Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Small Museum Fellowships to AAM's Annual Meeting

The Small Museum Administrators Committee of AAM (SMAC) is partnering with other Professional Networks to offer Fellowships to the 2012 AAM Annual Meeting for Mid-Career Professionals working in small museums.

Two Fellowships will be awarded for mid-career professional from small museums (budgets of $350,000 or less) who have worked in the museum field for at least 3 years. These Fellowships are open to volunteers as well as paid staff.

The Fellowships cover basic conference registration, registration for one evening event and one business lunch, a Fellowship Breakfast, and a $750 travel stipend. All monies must be used to attend the 2012 AAM Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.

To Apply:  Visit for more information about eligibility requirements and application. When applying, you will be expected to provide the following:
  • A description of your job responsibilities and how a fellowship would help advance your museum career and benefit your institution.
  • A summary of your significant contributions and future plans for service to the small museum community, highlighting any leadership roles. Examples include but are not limited to presenting sessions or teaching; serving on professional committees or association board; publications; and/or mentoring interns and emerging professionals.
  • How you will specifically use the opportunity to attend the meeting to assist your colleagues.
  • A statement of your financial need.
  • Your current resume
  • A letter of recommendation from your employer that includes a statement of the value to your institution of your conference attendance.   
  • A copy of the museum’s annual budget or other proof of budget size

Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012. 

Emerging Museum Professionals Fellowships for those in the first 10 years of their careers and Diversity Fellowships for those who are members of under-represented groups in the museum field are also available.   Both are open to individuals working in small museums.   Visit for more information.

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