June 4: Behind the Scenes: LGBTQ+ San Diego Exhibit

June 4 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego History Center

Join San Diego EMP for a tour of the San Diego History Center’s exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego, with curator Lillian Faderman. Lillian will discuss the stories of struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego, beginning with persecution, then looking at the ways the LGBTQ+ community organized in San Diego. She will highlight documents, photos, artifacts, and brief videos that trace these early attempts to fight back and to claim a legitimate presence in San Diego.

Lillian Faderman is an internationally known scholar of LGBTQ+ History and literature. She has authored numerous books of LGBTQ+ community including The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle and Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Her books have been translated into seven languages.

Tour begins at 6:15 pm and will last about an hour. Attendees are welcome to experience the exhibition on their own after the tour ends.

The tour is free, however, a donation of $5 is requested to support San Diego EMP’s mission of providing professional development programs for local museum professionals.

 RSVP Today!

 

See you there!

San Diego EMP

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May 16: 3rd Annual Museum Mixer (SDMC & EMP)

May 16 | 5 – 7 PM | The LOT Liberty Station

Please join the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) and San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) for the 3rd Annual Museum Mixer!
This year’s networking happy hour will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The LOT in Liberty Station.

Join museum colleagues from all over San Diego to celebrate International Museum Day (May 18) and another inspiring year of arts and culture in San Diego.

Mix, mingle, and participate in a fun networking bingo for your chance to win an awesome prize!

This event is a no host event. Suggested donation of $5.

Free street parking available throughout Liberty Station.

Cheers,

San Diego EMP

April 23: Cover Letter Writing Workshop

April 23 | 6 – 7:30 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

Join us for a hands-on workshop! Crafting a compelling, tailored cover letter can be challenging, but the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals are here to help! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll get pragmatic, professional writing advice that you can apply to your own cover letter. Over the course of an hour and a half, you’ll learn characteristics of successful cover letters and work in groups to understand what makes a cover letter stand out for the right reasons. You will leave with tools to help you effectively communicate why you are the best candidate for your desired job.

RSVP TODAY!

Dr. Steve Merriam will facilitate the workshop. Dr. Merriam has served as Interim Director of the Professional Writing Program in SDSU’s Department of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, and currently directs the university’s undergraduate Business Communication program. Dr. Merriam teaches graduate courses in professional writing at SDSU and UCSD Extension, specializing in corporate and foundation grant writing for nonprofits.

Suggested donation: $10

This workshop includes light refreshments. Your donation helps San Diego EMP to continue providing free and low-cost professional development opportunities.

The workshop will take place at the San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. You’ll enter through the west entrance, across from the San Diego Junior Theater. The door is marked “Staff Entrance;” an EMP board member will meet you there!

RSVP TODAY!

Cheers,

San Diego EMP