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15th March, 2021

CityLIS Workplace Forum – “Fair Museum Jobs: Challenging exploitative recruitment practices in the museum sector” Tom Hopkins

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Event Details

Date:
15th March, 2021
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
Online
Price:
Free

The precarity of employment within the GLAM and heritage sectors has formed an environment in which exploitative and exclusory labour and recruitment practices have flourished. Low pay, overly demanding personal specifications for junior-level openings, and credentialism are all too familiar.

Fair Museum Jobs is a grassroots, collective organisation that was formed in 2018 to openly challenge these and other poor practices whilst championing and calling for positive change. Find out more about how we started, how we campaign, our successes and failures, and what we can all do to transform our sector to be a fairer place.

About the speaker

After graduating with an MA in Classics, Tom Hopkins began his career as a trainee at Worcester Cathedral Library and Archive. Since then, he has jumped between several short-term and often under-paid contracts across various museums, before being appointed as Curator of Aircraft and Exhibits at the Royal Air Force Museum in 2019.

He is one of the co-founders of Fair Museum Jobs.


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