I also want to thank all of you who participated in the online survey about museum careers. The data we collected via SurveyMonkey was a great framework for informing and encouraging young people who hope to enter our field. Along with the data, Sarah and I shared some information about places where students and other museum job-seekers might find employment opportunities. Besides a bevy of job posting websites, which I'll list later, we mentioned a job fair taking place in Cleveland tomorrow. Idealist.org is hosting a non-profit job fair on CWRU's campus at the Thwing Center from 11:00-3:00. You are supposed to pre-register, however the event is free and I am fairly certain that most who show up will be welcome. So, if you find yourself looking for a new position in the nonprofit field, click here to check out the entire list of over 40 organizations represented at the Cleveland job fair tomorrow.
As promised, here are the museum job sites we shared with the students in our session yesterday:
As a somewhat sad aside, I am currently researching an upcoming article on how the current economic climate is affecting museums in our region. If any of you have specific, or even general information you would be willing to share with me on this subject as it relates to your situation, your museum, or that of someone you know, please let me know. I would like to get a clearer idea of just how pervasive the recent spate of staff and budget cuts has actually been. Thanks for your interest and assistance.