Events Open Discussion Professional Development

December 5: Making Your NetWORK: Stewarding Relationships for Mutual Success

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December 5 | 6 – 8 PM | New Americans Museum

The expression “it’s not what you know, but who you know,” is only one part of the networking equation.

Stewarding professional relationships requires identifying mutually beneficial connections, outreach and cultivation. The good news is these are all things that can be learned. Our panelists will discuss strategies for building rapport, maintaining relationships and how to ask for support while expanding relationships with stakeholders invested in you.

In other words, how to make your netWORK!

We will hear from 3 incredible panelists:

  • Jeremy Bloom, Donor Relations Manager, ACLU
  • Rebecca Handelsman, Senior Director of Communications, San Diego National History Museum
  • Jill Hammons, Membership Director, USS Midway Museum

Tickets are free with a suggested donation up to $10. Space is limited. Register today!

Parking: The New American Museums is located in Liberty Station, surrounded by plenty of street and lot parking. See map

RSVP – Get your tickets here!

 See you there for our last event of 2017!

San Diego EMP

Thank you to our host organization:
New Americans Museum San Diego


Events Networking Professional Development

September 6: Smith Leadership Symposium

September 6 | 9AM – 5:30PM | The San Diego Museum of Art / Fleet Science Center

San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals are invited to attend the 2017 Smith Leadership Symposium: Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement on Wednesday, September 6 in Balboa Park.

This year’s Smith Leadership Symposium will explore the connection between social responsibility and civic engagement. What is your organization’s social responsibility to the arts, culture, and science community, as well as, the community at large? How can organizations be more civically engaged? This professional development opportunity will bring together local and national speakers for a full day of learning opportunities focused on how individuals can be advocates for not only themselves, but for organizations as a whole through civil discourse and inclusive programming.

Speakers: Shamell Bell a dancer and Community Organizer and Arts & Culture liaison with Black Lives Matter LA, Milenko Matanovic founder of the Pomegranate Center in Seattle, Monica O. Montgomery founding Director and Curator of the Museum of Impact, and Mike Murawski Director of Education and Public Programs from the Portland Art Museum. Learn more about the program and what they’ll be sharing.

Registration is now open! ​San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals receive $5 off each ticket price ($20 in savings!) – enter promotional code Affiliate_Org. Register here!

**Planning to take a group of 10 or more? Email for group rates!**

Events Meet Ups Networking Professional Development

June 28: How To Play Well With Others


June 28 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM | San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Does going to work feel like you’re the new kid on the playground? Dealing with a coworker who won’t share their toys? Feeling trapped in an inescapable game of office telephone?

Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals and Rising Arts Leaders San Diego for an evening of fun and games designed to help build relationship management skills in the workplace.

Our co-hosts, Chelsea Hogan of MuseumProv in LA, and Scott Stewart, website developer and improv enthusiast, will lead us in improvisational games that will expand our communication skills and help us build positive working relationships, both in the office and exhibit space!

Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP – Get your tickets here!


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See you there!

San Diego EMP

About MuseumProv


MuseumProv blends object-based, visitor-centered Museum Education philosophy with Improv comedy, revealing the commonalities in both disciplines, and bringing participants closer to museum exhibitions through active engagement via classic Improv games. MuseumProv increases confidence through performance, bonds families and colleagues, and fosters meaningful connections with museum exhibitions whose impact is vital and lasting. Offering trainings, performances, and interactive programs for people of all ages, MuseumProv aims to create fun and accessible ways to connect with objects and each other through Improv games and close-looking in museums, galleries, and historical sites.