Member Spotlight:

Alexa

Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.
 
Reading Room, NY Public Library, 2012 annual conference photograph

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Professional Organizations and Communities

 

EdCom
http://www.edcom.org/
A part of the American Alliance of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.

 

American Alliance of Museums
http://aam-us.org/home
The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) strengthens the museum community through advocacy, developing best practices and standards, and providing resources and career development. Many NYCMER members attend AAM's Annual Meeting, and the NYCMER Board recommends reading the 2012 and 2014 National Comparative Museum Salary Surveys.

 

GEM Group for Education in Museums
http://www.gem.org.uk/
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.

 

InformalScience.org
http://www.informalscience.org/

“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).

 

Media and Technology Committee
http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/

The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.

 

Museum Education Roundtable
http://museumeducation.info/

Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education