A Museum Career

May 2, 2014
Hosted by Carol Bossert

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May is AAM month on Museum Life in honor of the upcoming annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums May 18 – 21 in Seattle, Washington. Today’s guest, Greg Stevens, has directed the AAM professional development program since 2007, addressing career, management and leadership development for the field. He is the creator of AAM’s successful online programs, the AAM Career Café and Museum Career Labs. Greg is the co-editor with Wendy Luke of the best-selling book, A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career now in its fourth printing, and most recently wrote the afterword in the new AAM publication, Teaching the Museum: Careers in Museum Education. On today’s show, Greg will talk about his own career path, the changing nature of museum careers and how professionals can stay nimble and engaged—in their institutions, in their communities and in the field.

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Museums attract millions of visitors and employ thousands. The Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this cultural business. Museum Life showcases leaders in the field who provide perspective on current issue as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. The Museum Life is broadcast live every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.

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Carol Bossert

Carol Bossert

Carol Bossert loves museums. She has spent her career working in and for these important cultural organizations that include traditional collection-based museums, science centers, national parks and visitor centers.

In addition to hosting Museum Life, Carol Bossert maintains an active consulting practice to help cultural institutions, government agencies and corporations engage with their communities through exhibitions and place-based experiences. Her clients include Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, Great Lakes Science Center, International Spy Museum, North Carolina Museum of Natural History, and international clients in China, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Learn more at http://carolbossertservices.com/.

Carol Bossert holds a doctoral degree in biology from the University of Texas-Dallas and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Zoology from DePauw University. She is a graduate of the J. Paul Getty Museum Management Institute and has served professional organizations such as the American Alliance of Museums and National Science Foundation. She is also a member of The Museum Group, an organization of senior professionals in museum practice and Praxis Museum Exhibit Group.

She blogs about museum and civic issues http://carolbossertservices.com/blog/.

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