Delegates at last year's Moving on up in Manchester

Give your career a boost with Moving on up

Rebecca Atkinson, 27.01.2015
Places still available for early career conference
The full programme for the Museums Association’s (MA) one-day conference aimed at museum professionals in the first five years of their career is now online.

Moving on up: Making an impact with your career will take place on 24 February at the University of Leicester.

Attendees will have the 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, chaired by Hilary Carty, aims to help people increase their confidence, meet new contacts and find out about innovative and creative ways of getting ahead rather than just relying on traditional career paths.

Kathryn Perera, the chief executive of Movement for Change, will give the opening keynote on how delegates can develop their leadership potential. In the afternoon, Hilary Jennings will share how lessons from the Happy Museum project can be applied to people’s careers.

There will also be practical workshops on setting and achieving career goals, practical applications of Museums Change Lives, and how to have an influence in your organisation.

A number of senior museum professionals will attend on the day and take part in a speed mentoring session.

Iain Watson, Maggie Appleton and Tony Butler will take part in a Q&A discussion about progressing from entry level jobs to leading an organisation.

There will be numerous opportunities to network with colleagues, potential employers and MA staff.

Delegates can book online or download a booking form, but places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

You can follow this event on Twitter at #MOU2015.


Moving on up: Making an impact with your career