What is the MPMA Mentor Program?

MPMA’s Mentor Program pairs emerging museum professionals with experienced museum professionals

Why have a Mentor Program?

It strengthens our museum community and creates lasting connections between individuals.

Conference Mentoring Program


A mentor helps to ease the awkward moments upon entering the museum profession. Remember how you didn’t know anyone at your first conference, you didn’t even know the “dress code” or who to call when you stumbled over projects at work?

A mentor helps you blossom into a more meaningful contributor to the museum community.

A mentoree reminds the experienced professional of the “good ol’ days” and the excitement and wonderment of starting something new.

A mentor and mentoree can become lifelong friends.


Mentors and mentorees are matched according to similar job responsibilities or areas of interest.

Once individuals are paired together, the arrangement is informal and can be whatever works for each match. 

Mentors and mentorees come together by phone, email, etc., before the conference.  They meet at the Mentoring Meeting and attend the Opening Reception together. They can arrange other meetings. 

Interested in being a mentor or wanting a mentor during MPMA's Annual Conference? Call us at 303-979-9358  or email us at mountplains@aol.com

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