YPO Spotlight: Cleveland Emerging Museum Professionals
Cleveland Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) was developed in December 2011, in order to help YPs start and strengthen careers in the many excellent museums around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Cleveland EMP welcomes professionals, students, and the public who have been in museums for less than ten years and are interested in connecting with their peers. Nationally, EMP is a subgroup within the American Association of Museums that looks to enhance professional development and provide additional resources to guide career paths.
A word of advice from Cleveland EMP: always be networking! The museum field can be very difficult to get into, but if you know people currently in the field, it will improve your chances of advancing your career.