After a good few weeks of planning, post-its and shuffling, we are pleased to announce the first set of sessions for the newly renamed #FMJSummit, in partnership with Group for Education in Museums (GEM), supported by Art Fund.
Our first 27 sessions represent a range of our planned strands, giving everyone the chance to learn about new, or familiar, job roles, get some advice on managing your own career – including time for reflection and personal development and the first set of “real talk” where we analyse and dismantle the issues of the museum and heritage sector recruitment.
Booking and Programme
All events are COMPLETELY FREE to attend, but you do have to book in advance; all booking information can be found on the Fair Museum Jobs Eventbrite
All events will take place on Zoom, and you’ll receive all the communications you need to join closer to the events.
If you like seeing things arranged in a chart – take a look at the PDF here, otherwise carry on for a list of the sessions we’re announcing today.
Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve released today, but don’t panic if the session you hoped for is missing – we’re still working on plenty more! All the links go to the booking page with more information including the panellists we’ve announced so far!
Monday 23 November
- Breakfast with Fair Museum Jobs
- How to successfully manage trainees and apprentices
- What’s it like to be a museum curator?
- Doing well at interviews
- Things no-one tells you about Parental Leave
Tuesday 24 November
- Development Breakfast: What counts as professional development anyway?
- What’s it like to work in small museums?
- What’s it like to work in volunteer management?
- What’s it like to work in museum operations?
- Better together: unions in the heritage sector
- Moving into leadership
Wednesday 25 November
- What’s it like to work in collections management?
- What’s it like to be a museum director or museum manager?
Thursday 26 November
- Development Breakfast: How to research an organisation
- What’s it like to be a freelancer in museums and heritage?
- Tales from the Job Centre
Friday 27 November
- Development Breakfast: Mentoring
- Anti-racism in museum recruitment
- What’s it like to work in museum visitor experience and front of house?
- What’s it like to work in conservation and collections care
Saturday 28 November
- Development Breakfast: Keeping track of your career
- Building professional confidence
- Your personal values and how to use them
Sunday 29 November
- What’s it like to work in museum archives?
- Finding your Creative Why
- A Guide to Networking
- Freelancing in museums – by the numbers
Code of Conduct
Everyone who participates in the FMJSummit – as a panellist, speaker, attendee or our own FMJ team will all be expect to adhere to our Code of Conduct – click to view our current draft
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