A Word of Advice: Careers in Museum Education
Education and Interpretation
The Conference Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     301 
How many times in our careers have we lamented “IF ONLY someone had told me that!” This session is the place where museum education professionals offer up brutally honest words of wisdom as they relate to a successful career path and turn to the audience for their best advice.

Session Format :    Idea Forum

Learner Outcomes

Celeste DeWald - California Association of Museums

Paula Gangopadhyay - The Henry Ford

Ben Garcia - San Diego Museum of Man

Ben Garcia is Deputy Director at The San Diego Museum of Man. In this role he serves as an advocate for the visitor experience, collections, and for multiple ways of knowing. His prior museum experience includes three years as Head of Interpretation at the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, as well as administrative roles in the education departments of the J. Paul Getty Museum and Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

D. Lynn McRainey -

Leah Melber - King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

Dr. Melber has presented nationally and internationally on creative and innovative approaches within informal environments. In addition to numerous refereed journal articles, she has authored/edited five books including most recently Teaching the Museum: Careers in Museum Education through AAM Press. She was awarded a 2010 Promising Leadership Award from the Association of Midwest Museums and more recently the 2014 Excellence in Practice Award from the American Alliance of Museums.