Seeking Members for our Communications Committee

Do you enjoy all the conversations and postings on our Emerging Museum Professionals Facebook Group? We are looking for individuals who are familiar with managing Facebook Groups and Mail Chimp (this is not a requirement, if you don’t know how to do it and are interested you just have to be willing to learn). The ideal candidate will be a regular Facebook user who is on social media throughout the day or at several points in the day.

Activities include but not limited to:

  • Reviewing and approving posts that fit into our criteria for what is appropriate
  • Develop and post thoughtful “Question of the Week” discussions to help EMPs discuss current museum related events and must be able to remain neutral on discussions and act more as a facilitator.
  • Approves members to our EMP Facebook Group, ensuring no spam members are admitted
  • Put together calls for content from our various committees and chapter for our Monthly Newsletter “EMP Pulse”
  • Format and design EMP Pulse from month to month, creating an easy to read layout and ensuring quality content
  • Adding names submitted from our newsletter list to our email recipient list for EMP Pulse on a regular basis
  • The time commitment for this committee is 5-20 hours per month

Interested applicants should send a resume, 2 professional references, and a one paragraph statement on why you would like to participate in this committee to NEMPN President Michelle Epps at Deadline February 28, 2017. 

Meet our New Treasurer and Committee Members

closecrop_headshotName: Milan Jordan
Committee: Governance
Position: Treasurer
Milan has a background in architecture and American Studies, with a passion for museums and non-profits. She currently works at an architecture organization developing resources, engaging artists and industry partners, as well as managing new program development. Her career is the intersection of mission-driven work for the built and cultural environments.

Name: Stephanie Keating
Committee: Conference
Position: Committee Member
Stephanie works as the Adult Programs Coordinator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In her role as a museum educator, she seeks to facilitate opportunities for the public to access and understand contemporary art. She has a MA in Art History from Boston University with a specialization in mid-century Latin American and European art.

Name: Matt Wagner
Committee: Conference
Position: Committee Member
Matt is an emerging access professional, dedicated to decreasing barriers in cultural institutions. He is a 2016 graduate of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. During his free time, he spends time nerding out to video games, astronomy, and nature.

kimpton_headshot_2017Name: Rachel Kimpton
Committee: Website
Position: Committee Member
Rachel is an educator currently living and practicing in Chicago. During the day, she convinces people that vegetables are amazing and that all things creepy and/or crawly are really cool; she moonlights as a “rogue” public program developer with her cohort at Museum Game Night, encouraging people to be playful at museums around town. She believes in the healing powers of breakfast tacos, loves escaping the city to commune with wilderness, and enjoys playing boardgames with her life partner.

Name: Sena Dawes
Committee: Survey
Position: Chair
Sena is a recent graduate of the UW Museology (Seattle) master’s program and currently works as an evaluator at the Missouri History Museum. She spends her free time binge watching Netflix, playing the bass in various community orchestra, and volunteering at her local dog shelter. And always looking for interactive data visualizations to fill in the gaps in between.

Seeking Members for our EMP Survey Committee

Do you remember the massive survey we did in 2016? Sure you do! NEMPN is looking for a few committee members to join our newly created EMP Survey Committee. We are looking for individuals with strong background in audience research, data evaluation, report writing, and graph and chart creation.

Activities include but not limited to:

  • Reviewing data and recognize interesting patterns and relationships
  • Create charts, graphs, and graphics to help explain the data
  • Work on ways to improve the survey for future data collection
  • collaborates with the Annual Reports and Website Committee to utilize the data internally and publicly

Interested applicants should send a resume, 2 professional references, and a one paragraph statement on why you would like to participate in this committee to NEMPN President Michelle Epps at Deadline February 28, 2017.