The mission of San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) is to facilitate career growth through networking and professional development opportunities. San Diego EMP welcomes members from all fields and is primarily composed of employees, volunteers, and students in their first ten years of a museum-related career. By offering regular meetups, workshops, tours, and other profession-related activities, San Diego EMP is a valuable resource for San Diego’s museum community.


We strive to bring together San Diego’s EMP community for networking and professional development opportunities. We facilitate career growth and advancement through networking, workshops, and events. We provide a platform for EMPs to communicate with and learn from one another.  We also create a strong EMP presence in the City and County of San Diego through partnerships with local and national museum and cultural professional organizations. We create a network within our local arts, science, and culture community to benefit the career growth of our members.