The Museum at Eldridge Street
Statement of Interest:
Working at relatively small museums, NYCMER has been my entry point into the broader community of museum educators. By attending NYCMER events and our conferences, I have made connections and learned invaluable lessons for the classroom and beyond. Over the past two years, as a member of the Conference Committee, I have helped give back by facilitating those moments for my fellow educators. Being a member of the NYCMER Board would be another way I can give back to the community and help continue the organization for the next generation of museum educators.
Goals for NYCMER:
The Museum field in New York and worldwide has changed irrevocably because of the pandemic and the evolving relationships between management and labor. How have things changed? How have things stayed the same? How do I find work and engage in the new museum landscape? My goal for NYCMER would be for the organization to expand its response to these changing circumstances. To hold events that help inform our fellow members and help them face these many challenges both inside and outside the gallery or classroom.
I am the Senior Educator at the Museum at Eldridge Street. In addition to the traditional duties of a museum educator, I am developing the museum's verbal description tour. Formerly, I was a Senior Educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where I was appointed to that museum's Access Committee and their President's Advisory Council. For the past two years, I have been on NYCMER Conference Committee. Being part of the Conference Committee has been both rewarding and challenging; last year with the pandemic, and this year as Chair of the Editorial Subcommittee.