Thanks to Anabel Roque Rodríguez for asking me to answer this question! My answers over on her blog. Read more →
Survey– 2017 Museum Worker Engagement
Hi friends, It’s the second year of my (unscientific) worker engagement study. Will you help by taking the survey? I want to track museum worker engagement year to year, over time. Last year was rough on many of us working in the field, and 2017 hasn’t exactly gotten off to a great start. How are YOU handling it all?… Read more →
Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) website launched!
Want to create equity in the museum workplace but don’t know where to start? We got it all happening here! Read more →
Why are museum workers leaving the field? — UPDATE
A few months back, some colleagues and I asked you for your thoughts about leaving the museum field. Over 1,000 of you responded! This update is a bit of a non-update (sorry!). We’re still processing the responses. In the meantime, here’s some of what we heard: What advice would you give to the museum field to prevent more people… Read more →
The internship, redefined.
There are so many issues wrapped up in workplace culture, and one of them is how we treat our interns. Interns. Young people excited about the field who go on to become our museum coworkers. Good thing or bad thing? Many feel our current model of museum internships is broken. We don’t pay our interns who are working for us… Read more →
So good to see you at the conference in Mystic
Hi everyone, When I have those moments of regret that I’ve spent so much time working in museums, I need only to think about the kind, thoughtful, sharp, and fun people in them. I’m very lucky. We’re an incredible community. Thank you for letting me be a part of it. More soon. Read the white paper. Marieke Read more →
Gender equality in museums now– A Manifesto
A Call for Gender Equity in the Museum Workplace Forty-three years ago a group of women gathered at the American Association of Museums annual meeting, now the Alliance, (AAM). Calling themselves the Women’s Caucus, they asked for numerous reforms to end gender-based discriminatory hiring and promotion practices in the museum profession. At the time, women held fewer than 16-percent of… Read more →
SURVEY! The Generation Game: Millennials, Gen-Xers, and Baby Boomers Working Together
Hi guys, I know. Another day, another survey. But you’ve been so great to help with all the others! Thank you! If you have a spare 4 minutes, can you fill out this survey about how you work with different generations in your museum? Results will be shared at the NEMA conference next month in Mystic, CT.… Read more →
Where are you on the burnout scale?
Dr. David Posen (2013:111) diagrams the burnout process in his book Is Work Killing You? Where do you fall on it, fellow museum worker? Our colleague Paul Thistle tackles burnout and attempts to answer “Is There a “Decent Work” Deficit in Museums?” over on his blog Solving Task Saturation for Museum Workers ~ Help for fully loaded camels working in a rain… Read more →
Why are good museum workers leaving the field? –survey!
I’m working with museum colleagues Claudia Ocello, Dawn Salerno, and Sarah Erdman on this project. Please help! As museum professionals we know that the success of the field depends on the individuals working in it. Ongoing conversations have looked at how to recruit and maintain a diverse and committed workforce and what museum professions need from the institutions they serve. … Read more →