What benefits me, benefits us: A plan
for museum mentorships and
structured volunteer placements
Monday 19 May 2014
Laura ...
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A common theme
• Mentorship
• Museum volunteering
• Corporate volunteering
• Internships
• Work experience
Volunteering Victoria
”Jumping straight into volunteer
recruitment without planning is a risk…”
Source: www.volunteer.vic....
Volunteering Victoria
”…steps need to be taken to ensure your
program is sustainable.”
Source: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/to...
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Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
Why don’t we ‘just do it’?
What makes volunteering, mentoring or
work experience placements really great?
You can only pick two
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap
GOOD
FAST CHEAP
You can only pick two
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap
GOOD
FAST CHEAP
• Quick and high standard
...
You can only pick two
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap
GOOD
FAST CHEAP
• Quick and high standard
...
Why don’t we ‘just do it’?
• Structure
• Resourcing
• Accountability
• Ongoing
• Rewarding
Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
Source: Museum Victoria. With thanks to Heath Warwick
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Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
Source: Museum Victoria. With thanks to Rodney Start
National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries:
http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/107
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With thanks to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
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Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
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Who benefits?
• Individual staff & volunteers
• Accredited & community museums
• Corporate organisations
• University stud...
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www.youtube.com/museumsaustraliavic
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Why don’t we ‘just do it’?
• Structure
• Resourcing
• Accountability
• Ongoing
• Rewarding
Succession planning
• Silent Generation: 1925 – 1942
• Baby Boomers: 1943 - 1960s
• Generation X: 1960s - 1980s
• Millenni...
Succession planning is vital
• Baby Boomers = 5.3m people
• Generation X = 4.4m people
• Generations X and Y expect more f...
Takeaways:
Videos and resources: www.mavic.asn.au
Slides: www.slideshare.com/lauramiles
E-mail: exec@mavic.asn.au
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Presented at the Museums Australia National Conference in Launceston, May 2014. A plan for a structured mentoring, volunteering, internships and work experience program, to benefit individuals’ career development and create a meaningful response to succession planning for the long-term health of the museum sector.

Museums Australia (Victoria) is the peak industry body for museums and galleries. Find out more about us at: www.mavic.asn.au.

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  • Frequent flyers to my presentations will know I always talk about the NSAMG.
    Accredited museums work in line with the National Standards, so museums are run properly and safely. This includes guidance on object handling…
  • MA2014 What benefits me, benefits us: A plan for museum mentorships and structured volunteer placements

    1. 1. What benefits me, benefits us: A plan for museum mentorships and structured volunteer placements Monday 19 May 2014 Laura Miles, Museums Australia (Victoria)
    2. 2. Source: https://flic.kr/p/5Uszk2
    3. 3. A common theme • Mentorship • Museum volunteering • Corporate volunteering • Internships • Work experience
    4. 4. Volunteering Victoria ”Jumping straight into volunteer recruitment without planning is a risk…” Source: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/toolkit-for-volunteer-organisations
    5. 5. Volunteering Victoria ”…steps need to be taken to ensure your program is sustainable.” Source: www.volunteer.vic.gov.au/toolkit-for-volunteer-organisations
    6. 6. Source: https://flic.kr/p/6tbw7C
    7. 7. Source: https://flic.kr/p/bs9vYU
    8. 8. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired* disabilities
    9. 9. Why don’t we ‘just do it’? What makes volunteering, mentoring or work experience placements really great?
    10. 10. You can only pick two Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap GOOD FAST CHEAP
    11. 11. You can only pick two Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap GOOD FAST CHEAP • Quick and high standard but not cheap • Quick and cheap, but low quality • High quality and cheap, but will take longer
    12. 12. You can only pick two Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good,_fast_and_cheap GOOD FAST CHEAP • Quick and high standard but not cheap • Quick and cheap, but low quality • High quality and cheap, but will take longer
    13. 13. Why don’t we ‘just do it’? • Structure • Resourcing • Accountability • Ongoing • Rewarding
    14. 14. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    15. 15. Source: Museum Victoria. With thanks to Heath Warwick
    16. 16. Source: https://flic.kr/p/7JsXZe
    17. 17. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    18. 18. Source: Museum Victoria. With thanks to Rodney Start
    19. 19. National Standards for Australian Museums & Galleries: http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/sector_info_item/107
    20. 20. Source: https://flic.kr/p/asS1iQ With thanks to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
    21. 21. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    22. 22. Source: https://flic.kr/p/5kSQLk
    23. 23. Source: https://flic.kr/p/5eLq6W
    24. 24. Source: https://flic.kr/p/9kpKMg
    25. 25. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    26. 26. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    27. 27. Source: https://flic.kr/p/6bJirV
    28. 28. Source: https://flic.kr/p/6DhFFN
    29. 29. Who benefits? • Individual staff & volunteers • Accredited & community museums • Corporate organisations • University students • Young migrants & asylum-seekers • People with acquired disabilities
    30. 30. Source: https://flic.kr/p/aVagGg
    31. 31. Source: https://flic.kr/p/4jCCWo
    32. 32. Source: https://flic.kr/p/6YUoJD
    33. 33. www.youtube.com/museumsaustraliavic
    34. 34. Source: https://flic.kr/p/cR1zTW
    35. 35. Source: https://flic.kr/p/5SxPFa
    36. 36. Source: https://flic.kr/p/5TJoyH
    37. 37. Why don’t we ‘just do it’? • Structure • Resourcing • Accountability • Ongoing • Rewarding
    38. 38. Succession planning • Silent Generation: 1925 – 1942 • Baby Boomers: 1943 - 1960s • Generation X: 1960s - 1980s • Millennials/Gen Y: 1980s - 2000s • Generation Z: late 1990s – today Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generations
    39. 39. Succession planning is vital • Baby Boomers = 5.3m people • Generation X = 4.4m people • Generations X and Y expect more from their voluntary work Source: “Membership Is Dead” Source: www.smsonline.net.au
    40. 40. Takeaways: Videos and resources: www.mavic.asn.au Slides: www.slideshare.com/lauramiles E-mail: exec@mavic.asn.au Follow us on Twitter: @laura_miles / @_mavic

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