Life After Social MediaBirds of a Feather
Miriam Newcomer, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), USA, Sarah Bailey Hogarty, California College of the Arts, USA, Victoria Portway, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, USA, Chad Weinard, Williams College Museum of Art, USA
While exhilarating and fun, the life of a museum social media manager is also grueling. With its unforgiving pace, a 24-hour workday, and the unending search for relevant, pithy content, it’s easy to get burned out. So what’s a smart, talented, engaged, and hungry social media museum worker to do once he/she has hit that proverbial wall (and we’re not just talking Facebook)? Life After Social Media is a professional forum led by former social media managers who will discuss the past, present, and future of museum social media, share their experiences as they move on to other realms of digital production and content curation, and provide a roadmap for applying social media skill sets to a variety of other professions in museums and beyond.
More to come