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MuseumTools - A High-Impact HR Toolkit for Science Centers

You may freely download and customize any of the tools below. Documents are in MS-Word format, unless otherwise noted. Please send corrections or suggestions for additional tools to info@sciencenter.org.

    High-Impact Hiring

  1. Recruitment Matrix
  2. Recruitment Matrix - Example
  3. Position Description
  4. Position Description - Template
  5. Hiring Timeline - Template
  6. Instructions to Applicants
  7. Position Announcement
  8. Position Posting
  9. Telephone Screening Questions
  10. Personal Interview Questions
  11. Reference Check Questions - Phone
  12. Reference Check Questions - Written
  13. Letter of Employment - Template
  14. Letter to Unsuccessful Candidates - Advertised
  15. Letter to Unsuccessful Candidates - Unsolicited
  16. First Day Welcome Letter

    Orientation for Long-Term Success

  17. Orientation Program Manual
  18. Orientation Manual Table of Contents
  19. Orientation Schedule
  20. Organizational Culture

    Staff Handbook

  21. Staff Handbook
  22. App A – Staff Code
  23. App B – Benefits Summary
  24. App C – Performance Review Form
  25. App D – Problem Statement Form
  26. App E – Code of Ethics
  27. App F – Whistleblower Policy
  28. App G – Official Spokesperson Policy
  29. Certification – Read Staff Handbook
  30. Confidentiality Statement

    Managing the Team to Reach Its Potential

  31. Decision-Making Guidelines
  32. Learning Goals for Museum Guests
  33. Quarterly Staff Survey Questions
  34. Quarterly Staff Survey Report – Scores (Excel)
  35. Quarterly Staff Survey Report – Comments
  36. Sustainability Framework
  37. Museum Sustainability Index Form
  38. Consultant Hiring Guidelines
  39. Adjunct Scientist Policy
  40. Personnel File Contents Sheet
  41. Exit Interview Questions
  42. Offboarding Checklist

    Planning and Evaluation

  43. Leadership Succession Plan
  44. Recruitment Matrix - CEO
  45. Long-Term Impact of Museums (PDF)
  46. Long-Term Impact Survey Form (Excel)

    Collaboration

  47. Guidelines for Collaboration
  48. Teaming Up Monograph (PDF)
  49. Bylaws of TEAMs Collaborative