Matching Skills to Jobs in Culture and Heritage Sector
THURSDAY, 20 July 2017, 12:30-15:00
Graduate School Conference Room (C1.18), Ellen Wilkinson Building
Finding the right job depends as much on getting to know yourself as getting to know what jobs are out there. It’s important to build an ambitious (but realistic) view of your experience, skills and knowledge to match yourself to the right jobs and the right companies. This session is aimed at helping you to think through your knowledge, skills and experience, and matching them to employer needs and opportunities in the job market. You will gain confidence in presenting your transferable skills to a non-academic audience and learn how to best promote your talents for transitioning into the culture and heritage sector.
12:30-13:00 – Lunch
13:00-14:00 – Panel: ‘What skills, knowledge and experience are employers looking for and what values do they place on post- doctoral level writing, research, planning and communication skills?’ (Panelists: Dave Moutrey and Chiara Zuanni; Chair: Pauline Hadaway) 14:00-14:10 – Comfort Break
14:10-15:00 – Learning and Practical: ‘Matching skills, experience and knowledge to the job market’ (Sarah Feinstein & Pauline Hadaway)
Sarah Feinstein has worked in the cultural sector for over seventeen years, including as a programme officer at the Arts and Business Council of Chicago and museum specialist at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.). She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College, a MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a MA in Creative and Critical Analysis from Goldsmiths University London. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Cultural Practices at the University of Manchester.
Pauline Hadaway is a cultural manager with over fifteen years’ experience at senior management level, providing leadership, direction and strategic vision; strategic, business and financial planning, income generation and directing recruitment and management of creative, administrative and technical staff. Pauline is currently undertaking a professional doctorate at University of Manchester School of Arts, Languages and Culture and holds an MA cultural management (MA) and advanced diploma in social enterprise management (Ulster University).
Dave Moutrey is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of HOME. In his former role as Director & Chief Executive of Cornerhouse, he oversaw the successful merger of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company to form HOME. Throughout his career, Dave has been involved in the leadership, management and marketing of arts organisations. He played a leading role in establishing the Cinema Arts Network, a national network of cross artform venues; spent eight years as Chief Executive of Arts About Manchester (now the Audience Agency); worked for two years as Marketing Director for City of Drama; and managed Abraham Moss Theatre for six years. Dave is also a qualified drama teacher and was until recently a practicing artist and theatre producer, with experience of over 30 community productions with Greater Manchester-based groups. Dave is a Fellow for the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Chiara Zuanni currently works in the Research Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She graduated in Classics at the University of Bologna and received an MA in Archaeology from the University of Bologna. She also holds a doctorate in Museology from the University of Manchester. Previously, Chiara worked as an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow and research fellow at the Institute for Cultural Capital, a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.