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A life in museums : managing your museum career

Author: Greg Stevens; Wendy Luke
Publisher: Washington, DC : AAM Press/American Association of Museums, 2012.
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Whether you are an experienced leader, a mid-career professional hoping for a promotion, or a recent grad applying for your first internship, this is the guide you need full of sound advice, practical tips, and illuminating personal stories that span the array of museum disciplines. Topics range from personal branding and resume writing to managing from the middle and leadership at all levels; from professional  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Stevens; Wendy Luke
ISBN: 9781933253701 1933253703
OCLC Number: 779530032
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Getting started. Why museum work? / Wendy Luke and Greg Stevens ; Career path: Making my way to museum work / Greg Stevens ; Types of jobs in museums / N. Elizabeth Schlatter ; Practically speaking: The informational interview / Wendy Luke ; Considering grad school? / Laura B. Roberts ; Career path: Grad school changed my life / Phyllis Hecht ; Back to school : museum studies programs during tough times / James Yasko ; Career path: Life lessons, a journey of continuous learning / Kimberly H. McCray ; Powering up your personal brand / Greg Stevens ; Practically speaking: Take action! / Greg Stevens ;Career path: From guard to great / Patrick McMahon ; The eight networking competencies / Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon ; Practically speaking: Networking and relationships / Greg Stevens ; Polishing your resume / Nik Honeysett, Katherine McNamee and Greg Stevens ; Practically speaking : Give your resume a strong start / Wendy Luke ; Do I really need a cover letter? (Yes, you do) / Wendy Luke ; Practically speaking: Sample job posting and cover letter / Wendy Luke ; Applying for federal jobs (or the Smithsonian) / Maggie Limehouse and Erika Mack-Dillaber ; Working in a small museum / Janice Klein ; Practically speaking: Careers in college and university museums / Linda Downs and David Robertson ; Acing the interview / Katherine McNamee and Greg Stevens ; Practicum: STAR! / Greg Stevens ; Practically speaking: Interviewing and negotiating / Nik Honeysett ; Internships as stepping stones / Sandra Abbott and Greg Stevens ; Practically speaking: Turning your internship into a job / Michael Balderrama ; Helping hands : volunteering in museums / Amy Rogers Nazarov with Greg Stevens ; Practically speaking: Why volunteer? / Wendy Luke ; Career path: Amy in wonderland / Amy Duke --
On the job. From student to staff member / Lin Nelson-Mayson ; Practically speaking: Museum professionals continuum chart / Wendy Blackwell and Wendy Luke ; The value of 21st-century skills / Marsha L. Semmel ; Practically speaking: Top ten job skills / Katherine McNamee and Greg Stevens ; We can't keep our mouths shut / Colleen Dilenschneider ; Practically speaking: Generations at work / Wendy Luke ; Writing professionally, the forgotten skill / Carol Bossert --
Using a career journal to document achievement / Elizabeth L. Maurer ; Practically speaking: Year-round performance management / Wendy Luke ; Communicating with your boss / Gary Ford ; Practically speaking: Levels of initiative / Gary Ford ; Career development as an aspiring museum professional / Joseph Gonzales and Nicole Krom ; Career path: Transferable skills / Wendy C. Blackwell --
Managing and leading. Managing from the middle / Sheetal Prajapati ; Practically speaking: Checklist for becoming a better manager / Sheetal Prajapati ; Leadership at all levels / Elizabeth Peña ; Working on or managing teams / Gary Ford and Greg Stevens ; Practicum: Spider chart activity / Gary Ford ; Practically speaking: Working on project teams / Myriam Springuel ; So you want to be a director someday? / Diane Frankel and Linda Sweetn ; Career path: Educator-turned-director / Nathan Richie --
Career changes. Navigating within your institution / Nik Honeysett : Practically speaking: Intent vs. perception on the job / Wendy Luke and Greg Stevens ; Should I stay or should I go? / Claudia Ocello ; Practically speaking: The Kaizen way to performance improvement / Wendy Luke ; So you (think you) want to be a consultant? / Mary Case ; Rebounding after losing your job / Claudia Ocello ; Mentoring matters / Amanda Kodeck and Wendy Luke ; Practically speaking: Open-sourcing your mentorship / Cecilia Wichmann ; Strategizing me : making a personal career plan / Anne Ackerson ; Practically speaking: Painted picture / Wendy Luke.
Responsibility: edited by Greg Stevens and Wendy Luke.


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