National EMP Career Workshops:
Crafting Your Cover Letter
March 9–16 and April 4
Your cover letter is one of most important tools you have in your museum career. Join colleagues and experts for this interactive program as we explore both the structure and content of your cover letter—simultaneously an extension of your resume and a unique communication tool on its own.
In collaboration with local Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) groups
Who Should Attend
Aspiring and emerging museum professionals seeking career guidance
How Will I Benefit?
After participating in this career workshop, attendees will be better able to:
- Explore the structure of an effective cover letter as it relates to your resume
- Determine what to include and not to include in a cover letter
- Communicate professionally with purpose, power and persuasion
- Identify valuable connections and build a network of meaningful professional relationships
All Alliance EMP career workshops feature practical information, local facilitators, skills-building activities and opportunities for discussion and networking. Some local EMP groups may plan for informal, no-host, post-workshop networking events (e.g., happy hours).
FREE: Staff of Tier 3 and Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally Members, Individual Members and Getty MUI Fellows
$50: Staff of Tier 1 Museum Members and Non-members
Advance registration is preferred; onsite registration is on a space-available basis. You will receive registration confirmation email within 24 hours, and further instructions via email closer to the event.
Register for these dates and locations:
San Francisco Bay Area: April 4, 7:30–9:30 p.m.
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
Humanities Building, Room 506
San Francisco, CA 94132
- Sarah Kimmerle, gallery guide, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and visitor research assistant, Exploratorium
- Margaret Middleton, exhibits designer, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Boston: March 14, 6–8 p.m.
Tufts University Art Gallery
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Presenter: Laura Roberts, Laura Roberts Consulting
Cleveland, March 13, 5–7 p.m.
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH
Presenter: Sharon C. Reaves, director of human resources, Cleveland Museum of Art
Kansas City, March 16, 1–4 p.m.
National Archives at Kansas City
400 West Pershing, Kansas City, MO
Presenter: Mary Beth Sloan, manager, human resources, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Los Angeles, March 13, 6–8 p.m.
10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Presenter: Nik Honeysett, head of administration, The J. Paul Getty Museum