NOTE: These events took place in November 2020 but we have retained this page as a reference list. To view available recordings, visit our youtube channel
Today we announce the final and full set of sessions for the #FMJSummit
All booking information can be found on the Fair Museum Jobs Eventbrite
All sessions are FREE to attend – and we’ve got no fewer than 60 of them, and nearly 200 speakers! We hope that there’s something for everyone, and that the sessions will help you build your career, offer advice, and suggest ways to make the museums sector a fairer place. Please click on the links for more information
If you’d like to see this as a chart – you can download it here as a PDF:
Thanks to our speaker/follower Louisa Knight, here’s a Word document version with times and links:
Monday 23rd November
Breakfast with Fair Museum Jobs
When Museums Don’t Love You Back: Problems at Work
The Pros and Cons of Museum Studies
How to successfully manage trainees and apprentices
What’s it like to be a museum curator?
Things no-one tells you about Parental Leave
Sector Support Showcase Part 1
Tuesday 24th 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?
Sector Support Showcase Part 2
Better together: unions in the heritage sector
Wednesday 25th November
Sector Support Showcase Part 3
What’s it like to work in museum social media, marketing and PR?
Museums and Galleries Scotland Skills for Success Scheme
“Doing exhibitions” – the where, the when, the how and the why!
What is museum academia and could it be a career for me?
What’s it like to work in collections management?
What’s it like to be a museum director or museum manager?
Thursday 26th November
Development Breakfast: How to research an organisation
Making your application processes fairer and more accessible
Disabled peoples’ experiences of navigating museum careers
What’s it like to work in Museum learning?
What’s it like to be a freelancer in museums and heritage?
Being an advocate: working for the sector
What’s is like to work in museum youth engagement?
Off the beaten path: museum jobs you never considered
Friday 27th November
Development Breakfast: Mentoring
What’s it like to work in museum fundraising?
Writing Job Applications and Covering Letters
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
Sector Support Showcase Part 4
Saturday 28th November
Development Breakfast: Keeping track of your career
Sector Support Showcase Part 5
Building professional confidence
Pay and Contracts in Heritage Work
Journeys In and Out of the Sector
Rethinking Museum Recruitment with Kids in Museums
Your personal values and how to use them
Sunday 29th November
What’s it like to work in museum archives?
Social Class and working in museums
Social Media and LinkedIn as a tool for professional development and networking
Freelancing in museums – by the numbers
Do we need to register to attend?
Hello – yes! You need to register at the eventbrite links on the blog! FMJ team