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Monday, May 2 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
True Stories Live: Who Can Afford to Work at Museums?

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Listen and share your stories about the struggle to survive in the museum field, and how this impacts our work, open mic style! How can museums diversify staff and volunteers while relying on free volunteer labor? How can we reflect our audiences when museum pay does not reflect the NYC cost of living? BBG staff will share their changing volunteer program model, and how it has expanded the diversity of volunteers beyond retirees and those who can afford not to work. As a group, we will brainstorm creative solutions to the challenges museum educators or volunteers may face at our home institutions.


Ashley Gamell

Ashley Gamell is the Manager of Discovery Garden and Family Programs at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In her work at BBG since 2006, Ashley has taught courses for children and adults, curated BBG's Education Greenhouses, coordinated its historic Children's Garden, and co-authored The Kids... Read More →

Meera Jagroop

Meera Jagroop is the Discovery Garden Coordinator at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She has previously been involved at BBG as an educator, and has helped with exhibit development and evaluation projects before the opening of the new Discovery Garden in June 2015. Meera was also an educator... Read More →

Monday May 2, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Morgan Cafe 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

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