Moving on Up: Building a Dynamic Museum Career

26 February 2018, Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd - National Museum Cardiff
Museums Association MP Seminar

Moving on Up is the essential conference for early career professionals who want to take control of their careers, develop their networks and be inspired to have an impact in the sector.

Now in its fifth year, Moving on Up is an opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers, network with peers and senior museum professionals, and participate in practical workshops and discussions.

Delegates attending the event will discover how to navigate the challenges of the current jobs market, how to raise their profile and how to ensure they are developing the necessary skills to benefit their future career progression.

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The day includes:

  • Participatory workshops

Taking a skills-led approach to your museum career. Led by Oonagh Murphy, Lecturer in Arts Management, Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, at Goldsmiths

Museum Oops your career: celebrating mistakes. Led by Katherine McAlpine, creator of Museum Oops

Create your own opportunities (while still doing the day job). Led by Ed Lawless, the Education Manager: Samsung Digital Learning Programme at the British Museum and founder of the Emerging Museum Professionals networks.

  • Question Time with senior museum professionals

Katie Mortimer Jones, Senior Curator: Invertebrate Biodiversity, at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
Jenny Haslett, Museum manager at Northern Ireland War Memorial
Steph Mastoris, Head of Museums at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

  • Moving On Up Alumni: putting your career plan into action

Simon Brown, Curator of Collections at Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Museums and Galleries
Shaz Hussein, Assistant Curator at the Science Museum
Charlotte Morgan, Museum Manager at Cynon Valley Museum Trust, and MA rep for Wales

  • Breakout sessions

CVs and interviews
Employment Law
Making a business case for your ideas
Being an influencer


There will also be networking opportunities, speed mentoring, inspirational keynotes, pledge cards and more. Nat Edwards, Head of Masterplan, North, at the Science Museum Group, will chair the day.

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