April 5, 2017
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
This event is for individuals with autism and other developmental differences (ages 18+) to learn about the varied careers in cultural organizations. Attendees will engage in small group conversations with professionals at cultural organizations about the day to day features of their jobs and their career paths. There will also be a short panel. They will talk with representatives at a variety of museums and theaters, large and small, across departments (visitor services, marketing, retail, technical production, archives, access, education, and more).
All participants will attend the panel. Participants may also sign up for one session either before or after the panel. In these sessions, participants will have two small group discussions with cultural organization representatives and other attendees. If you choose to have your small group discussions before the panel please select the 5:00 pm start time when registering for this event. If you would like to have your small group discussions following the panel then please select the 5:30 time slot.
Once participants are registered for the event, they will receive a detailed packet of information about the event one week before.
The event schedule is as follows:
4:45-5pm Session #1 guests arrive and check in
5-5:15pm Session #1 Small Group Discussion One
5:15-5:30pm Session #1 Small Group Discussion Two (Session #2 guests arrive and check in)
5:40-5:50pm Welcome and Introductions
6:30-6:45pm Session #2 Small Group Discussion One
6:45-7pm Session #2 Small Group Discussion Two
Speakers will span many organizations and departments. Some of the positions represented include:
Volunteer and Information Manager, Whitney Museum of American Art
E-Commerce Associate, The New York Transit Museum
Supervisor of Museum Services, The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Museum Educator for Access and Community Programs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A full list of speakers will be sent prior to the event.
This event is part of the Supporting Transitions project. For more information on this project, click here.
This project is generously supported by The FAR Fund.