Member Spotlight:


Charissa Ruth Freelance Educator

Charissa is currently working as a freelance educator at several institutions including the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Brooklyn Public Library. She enjoys having so many opportunities to work with such varied audiences and ages! She believes that museums and other cultural institutions are truly inspirational spaces for every kind of learner and she enjoys sharing all the wonderful things she is learning about and teaching about through her Instagram account @lookwhereyagoin. She is also a graduate from the Bank Street College's Museum Education Program and University of South Carolina Honor College's Anthropology Program. Charissa is the coordinator for the Freelancer Peer Group. 

NYCMER membership gives you access to peer support, exclusive job and event e-blasts, and access to the member directory (for non-commercial purposes). With free-to-members monthly programs and a discounted-for-members annual conference, NYCMER provides its members throughout their career with a variety of professional growth, networking, and learning opportunities all year long.

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sole proprietors, and those
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