Get networking at Moving On Up

Kasia Delgado, 13.01.2014
Boost your career at one-day event
Delegates at the Museums Association's (MA) one-day career development event next month will have the opportunity to meet with senior professionals and potential employers as they learn how to give their career a boost. 

Moving On Up: The secrets of a successful museum career takes place on 6 February at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

The programme for the day includes inspiring keynote speakers, practical roundtable discussions, a variety of workshops and plenty of opportunities to network with peers and potential employers.

Delegates will learn how to pitch themselves, leadership skills and how to progress in the current climate. They will also hear from museum directors about how they got to where they are today, and can take part in a speed-mentoring session with senior professionals and drop-in career surgery sessions.

Rebecca Atkinson, online publications editor at the MA, said: "Moving On Up aims to address some of the challenges facing people in the first five years of their museum careers. We want to empower people to take control and think innovately about their career progression and how they can contribute towards a more radical workforce."

Kate Brindley, director of the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Graham Boxer, director of the Imperial War Museum North and Katy Archer, director of the People’s History Museum, will take part in a Q&A session about progressing from entry-level jobs to leading an organisation.
A discussion on what makes a radical workforce will be led by David Fleming, director of National Museums Liverpool, Maggie Appleton, director of Luton Culture and Rowan Brown, director of the National Mining Museum Scotland.
Keynote speakers include Tom Andrews, chief executive of People United, Kristin Hussey and Terri Dendy, founders of the Ministry of Curiosity and Richard Wilson, author of the anti-hero report.
This programme has been put together in consultation with a programming committee of representatives from Imperial War Museums, Ashmolean Museum, Leicester University, Worcestershire Museums, ThinkTank and National Museums Scotland.

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