Sep 30: Behind the Scenes: Sustainability at The Nat

September 30 | 5:30 – 7 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego EMP’s 2019 theme is the year of “Big I.D.E.A.S!” This encompasses Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Sustainability. EMP’s September program focuses on the “S.” As many local organizations work to “go green” for environmental and economic reasons, learn about how the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat) is working to “go even greener” with their current operations.

Join Rubi Baricuatro, Manager at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Sustainability Program, and Michael Field, Director of Experience Design at The Nat, as they guide you through a unique behind-the-scenes tour that will shed some “energy efficient light” on the important work of sustainability in museums!

This tour is free to attend, but registration is required.

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See you there!

San Diego EMP

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.

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See you there!

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.

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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!

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Cheers,

San Diego EMP