BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Staff’

  • Interpreting slavery, with its powerful resonances, is a privilege and a great responsibility. We have an obligation to the public to share a comprehensive and conscientious story of the past, especially as studies show that the public considers museums to be their most trusted source of historical information. The Tracing Center conducted a survey to […]

  • The Institute for Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICE) is an immersion program for mid-career museum, preservation, historic site, and other arts and culture professionals designed to introduce business applications and principles of entrepreneurial thinking with the goal of expanding vision and leadership skills. ICE is a dynamic, four-day experience that immerses participants in the world of nonprofit […]

  • This 2009 Tech Talk by Jim Mattson and Erik Holland provides guidance on using data to drive organizational performance, especially in all-volunteer organizations. Measuring performance helps an organization understand how to apply finite resources for maximum value.      

  • In the age of the iPad, old books are valued more than ever. Your family heirlooms may include religious texts, photo albums, journals, or treasured editions of favorite authors. If one of these books becomes damaged through age, wear, or accident, you may ask a conservator to restore the book. But when you receive the […]

  • The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is pleased to provide this overview of trends and issues concerning the museum and heritage organization community in New York State. Our industry faces many operational and programmatic challenges: layoffs, program cutbacks, and funding losses plague many institutions in a sector known for leveraging every dollar it receives. […]

  • Recent unemployment and jobs statistics reveal huge challenges for our nation: 15 million Americans are still out of work, and the number who have been jobless six months or more has reached a record high of 6.8 million. Moreover, the private sector created just 41,000 new positions in May, far short of expectations for 150,000 […]

  • Are you looking for ways to make better use of volunteers? This session provides a framework for determining which tasks are suited to volunteers and to make sure that these unpaid staff are appropriately trained, supervised, and evaluated. The session highlights collections, education, visitor services, and archives volunteers. Chair: Rebecca Martin, Volunteer and Tour Coordinator, […]

  • How would you like some help? Could you use one or two extra hands? How about someone who really knows how to make progress with your latest challenge? Paid, regular employees are one option, but the organization may not be able to afford them or willing to make a long term commitment. Volunteers, interns, and […]

  • From loss prevention to staff training to electronic security, there is a lot to consider when safeguarding your institution’s collections. Stevan Layne, a leading authority on security management, risk assessment, emergency preparedness, violence prevention, and loss prevention spoke live with participants on how to incorporate smart security into their collections care plan at any budget. […]

  • Even the best written disaster response plan can be greatly compromised if staff members have not been trained on how to carry it out. Conducting drills and exercises of your institution’s response plan is critical for testing procedures, identifying problems, and discussing solutions. Tabletop exercises, which are dedicated to discussion, and functional exercises, which are […]