Wildlights Tour

This exclusive, Columbus EMP tour will take place “after-hours” as we enjoy the all new eco-friendly LED lights for the Wildlights’ 24th anniversary at the Columbus Zoo. This tour is free for Columbus EMP members, though parking fees may apply.

**This event is limited to the first 20 people. To save your spot on the tour, email cbusemp@gmail.com, subject “Wildlights Tour.”

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 8:30pm, Meet at the Zoo front gates
Where: Columbus Zoo
4850 West Powell Road
Columbus, OH 43215


Cocktails at the Conservatory

View current exhibitions, walk through the tropical plant collections and network with EMPs from across the city while enjoying live music, specialty cocktails and delicious appetizers. Admission is $11 and in return, each guest receives $10 in tokens that can be used toward the purchase of food and drinks. This is a 21 and over event.

Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: Event starts at 5:30pm
Where: Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43205

#CbusEMP Kicking It Off Strong!!

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out Wednesday night for the inaugural Columbus EMP event at MoJoe Lounge. We realize that not everyone who wanted to could join us, but we did have 15 folks come from organizations around the city and in all levels of the profession, from students to supervisors and from education experts to development staff.  It was a great turnout and a great event!

For those of you that were unable to make it, do not fear!  Please let us know who you are and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop for future events and conversations. If you haven’t already, be sure to send an email to cbusemp@gmail.com, and tell us:

  1. Your Name
  2. Email/phone
  3. Twitter handle (if applicable)
  4. Your Organization(s) – this could be a job, internship, volunteer opportunity, or graduate program
  5. Approximate years in the field
  6. What would you like to get out of a group like this?
  7. What kinds of events would you like the group to organize?
  8. What nights are best for you (for meet-ups and events)?
  9. Do you have any specific suggestions for group events? Anything you’d be willing to host?
  10. Any other thoughts or suggestions?

We’ll be sending out an email sometime next week with information about our upcoming October and November events. If you have any information about upcoming events at your institution that you would like us to include, please send us an email by COB Monday, September 24.

In addition to this blog and our email address, don’t forget to connect with us in all our other social media forms! Join us on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn – (and share us with your colleagues). We’ll be using these platforms for conversations and information sharing in between events, and hope you will join us to help make this group a powerful professional tool for its members.


Welcome to the gathering place for Columbus’ Emerging Museum Professionals!

Columbus Emerging Museum Professionals is a group of young professionals looking to connect with their peers in the Central Ohio museum community.

Columbus EMP was formed so like-minded Cap City museum pros who are in the beginnings of their museum careers – in the field ten years or less – can have a community to help start, strengthen, and further our professions.

The Greater Columbus area boasts a wealth of museums and cultural institutions – from the nationally acclaimed, to our favorite community gems. Columbus EMP is here to serve and connect pros who are already in the field from all area institutions, as well as students wanting to learn more about a career in museums, those who work for museum service providers, teachers in the arts and humanities, or anyone, from any field who is interested in strengthening our local museum community.

Want to get involved? Follow Columbus EMP on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn, and, of course, this blog to get all the updates on upcoming events, professional development offerings in the area, museum job openings, and more resources to help guide your career path.

Have an idea for a Columbus EMP event, want to learn more, or have a question? Email us at CbusEMP@gmail.com.

Happy Hour Kick-Off!

Join us for our first happy hour meet-up Wednesday, September 19, from 5:00 – 7:00 at the MoJoe Lounge in Short North. This is an opportunity to get involved, learn about upcoming events, share your ideas and connect with like-minded professionals.

Date: Wednesday, September 19
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Where: MoJoe Lounge
600 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

Have an idea for a Columbus EMP event, want to learn more, or have a question? Email us at CbusEMP@gmail.com.