College Night: Museum Mechanics

March 18, 2020

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This event is ticketed separately from regular museum admission and we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance.

This event is part of our ongoing College Night series.

So many different fields and professions go into building and running a museum, but often that work is hidden or unseen. Our lecture series will feature at least three museum professionals speaking back-to-back about their roles and how they ended up in their line of work. Each evening is designed to introduce students to the diverse skills that go into the making of a museum.

After sharing these experiences, Poster House will lead students in a professional development session that will help prepare them to apply for a museum internship or other job in the field.

This Wednesday we are focusing on Museum Mechanics. Hear from our amazing user experience team, our operations director, our collections manager, and get a great resumé review!

6:30pm: UX Designer John Kudos discusses the digital interactives he developed for the museum.
6:45pm: Operations Director Colin Brady speaks about the building systems integrated into the museum that control the lighting, HVAC, and security features.
7pm: Collections Manager Melissa Walker reviews her role as the keeper of the museum collection, and how it is managed and protected.
7:15pm: Resumé Review! We’ll show you the basics of resume building and what we look for in the hiring process.

Tickets: $10 at the door/$7 online (free for student members)

Like your time with us? Great! The cost of this ticket can go toward a $35 Student Membership after the event, which gets you in to all upcoming College Nights for free!

Looking to get more involved? This is only the beginning of Poster House’s 2020 student programming. Join us in the future for:

Promoting & Products Lecture
March 30, 6:30–7:30pm
Hear from our PR firm director, our Marketing Manager, our Product Manager, and learn crucial interview skills!

Curation & Design Lecture
April 14, 6:30–7:30pm
Hear from legendary design scholar Steven Heller, our Chief Curator, our Design Director, and prepare for Poster House’s Speed Dating!

Speed Dating
April 29, 6:30pm
Bring your resume and best elevator pitch and engage in a round of speed interviews with the departmental heads at Poster House. The 2 most compelling candidates will be offered an internship in their preferred department that is coordinated with the student’s calendar.

Film Screening

May 6, 6:30–9pm
Produced and directed by Gary Hustwit, this feature length documentary confronts the complex development of typeface and graphic design. Interviewing the masters of graphics type, Helvetica opens a conversation among designers about the necessary symbiosis of order and creativity.

All events listed are free with a Student Membership!

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