methods of payment does MERC accept?
MERC accepts payment via credit card, and via check or money order. (Please note that organizations outside the United States must prepay via credit card.)

To Pay Via Credit Card
As mentioned above, after a job has been posted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains a link to the PayPal secure server. Clicking on the link will allow you to safely pay via credit card. Note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to pay via credit card.

To Pay Via Check or Money Order
If payment with credit card is not made within three days of a job listing, MERC will send you an e-mail invoice (or a snail mail invoice to your billing address if you prefer). The invoice can be paid via check or money order.

To post a job announcement, you will need to do one of the following:

We ask that all job announcements sent to us via e-mail include the following:
  • position title (ie. Curator of Plains Indian Artifacts),
  • museum name,
  • city, state, and country of museum location,
  • your billing address.

You will be notified via e-mail when your job has been posted.

Jobs are generally posted within three work days.

Special requests for the removal of ads may take from five to seven days. Please note that numerous websites around the world "borrow" job listings from MERC without asking our permission in order to increase their own traffic. We have no control over the removal of information on those sites.

When you send information to MERC, avoid tabs and don't use special fonts, special characters, or special colors.

You should have no formatting beyond left aligned, bold, italic, and/or plain text.

Please note that MERC will not post a graphic in your ad.

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This page last updated 12-9-19.