Moving on Up: Making an Impact with your Career

Museums Association

Organiser:Museums Association
Venue:Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross
Event cost:£75-£115

Do you want to advance your career and have greater impact in your work, in your community and in achieving your ambitions?

How can museums and heritage professionals work for radical change, and how can they meet the challenges that presents?


And how have people gone about changing the sector while also creating successful, fulfilling and sustainable career paths for themselves?


Aimed at museum professionals in the first five years of their career, the event aims to empower and inspire a radical, challenging workforce.


Whatever your role in the museum sector, you can benefit from this one-day conference for early museum professionals.


Attendees will have a valuable opportunity to network with peers and senior museum professionals, discuss the challenges of the current jobs market, learn new skills and build on their professional development.


The event aims to help you increase your confidence, meet new contacts and find out about innovative and creative ways of getting ahead rather than just relying on traditional career paths.


Moving on Up is the essential event for anyone wanting to:

  • build courage
  • develop their career
  • be a positive force for change
  • create a unique space for themselves in museums
  • think creatively about what they should do next
  • find new opportunities and make the most of them.

At Moving on Up you will:

  • hear from inspirational leaders
  • learn how to network successfully
  • get top tips on navigating job opportunities
  • discover how to raise your profile in the sector
  • take part in interactive workshops and panel discussions
  • ask and be asked the essential questions for taking your career to the next level.


Speakers include:

Simon Brown, Curator, Newstead Abbey and Project Curator, National Justice Museum
Sacha Coward, Museums and Heritage Consultant
Andrea Hadley-Johnson, Artistic Programme Manager, National Justice Museum
Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association
Skinder Hundal, Chief Executive, New Art Exchange
Sam Jenkins, Project Leader, Museum Wellness Network
Jo Jones, Head of Arts and Museums, Leicester City Council
Sue Mallender, Real World Science Officer, Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director, Birmingham Museums Trust
Rachel Noel, Curator, Young People’s Programmes, Tate
Boseda Olawoye, Independent Engagement Curator and Consultant
Tamsin Russell, Professional Development Officer, Museums Association
Anne Sharman, Project Leader, Museum Wellness Network
Dan Vo, Project Coordinator, LGBTQ Tours, Victoria and Albert Museum
Georgina Wilding, Creative Director, Nottingham Poetry Festival
Alex Woodall, Museum Consultant and Facilitator


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Museums Association member £75
Non-members £115


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Contact:Lorraine O'Leary
42 Clerkenwell Close
United Kingdom

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