Museums Association Mentoring for All Programme

From the Museums Association:

Mentoring for All, a pilot mentoring scheme that will run across England and Scotland from June to November 2017, is now open for applications from prospective mentees and mentors.

Funded by Arts Council England and Museums Galleries Scotland and administered by the Museums Association (MA), the aim of the scheme is to make mentoring as accessible as possible, to as many people as possible.

Mentoring for All is open to paid employees, freelancers and volunteers, and will see 18 mentees and 18 mentors from across England, and one mentee and one mentor from Scotland. Participants do not have to be a member of the MA.

The pilot was developed as a result of recommendations made by last year’s Character Matters report, which looked at attitudes, behaviours and skills in the museum workforce, and through detailed research will incorporate the best aspects of different schemes from different sectors, reflecting the wants and needs of our own sector.

Tamsin Russell, the MA’s professional development officer, says: “We are really excited to launch Mentoring for All.

“We want to provide opportunities for people to grow through mentoring – both mentors and mentees.

“Applications are now open and we are making it as easy as possible to participate. If you have any questions just drop me a line.”

Links and downloads

Mentoring for All: more information and application forms

Mentoring for All is funded by Arts Council England and led by the Museums Association (MA); through this project we hope to transform the way we look at mentoring within the sector.



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