Mentorship Program - Become a Mentee

The Mentorship Program matches Emerging and Mid-Career museum professionals as Mentees with their Established and Senior Level peers as Mentors.

By becoming a Mentee, not only will you learn and grow from the experiences and expertise of your Mentor, you will be contributing to a culture of inquiry and inspiration within the museum community.


Characteristics of a Mentee

  • Has three to twelve years of combined education and employment experience in the museum field
  • Has an understanding of current theories and standards in museum practice as it relates to the AMA'sStandard Practices Handbook for Museums, 3rd Edition.
  • Can identify the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and connections they want to learn or develop
  • Is a self-directed learner that takes initiative
  • Solicits and accepts constructive feedback
  • Wants to explore their interests, strengths, and career goals


Benefits for Mentees

By learning from a knowledgeable, established museum professional, you will build your skills and continue to grow your career in the museum community.

  • Gain information, feedback, advice, and guidance from an experienced and accomplished museum professional in a safe and supportive space
  • Get practical, first-hand insight into the realities of the museum field
  • Increase your self-confidence and experience in professional settings
  • Become more empowered to make decisions
  • Develop your communication, study, and personal skills
  • Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
  • Gain insight and clarity about future plans and the next stage of your career
  • Build new professional networks and develop professional relationships with colleagues


Please review the Mentorship Program Overview and Guidelines before submitting your application.

For more information about the Mentorship Program, please contact or 780.424.2626.

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