About the Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program matches Emerging and Mid-Career museum
professionals with their Established and Senior Level peers for
mentoring relationships that build collaborative connections and
promote dynamic learning and creativity within the Alberta museum
community. The Mentorship Program enables Mentors and Mentees to
build their professional networks, share best practices, brainstorm
solutions to issues facing the museum sector, and gain exposure to
new technology and trends.
By building new professional relationships through the
Mentorship Program, participants will have a safe and supportive
space to share their experiences, develop their skills, and build
their confidence. Participants will gain knowledge, expertise, and
insights from their mentorship partners on challenges,
opportunities, and innovative practices in the museum community.
Mentors and Mentees will not only have the opportunity to learn
from one another and grow their careers: by ensuring museum
professionals are sharing best practices and fostering creative
thinking, participants will also be contributing to a sustainable
and robust museum community.
Eligibility and Requirements
The Mentorship Program is open to Individual Members of
the AMA who are in good standing. The AMA will assign participants
into mentorship pairs to ensure an appropriate match is made for
the mentoring relationship. To learn more about becoming a Mentor
or a Mentee, click the buttons below.
Become a Mentor Become a Mentee
The Mentorship Program runs annually from October to August.
Participants in the Program are expected to submit a Mentorship
Plan, provide Quarterly Updates summarizing the participants'
status on their plan, and complete a mid-program survey and a final
survey regarding the Program structure.
The Mentorship Program is designed to be flexible and
self-directed, allowing Mentors and Mentees to customize the
mentoring relationship to their individual needs by setting their
own goals, scheduling the frequency and purpose of meetings, and
choosing their means of communication. The AMA
has created a sample plan that participants can use or adapt to
Please view the
Mentorship Program Overview and Guidelines for full
details on Program Eligibility and Requirements, AMA
Recommendations, and the sample Mentorship Plan.
For more information about the Mentorship Program, please
Professional Development Grant
The AMA offers a Professional Development Grant, which
provides funding to eligible Individual and Institutional members
as they undertake professional development opportunities. For more
information about the Professional Development Grant, please visit