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A good museum makes
“a positive difference in the quality of people’s lives.”
Stephen E. Weil
Making Museums Matter, 2002


From Wendy Luke


“Today it’s not that people are your greatest asset, it’s that the right people are your greatest asset.”


To be a great hire for your museum, the candidate must be aligned with your mission, value your museum’s culture, have demonstrated the skills and attributes needed for the position, meet your education and experience requirements, be respected in his/her field (especially for manager and senior-level positions), be recognized as a leader (for senior-level positions), and want to be on your team.

I will work with you to define what your institution needs. Then I can:

I have successfully recruited for all executive and senior-management levels, including: the ”C-Suite” – CEO, CFO, COO; Vice Presidents/Directors of Exhibitions, Education, Program, Development, Human Resources, and Visitor Services.

Since 2002, the International Spy Museum, just a block from the FBI, has helped more than two million visitors understand what is real, and what isn’t. Before they even opened their doors, I helped create the management structure, personnel review system, and benefits/compensation packages to ensure that the staff they hired could deliver a memorable museum experience for young and old.

“Wendy has a natural gift for understanding how people work together and what they need in order to function as a healthy team. Her approach is candid, respectful, and open-minded, which somehow brings out the best in everyone else. In some ways she's carrying on the tradition that her husband, the late museum scholar Stephen Weil, advocated so eloquently: that museums and other nonprofit organizations are first and foremost human enterprises that must work for individuals and communities if they're going to work at all.”

Peter Earnest
International Spy Museum
Washington, DC


“Eleven months before we opened the International Spy Museum, I hired Wendy to define our staffing requirements, write the job descriptions, and recruit the senior management team. We had the right team in place for the opening.”

Dennis Barrie
Former President
The Malrite Company