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Talk Online | Better Recruitment, Better Sector

Online | Better Recruitment, Better Sector


In this interactive session, Louise and Tom from Fair Museum Jobs reflect on their 2020 Careers Summit, and explore some of the subtle - as well as not-so-subtle - issues in museum job recruitment which impact on the equitability of the sector. Join Louise and Tom as they consider some of the common barriers to access that are thrown up by recruitment processes, and look at ways in which we can all make improvements.

In a series of mock scenarios, Louise and Tom will ask you to assess job descriptions, choose the best candidate for the job, review and discuss sector salaries, and write interview questions. The aims for the session are to leave you empowered, inspired and keen to contribute to sector change.


This event is free to attend and open to anyone working in the UK cultural heritage sector: from museum professionals, representatives of sector bodies, community partner organisations and freelance practitioners, to artists, students, volunteers, funders, academics and early-career scholars. We also particularly encourage emerging museum practitioners to take part.

We plan to release a recording of the session online after the event.


Louise McAward-White is the Collections Systems Specialist & BFI Mentoring Scheme Lead at the British Film Institute, and Tom Hopkins is Curator of Aircraft & Exhibits at the Royal Air Force Museum. They are the co-founders of Fair Museum Jobs.

Fair Museum Jobs is a grassroots, collective movement. Their objective is to establish a better standard (“The Manifesto”) for museum job recruitment that is based on the principles of fairness, transparency, equity and inclusivity. Fair Museum Jobs believe recruitment based on these principles is fundamental to creating a museum sector that is resilient, relevant and representative of all society.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Tue 20 Apr 2021, 3:30pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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