ECPN Webinar- Beyond the Portfolio: Your Conservation Career

Beyond the Portfolio: Your Conservation Career
Join the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) for their next webinar discussing career development for the emerging conservator on Thursday, October 16th from 12:00-1:00pm EST.  Suzanne Davis, Associate Curator and Head of Conservation at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, will present information on:

  • applying for fellowships and jobs
  • negotiating compensation
  • developing your career after graduate school

About the presenter: Suzanne Davis has been developing her post-graduate career since graduating from the NYU program in 1998.  She is a Professional Associate member of AIC and has been promoting advancement in the field as the Chair of the Objects Specialty Group, a member of AIC’s Education and Training committee, and a mentor for ECPN’s Mentoring Program.  Suzanne presented an energizing talk during the ECPN Portfolio Symposium at the 2013 AIC Annual Meeting that was so well received we have invited her to speak once again on career development.
ECPN is seeking question submissions for the Q&A session following the presentation.  Please e-mail ECPN Chair Megan Salazar-Walsh at or ECPN Professional Education and Training Co-Chair Fran Ritchie at if you have specific questions you would like the speaker to address.
 To register for the webinar, please click on this link.  ***Post-webinar UPDATE: The webinar recording is now on the AIC Youtube channel. Here’s the link:
This webinar will focus on developing a career beyond graduate school and will not touch on managing your portfolio.  For portfolio advice, see Suzanne Davis’s blog post on the AIC blog:
“Portfolios and Career Transitions:  Pre-program, graduate, and post-graduate portfolio tips.” The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on the AIC YouTube channel (link below).
The ECPN webinar program seeks to address issues faced by emerging conservators.  “Emerging conservators” are defined as those with seven or fewer years of experience (including schooling and pre-program).  ECPN strives to rotate webinar topics between those that are specifically pertinent to pre-program, graduate, and post-graduate emerging professionals.  Links to past ECPN webinars can be found on AIC’s YouTube channel and are listed here: