Share experiences and learn from others
Mentoring is a relationship between two people where one helps the other to improve skills, knowledge and professional development.

It is a long-term relationship, often lasting several years, needing commitment and enthusiasm from both parties. Both people actively opt to enter an equal relationship to share experiences and learn from each other.

Mentees will be undertaking the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA).

What are the benefits of mentoring?

Both parties can share ideas, expand networks, improve interpersonal skills and gain confidence and enthusiasm. Mentees get to focus on their career development and mentors can increase their professional status and give back to the profession.

How much of a commitment is being a mentor?

You will need to meet with your mentee 3-4 times each year and may have additional phone or email contact in between.

You should discuss all your mentee's professional development plans and summaries with them and suggest any improvements. When you are both happy with the paperwork you should email confirmation to the Museums Association or sign the front sheet of your mentee's paperwork.

The final stage of the AMA is a 45 minute review with two museum professionals where your mentee will need to demostrate that they have met the AMA assessment criteria. As mentor you play an important role in helping your mentee to prepare for the professional review, as well as helping to increase their confidence. 

You can take on as many or as few mentees as you wish. 
Click here to read what previous mentors say

How do I register to become a mentor?

1 You need to attend a one day Introduction to Mentoring workshop. This will give you more information and guidance on mentoring. We will also provide you with a mentoring toolkit.

Click here for workshop dates

2 Compete a registration form so we can add your details to the mentor lists. Please note that any information put in this form will be circulated to prospective AMAs and other mentors.

Click here to download a mentor registration form (word)

Please keep the professional development department informed of any changes to your mentoring details such as a change of address. If your details change, please email: