Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Office of Strategic Partnerships , in collaboration with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, is pleased to offer a professional development opportunity in Interpretive Training for museum professionals.

2020 Workshop Overview:

Professionals dedicated to the study or appreciation of the African Diaspora and African American life, art, history, and/or culture are invited to apply to attend the workshop, which will be held Sunday, January 26 through Saturday, February 1, 2020 at James Island County Park in Charleston, South Carolina.

The workshop is geared towards museum professionals who are engaged in historical and cultural interpretation or a closely related field, with career aspirations that involve the field of interpretation. The goal of the program is to recognize professionals with the potential to make the greatest contributions to their museum or historic site in the field of interpretation by providing them access to resources, training in the ethical interpretation of history and ongoing opportunities for continued engagement in a community of practice, as well as the need for greater diversity in the field of interpretation.

Thanks to the generosity of program sponsors—National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), Association of African American Museums (AAAM), Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and the National Park Service (NPS), there are a number of scholarships available for both travel and/or tuition.

Association of African American Museums (AAAM) Scholarship is open exclusively to AAAM individual and institutional members. Must have an active membership to apply. Scholarship includes tuition assistance and invitational travel to/from Charleston, SC. AAAM board officers, committee members, and members of their families are not eligible.

Beginning with the incoming Class of 2020, eligibility requirements for participation have been extended to all museum professionals engaged in the field of interpretation or a related field, with at least 2 years of professional museum experience.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 (11:59 PM)

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