Emerging Op-Eds is a community series that shares opinions and tips from our NEMPN members. Have an idea or a topic you’d like to share? Submit your idea here. Informational … Continue reading Informational Interview Etiquette
Being an emerging professional often means moving for your first “real” job. Moving can be nerve-wracking and there are many factors to consider, including how to get connected to those in your field. Museum work, much like other fields, relies heavily on networking. Being able to establish yourself in your new city is crucial for becoming an integral part of the field.
NEMPN has partnered with Museum Masters Review in an effort to determine what Emerging Museum Professionals are truly seeking in their college/university experience. Your submissions are anonymous, so please be … Continue reading Attention Potential Museum Studies Students, Current Students, and Recent (and not so recent) Grads!
This month’s question from Erin Murphy asks,”It would be helpful for people to know other professional organizations (aside from NEMPN) for various kinds of staff in museums as well as … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Professional Organizations
This month’s question asks, “In DC especially, there are a large number of contractors working within the museum system. What is it like working as a contractor? What are the … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Contract Work in Museums
This month’s question, asked by Jessamyn Yenni , asks “How can museums incentivize volunteers in younger demographics (who are generally more guarded of their limited spare time) if that cannot afford to … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Engaging Youth
This month’s questions, asked by Jessamyn Yenni, asks “What are the benefits to workers of being unionized? Why might the workers choose to have one or go without?” Response from … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Museum Unions
The National Emerging Museum Professional Network is looking for a few good members to join our leadership team! You’ve seen our Annual Report and know we are ready to make big things … Continue reading Become a NEMPN Leader!
This month’s question, asked by Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly , asks “What is your experience trying to move not only jobs, but locations? Is it feasible or wise to take a temporary position in … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Relocating for your Career
This month’s question, asked by Kelsey Picken, asks “Why, after working in museum education for the past several years, have you chosen to return to graduate school?” Andrew Westover, a Ph.D. … Continue reading Ask An Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field – Why Get a Ph.D.?
How to Address Employment Gaps This month’s question concerns how to handle an employment gap in a productive way. It is easy to feel like your in-between job isn’t helping you … Continue reading Ask an Expert: Experienced Notes from the Museum Field
Who are Emerging Museum Professionals? We want to get a better idea of who the members of our network are. Please consider helping us out by completing this survey. Answers … Continue reading Who are we anyway?