This page is dedicated to providing professional and personal resources for the San Diego EMP community. Below you will find great resources, touching on multiple subjects. If you have a resource (personal or professional) that you think this community will benefit from, please contact us so we can share the knowledge.
American Alliance of Museums Professional Development Programs. List of online and in-person programs to help you do your job and manage your career.
“The Art of Getting the Job.” Presentation slides from our January 2022 event, “How to Get A Job You Really Want: From Resume to Interview.” Presented by Gregory Smith, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, San Diego Community College District.
Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists Internship Stipends. Offers stipends of $1,500 to three recipients in spring, summer and fall each year.
Collections That Care. Volunteer-run project compiling resources on opportunities in museums and cultural institutions (including internships, fellowships, and grants) for undergraduate and graduate students.
“It’s Brutal Out Here: The Future of Museum Work for Emerging Museum Professionals.” Video recording of San Diego EMP’s panel at CAM Across California 2022.
LGBTQ+ Resources for Museum Professionals. List of LGBTQ+ resources compiled by Western Museums Association that help museum professionals advocate for and advance inclusion of every sexual orientation and gender identity.
LXD: Free Intro to UX/UI for Experience Design from Oregon State University. Free introductory course in UX/UI design and Learning Experience Design.
National EMP Network Salary Transparency Form. Help make museums more equitable by reporting museums that do not include salary in their job postings.
Polaris: The Museum Mentor Network. Connect with museum colleagues, find mentors, and expand your professional network.
San Diego EMP Job Board. Check out our job board to find museums that are hiring, along with tips on ensuring an opportunity is equitable.
WestMuse Self-Care. List of resources and tools to help you and museum professionals maintain a strong, central well-being, both inside and outside of work.
Sidedoor: A Podcast from the Smithsonian. More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.