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Mentors and Margaritas

  • American Philosophical Society 105 South 5th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Calling all Emerging Museum Professionals! If you're less than a decade into your museum career, come mix and make connections with mentors representing a variety of museums and jobs during this special networking event. Bring a resume to workshop with professionals, as well as some ideas to let the Museum Council know what types of programs would best serve EMPs in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Some of the mentors joining us this evening:

  • Maxine Gaiber: After two decades in museum education with some side trips in marketing and fundraising, Maxine Gaiber has served as an executive director at three area cultural institutions. Hear about how and why she took this road and how you can prepare yourself to go on a similar journey.

  • Rose Chiango: Rose Chiango is the Associate Archivist and Records Manager at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is interested in all things museum, especially the change and growth of the archives profession in our connected, digital world.

  • Allison Krisch: Allison is a museum educator skilled in creating dynamic programs for diverse, intergenerational audiences. She has 13 years of experience in program design, curriculum development, staff management, and grant writing.

  • Pat Wittwer: Pat Wittwer stumbled into museum 17 years ago and after working at a science museum, historic site, aquarium, children's museum, and a corporate museum, he has yet to find his way out.

  • Alice Emerson: Alice Emerson currently serves as an Assistant Director of University Advancement Communication at Villanova. She loves taking on new challenges, and has dedicated her career to helping cultural organizations advance their missions through strategic communications and marketing.

  • Cat Aboudara: Cat Aboudara thinks of herself as a nerd herder and has produced provocative educational series at the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Franklin Institute, Smithsonian Associates, California Academy of Sciences and Nerd Nite that successfully foster life-long learning in adults through curiosity and play.

  • And more!

Light refreshments will be provided. Register for your spot now!