Jessica Broussea spent time working with The Mormon Women Project. Read more about her experience diving into the history of incredible women.
I worked directly with the Assistant Director of the museum to work to support the operations of the museum. I worked on marketing plans, grant lists, and various other tasks related to museum development. I spent a lot of time working on data entry to organize the lists of contact information that the museum uses to invite people to come to and donate to the museum. While a lot of the work was somewhat tedious, I always felt like I was contributing to the mission of the museum.
I was able to look into the inner workings of the museum, and I am now better able to understand what I want to do in terms of a career in a museum.
I was able to develop and hone my skills in marketing and development. My art history classes gave me an appreciation for art museums and the people who work to conserve and show the art. A class I took about museum studies especially prepared me to know a little bit of what I was getting into.
I would recommend this to everyone! Everyone at the museum is so great to work with, and the work done is meaningful and useful in preparing for future museum work.