2014 Conference


Introducing the NEMA Career Growth Studio

Create a masterpiece of your career. Attend NEMA’s Career Growth Studio, an overnight experience of inspiration, skill building, and self-awareness immediately following the conference in Cambridge. Whether you are just beginning your museum career or have years under your belt, the Career Growth Studio will give you what you need as you prepare for your next step in life.

On Friday, November 21, we’ll start with a reception and dinner discussion. Then get ready for a full day on November 22, when we’ll have insightful, informative conversations about how to make the most of your museum career.

Cost to participate is just $250 for NEMA members and $300 for non-members; includes participation fee, materials, meals, web conversations throughout the year, and a reunion at the 2015 NEMA conference. The Hyatt Cambridge will honor its special conference rate for your Friday night stay.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 21
5 – 6 pm   Reception
6 – 7 pm   Dinner
7 – 8 pm   Discussion

Saturday, November 22
7:30 am   Buffet Breakfast
8 – 9 am   The Keys to Leadership
9 – 10 am   Manage Your Personal Brand
10 – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 – 11:15 am   How to Network
11:15 – 12:15 pm   Manage Your Lifestyle
12:15 – 1 pm    Lunch
1 – 2 pm   How to Move Up the Museum Ladder
2 – 3 pm   Make the Plan/Next Steps


Ways to Save

Roommate Matching
Email Sarah Marcoux Franke (sarah.marcoux@nemanet.org) with your contact information if you’re interested finding a roommate for Friday night, and we will do our best to match you with another attendee. Roommate matches are not guaranteed.

Financial Aid
Limited financial aid is available to help defray the cost of attending the Career Growth Studio. Financial aid may be applied to participation fees.

To apply, email Sarah Marcoux Franke at sarah.marcoux@nemanet.org with a brief statement about how participation in the Career Growth Studio would enhance your personal, academic, and/or professional development, and the circumstances that prompted you to apply for financial aid.

Financial aid will be distributed on a rolling basis, with priority given to current NEMA members.

We will contact you to let you know if your financial aid request was successful. Please do not register using the online registration system until you have heard about the status of your financial aid request. We will provide registration information along with your financial aid notification. Questions? Contact Sarah at (781) 641-0013 or sarah.marcoux@nemanet.org.