As an emerging museum professional, there are many resources available to you for career development and advancement. Use this page to keep track of the numerous websites, classes, programs, and other resources that you can use to improve your standing as an EMP. To suggest and / or request any additional resources, please send us an email at


Professional Associations

Ontario Museum Association (Ontario)

Canadian Museum Association (Canada)

Ontario Historical Society (Ontario)

Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (Canada)

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (Ontario)

International Council of Museums – Canada (Canada)

International Council of Museums (International)

EMP Networks

National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (USA focus)

Emerging Museum Professionals Canada (Canada)

Job & Learning Resources



Job Websites

Blogs & Blog Posts


  • AASLH Technical Paper “Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes for Emerging Museum Professionals” published March 2018: Tech+Leaf+Winter18+FINAL

Listservs & Newsletters

* Tip: you may want to create an email account separate from your personal email to sign up for all of these, so they can accumulate in one place and you can check them at your leisure.

  • PreservationDirectory weekly & monthly e-newsletters (Canada & USA)
  • MUSEUM-ED (international; education and public programming jobs)
  • Museum Hack (largely USA)
  • Heritage Saskatchewan e-newsletters (Saskatchewan)
  • CHOO-COPO e-newsletters (Greater Capital Region)
  • ONMUSE-L (Ontario)
  • CANMUSE-L (Canada)
  • Alberta Museum Association listserv (Alberta)


Updated May 17, 2018