Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Time for change?

Well, YMPers, I actually don't have much to talk about, but wanted to throw something out there since we haven't had a post in a while. So, what's on my mind these days is the fact that not only myself, but a whole bunch of people I know, in the museum world and beyond, are moving this spring or summer -- to new jobs, new places. And as my own Seattle search kicks into high gear (see some of the posts below for more on that), I'm just starting to see a lot of interesting job openings, with a sense that even more are coming, whereas prior to the past few weeks it seemed like things were pretty sparse. Is it all the trappings of spring -- end of the school year, spring cleaning, things in bloom -- that inspires all this change? Anyone else out there moving on to bigger, better things?

3 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm going to be moving to Seattle next summer! Will be looking into museum jobs and I'm checking out the U Wash Museum Studies program.

Are you looking into art or history/science museums? What kinds of good news are you hearing?

Will you keep me posted on Seattle-specific jobs-to-come you hear about? Maybe opening a year from now? :) Good luck with the search! I hear Seattle is beautiful in summer!

Melissa
http://museumwonderings.blogspot.com/

Library Diva said...

I am! I'm very excited about it. After spending nearly two years with a staid, static organization that had a steadily eroding audience, I'm moving to a more urban area and working at a museum that's had steady growth, strong attendance, and a real plan for the future. My last day at my old job is Monday. I'm very excited!

Courtney said...

Congrats to Melissa and Library Diva (rather belatedly)!

Melissa, I look forward to having you as a fellow Seattle YMPer. Will try to get in touch with you off-post so we can share contacts/advice.

Library Diva, hope the new job is working out well. My last day at my current job is this Friday, and although I don't yet know what my new position across the country will be, I too am excited about the change!