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

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Don’t Stop Me Now: Launching your Museum Career

26 November 2022, 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.  
The Museums Association is 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. 

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Welcome to the sector

Sharon introduces the event and sets out our vision for the sector

Sharon Heal
Director, Museums Association
Networking activity

More details to be revealed. Attendees will join small breakouts to undertake a fun networking activity.

Getting your break in the museum sector

Tamsin leads an interactive session offering advice on how to launch your career in museums – covering job searches and applications, interviews and professional development.

Tamsin Russell
Workforce Development Officer, Museums Association
Panel Discussion: Skills for the future

What skills and qualities do those entering the sector need to get ahead? How can new professionals ensure their CVs match what museums are looking for in their workforce? Our panellists discuss the burning issues in the sector and answer your questions on how to secure your place in it.

So what next?

Sharon reflects on the day and offers some final words on your next steps into the sector.

Sharon Heal
Director, Museums Association

Event fees

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

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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 10 November. 

Important booking information

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Event details

Date 26 November 2022
Time 1400-1700
Location Online, Zoom



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