Events Meet Ups

January 11: 2017 Kick-off Happy Hour

January 11 | 5 – 7 PM | Negociant: North Park Urban Winery

Happy New Year EMPs, we made it!

After a holiday break, San Diego EMP wants you to get right back in to the mix. Invite your museum buddies and join us for our 2017 kick-off event at Negociant Urban Winery in North Park!

Enjoy good drinks and good conversation – meet some new EMPs to start the year off right! Also, stay tuned for the big reveal of San Diego EMP’s 2017 programming theme and calendar of events.

Let us know you’ll be there!

** Special thanks to those of you who joined us for our December Blind Date Resume Workshop at White Labs! It was the perfect FUN & productive way to end the year! **



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Events Networking Professional Development

December 14: Resume Blind Date Workshop
December 14 | 6 – 8 PM | White Labs

The new year is just around the corner and you know what that means? New resolutions! Perhaps you’re looking to grow your career, apply for a scholarship, or just want to dust off your resume for the new year – well, you’re in luck!

Join us on Wednesday, December 14, from 6pm – 8pm at White Labs to hear from two experts on branding your self as you pursue professional endeavors!

Janice Rougas, Director of Human Resources at the San Diego Museum of Man, will share tips, tricks, and trends in the hiring world. Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director/Museum Studies Professor at San Diego Mesa College, will share how she prepares her students for the “real world” outside of school.

Don’t forget to bring your resume! As you enter the event, we will collect your resumes and randomly pair you with another EMP for a peer editing session. You’ll get to discuss each other’s resumes over a pint of beer, giving tips and pointers to help one another succeed, plus you’ll also get to ask the experts in the room their opinion.

Don’t miss out on our last workshop of the year!

See you there!

Events Professional Development

June 30 – EMP Summer Workshop

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EMP Summer Workshop: What the Tech?
Tuesday, June 30th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Treetops, San Diego Zoo

A professional development workshop exploring how San Diego museums are engaging new technologies to support the Visitor Experience, Fundraising, and Mission fulfillment.

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Could your institution use a push into the 21st century? Do you want to stay relevant to a new generation of plugged in, media savvy visitors? Want to better connect with your audiences on all levels? With the ongoing development of mobile technologies and online platforms, museums are finding themselves with a wide variety of new tools to support their missions. These tools can enhance the museum experience for visitors inside and outside of the institution. They can provide staff with new ways to understand and reach out to their audiences and donors by creating targeted campaigns. While there is not a one size fits all approach to technology and museums, this workshop is intended to be a catalyst for attendees to consider how different devices or programs could support new and ongoing initiatives within their institutions.

Join San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals on June 30th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the Treetops Room at the San Diego Zoo for a professional development workshop discovering the ways that museums are using tech. We are thrilled to have guest speakers from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and Classy (a local fundraising platform for social causes). Following the presentations, attendees will work together to brainstorm new uses of technologies in the fields of visitor experience, fundraising, and mission fulfillment in a mini-workshop.

Missed the workshop? Have no fear, you can catch all of the presentations here!

This workshop is made possible by the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Online Collaborative, and your contributions. Thank you for your support!