Delegates at Moving on Up 2015

Take control of your career at Moving on Up 2016

Patrick Steel, 19.01.2016
Develop your network and learn essential skills
The Museums Association’s Moving on Up one-day conference, for early museum professionals who want to take control of their careers, develop their networks and learn essential skills, will be hosted by National Museums Liverpool this year.

The event is an opportunity for those in the first five years of their career to network with peers and senior museum professionals, and to discover how to navigate the challenges of the current jobs market and stand out from the crowd rather than just relying on traditional career paths.

This year’s programme includes a keynote from Stella Duffy, a writer, theatre-maker and the co-director of Fun Palaces, and Sharon Granville, an executive director at National Museums Liverpool; speed mentoring with a range of senior museum professionals; and a Q&A with Andrea Nixon, the executive director at Tate Liverpool, Janet Dugdale, the director of the Museum of Liverpool, Rowan Brown, the director at Alfred Gillett Trust, and Eric Langham, the founder of Barker Langham consultancy.

As a delegate you will also be able to take part in interactive sessions on writing effective personal statements and CVs; learn how find your unique selling point and make a name for yourself in the sector; take the next step in your career with confidence; and identify what skills you will need in the museum of the future.

“It was an inspirational event. Moving on Up allowed me to meet some great contacts and learn skills that will prepare me for a career in the museum sector,” said Harriet Beeforth, the curatorial assistant (collections) at the People’s History Museum, and one of last year’s Moving on Up delegates.

Links and downloads

Moving on Up: full timetable and booking