Are you looking for your first, or next, job in the cultural sector? Are you looking for tips on acing that upcoming interview? Join Cultural Connections on May 9th to receive some pertinent advice and insight that could help lead to an offer letter!
For the first hour, hear from employers as they discuss best practices regarding hiring materials and interview techniques. Then, during the last 30 minutes, bring your job application questions to your peers and professionals. Each group will focus on a specific area, such as interview best practices, resumes, cover letters and more.
Director of Explainers, Exploratorium
Akiko currently leads the Explainer Programs, the Exploratorium's flagship floor educator and youth development program teams who work with school groups, engage the public and run the museum’s primary interpretive floor experience. Akiko has led a variety of projects nationally and internationally, with the goal of fostering rich dialogue and creating memorable, thought-provoking experiences. Her professional foundation is grounded in growing up and working in Japan, and working as a special education teacher in New York City’s public schools. Past organizations she has worked for include the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley, Pixar Animation Studios, and The Onion. Akiko earned her BA in English and philosophy from Occidental College, and a Master’s in special education and childhood education from Fordham University.
Associate Director, Academic Programs, Hammer Museum at UCLA
Hallie Scott (she/her) is the Associate Director, Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. She is committed to fostering inclusive learning and exchange for audiences of all ages within museums. Her previous experience includes overseeing teen programs as an Education Specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum; working as the Education Director at the Wassaic Project, a contemporary art center and residency in Dutchess County, New York; and teaching art history courses as a Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College. She has a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Art History from City University of New York, Graduate Center, and wrote her dissertation on artists, architects, and dancers who developed experimental education initiatives in the 1960s and 1970s.