Museum Worker Well-Being Series: Upcoming Events

Museum Worker Well-Being Series: Upcoming Events

The Association of Midwest Museums has teamed up with Mutual of America to provide virtual programming to explore ways in which supervisors and museum leaders can better support the well-being of museum workers. Programs in this series will be a mix of opportunities to learn, have fun with your peers, gather new ideas, relax and recharge.

All are welcome! This series is FREE.

Upcoming events:

Lunchtime Leadership Chat: Employee Needs, Well-Being, and Belonging
April 18 at 12:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. ET)

In what ways are Midwest museum leaders prioritizing and supporting staff needs and well-being at this time? How are they ensuring individuals feel included and a sense of belonging? What have been the greatest challenges as they addressed new needs that have developed in recent years, in an attempt to maintain morale and prevent burnout? How are leaders prioritizing or making space for their own needs, mental health, and well-being? We’ll explore these questions during a 60-minute moderated panel discussion with executives from AMM member museums, including time for Q&A.

Panelists include:

  • Juliette Francis, Vice President of People and Museum Culture, Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Monica Walker, Human Resources/Administration Director, Dayton Art Institute, OH
  • Beth Whisman, Executive Director, Children’s Discovery Museum, Normal, IL

Session will take place in Zoom Webinar. Participants are encouraged to join the discussion as they are comfortable via the chat. Session will be recorded. ASL Interpretation and Zoom’s built-in transcriptions will be provided.


Midwest Museums Connect Meetups
These casual conversations are a safe space to hash out your daily struggles with your colleagues. Sign up to receive the Zoom login information.

  • April 22, 10:30 a.m. CT – Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement: How are you approaching volunteer recruitment and engagement this year? What’s new/different about the process? How are you supporting volunteers’ needs and addressing expectations? What benefits do you offer to volunteers? What steps have you taken to enrich their experience?



We are hiring! Please share!

We are hiring! Please share!

Dear Core and Partner Members,

We are seeking a full-time Administrative and Development Coordinator, and we would love to get referrals from YOU! Your own networks and communities are a great resource for finding a talented person to help support the Alliance team, please help us out! Send this job listing to anyone you know who might be interested, or share it on your social media or in your email newsletters.

Thank you!

Short description:

Administrative and Development Coordinator
Full-time, $43,000-$46,000/year + available benefits
The ideal candidate will have experience in nonprofits, direct involvement in the planning and coordination of fundraising events, and experience with public programs. The position will require work on a variety of projects including administrative support, grant tracking and management, assisting with event planning, and donor and database management. See full description here:

Chicago Presents Grant Program: Summer Festivals & Outdoor Events

Chicago Presents Grant Program: Summer Festivals & Outdoor Events

Emerging and established cultural presenters are invited to submit proposals for free, live, in person, outdoor events, including music and dance festivals, block parties and parades,
spanning all genres, that activate Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Through Chicago Presents, DCASE will provide grants ranging from $25,000 – $75,000 to present individual events or event series. DCASE anticipates 10 – 15 grants through Round 1 of this

Program Requirements

● All programs must take place between June 18 – October 31, 2022.
● Admission to the event must be free and open to the public, with no fees or suggested donations for entry.
● Program site must be confirmed.
● Programs must occur outdoors, including but not limited to neighborhood block parties, farmer’s markets, plazas, parks, community gardens and vacant lots.
● Program must feature 2 or more artists, bands or performance groups.
● Programs must occur within the City of Chicago.

The final deadline to submit a Chicago Presents: Summer Festivals & Outdoor Events application is April 22, 2022, at 5:00pm CST.

Join DCASE staff for a virtual Chicago Presents grant program webinar to learn more about Chicago Presents: Summer Festivals & Outdoor Events program details and eligibility criteria.

Monday, April 4, 2022 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Register Online

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Register Online

See full details here:


To apply please visit: