Thursday, December 28, 2006

When is it Right to Propose?

Staring at the piled landscape that is my desk, I caught a glimpse of AMM 2007 Annual Conference Call For Proposals. I chuckle at the title: "No Museum is an Island" and think it could quite possibly read: "No Young Museum Professional Works on a Deserted Island" even if geography sometimes tricks us. I digress...
Nathan and I discussed the possibilities of Young Museum Professionals leading some sessions. What are we interested in? What topics would you like to see discussed? Would any of you like to present? Please post any possible topics up for discussion.

I'll give one topic that seems to be consistently interesting.

The Grad School Question

Discuss.

13 comments:

Jason said...

Erin,

I'd be happy to present. In fact, I sent Nathan an email to this effect just in the last week or so.

Having worked now in two large museums, and having moved up to a department-level director position, I'd be happy to present from that perspective.

Hope to see hear from you soon!

Erin said...

Jason,

Good, do you have any topic ideas?

Jason said...

I know one issue faced by many new professionals (and something not taught even in museum studies programs) is grantwriting. Some of us in larger institutions have at least some support in this process, but perhaps a "how to" session might work. I'm sure I'll think of others.

Anonymous said...

Grantwriting is a good one!

Erin said...

Grantwritting would be a very helpful session to propose, I could present on that topic as well, this pass year I've gained more experience on this. Now a title? Grantwriting for Young Museum Professionals? I'm sure we can come up with a better title, any suggestions?

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Jason said...

I'm not sure about a title, but this is a must have...

The Apprentice Theme

Jason said...

How about....

"What? Money doesn't grow on trees?"

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great idea. Also interesting would be looking for a job, being a new supervisor, and staying up-to-date on the field after leaving the shielded wings of grad school.

Jason said...

I also like the idea of "new supervisor". Here we have very little (i.e. none) training for new managers. I guess that HR is working on a new "manager's manual", but there is nothing in the way of guidance for new managers...and it has had some very serious repercussions. I like it....does that mean we might possibly have two YMP topics?

Jason said...

Had we decided if/who was going to write up a proposal?

career said...

Nice list, helpful.