Don’t Stop Me Now: Launching Your Museum Career - Museums Association

Don’t Stop Me Now: Launching Your Museum Career

20 November 2021, 1400-1700
Online, Zoom

Museums are dynamic places to work, sharing ideas and knowledge, engaging with communities, and actively participating and impacting on society.

Choosing a career in museums is an exciting and significant decision. But navigating the different options and getting that all-important first step on the ladder can feel daunting.

We are here to help. This online event is aimed at students and people seeking to work in museums, who want to find out more about their options and learn how they can have a positive impact in their career.

Through an informative and fun programme, learn from people working in the sector about how to start your career and take part in some of the vibrant and impactful work that museums are delivering.

Don’t Stop Me Now helps you consider new and different approaches to your career, giving practical advice and useful ideas to help you chart a path through the museum sector.

Attendees to this event are invited to come to our fun and informal networking event from 1715-1800. There is no need to register for this and Zoom links, along with further information about the activities on offer, will be included in your joining instructions.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort, Hunterian Museum
  • Nusrat Ahmed, South Asia Gallery Lead, Manchester Museum
  • Michael Irwin, Assistant Curator: Late at Tate and Committee Member, Museum as Muck
  • Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association
  • Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer, Museums Association
  • Antonia Canal, Policy and Campaigns Officer, Museums Association

More speakers to follow and a full programme available soon

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Event Fees

Concessionary Member – £15
Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £20
Non-member – £30

Not a member? Join today and pay a discounted price for this event as well as receiving lots of other great benefits.

Inclusive event places

The Benevolent Fund will provide 10 free places to this event to individual members who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQ). 

These free places are part of our wider work towards creating a more inclusive sector. We will also support any accessibility requests such as provision of British Sign Language (BSL), audio description or closed captioning. The deadline to apply for an Inclusive Place is 12 noon on 5 November.

Important booking information

Please sign in and check the email address on your profile before booking. If you have been furloughed and do not have access to a work email address you will not receive your confirmation or joining instructions emails.

If you create a new record with a different email address your membership will not be recognised and your booking will be cancelled. You can check and change your email address here before booking.

Event details

Date 20 November 2021
Time 1400-1700
Location Online, Zoom