Take Control of Your Career

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Session Title:

Take Control of Your Career



Christine Moreland (museumsuccession, Project Coordinator, Ontario Museum Association) and Jenna Rose (Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives, Canada’s National Ballet School).


Session Description:

With increasing competition and a shortage of opportunities, how can Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) move from entry level jobs to more senior positions? How can they remain engaged in the field? To move across the border between entry and senior level positions, EMPs should seek out unconventional opportunities to grow their knowledge and skill sets. The learning outcomes for this session are for EMPs to recognize their current experience and skills, to identify areas they should develop and to learn how to seek out opportunities that will help them achieve their goals. Speakers will discuss: different museum career paths, finding professional development funding, how to market yourself, building a personal brand, consulting, taking initiative in entry level jobs, seeking challenging volunteer opportunities and the value of mentor-mentee relationships.


Session Slides: 

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Presenter Biographies:

Christine Moreland  museumsuccession Project Coordinator (Ontario Museum Association)

Christine Moreland completed her MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and is currently the museumsuccession Project Coordinator at the OMA. She has worked in public programming at heritage sites in Canada and the UK for over five years. Christine additionally consults on exhibition development and interpretive planning projects. She is passionate about professional development and the future of the museum sector.


Jenna Rose Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives (Canada’s National Ballet School)

Jenna Rose is the Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives at Canada’s National Ballet School, where she contributes her knowledge in fundraising, research and project coordination. Jenna holds a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto, and has held positions with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), and has worked alongside the OMA (Ontario Museum Association).