Welcome to the Tennessee Association of Museums

           Calling All Students and Emerging Museum Professionals!   


The Tennessee Association of Museums will be holding our annual poster session virtually for our 2021 TAM Conference. We encourage students and emerging professionals to submit selfie-style videos discussing recently completed museum projects and internships, or even works-in-progress. This is your opportunity to present your ideas and accomplishments to both the 2021 TAM Conference attendees and all members of the #TAMfam. The videos will be shared on TAM’s social media accounts throughout the conference.

Your project or internship must have started no earlier than January 2020 to be featured. An actual poster is not required for your video, but visuals are encouraged! If you are able, we would love to see part of your project or your institution during the video.

Selfie Video Requirements and Instructions

Video Requirements

  • Keep video to less than 5 minutes in length.
  • Record your video in a horizontal format. If using a cellphone, be sure to turn it sideways to record.
  • MP4 video file format is preferable.

Recording Instructions

  • Any recording device can be used: computer webcam, cellphone, video camera, etc.
  • Hold recording device as stable as possible. For increased stability, place device on a flat surface or use a tripod, step away from device, and then begin speaking.
  • Speak clearly and slowly, and if possible, record in a quiet, well-lit place.

Video content: Keep these questions in mind when recording your video!

  • Introduction: First and last name
  • If you are a student: Name and location of school you attend; your year (senior, junior, etc.); your major/minor; name and location of institution that hosted your internship; and brief naming of your project. EXAMPLE: "Hi! My name is Chelsea Zhou, and I'm a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville studying Archaeology. In the fall of 2020, I interned for the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture in Knoxville, TN, and I focused on cataloging the museum's projectile point collection."
  • If you are an emerging professional: Your job title; name and location of the institution where you work; and brief naming of your project. EXAMPLE: "Hi! My name is Ron McAllister, and I'm the Education Manager at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. This past spring, I focused on launching a series of how-to craft videos for kids."
  • Describe your project/internship: What was the focus of your project/internship? What work did you do? (If applicable) With which museum department and which museum staff di you work?
  • Why were you interested in doing this project/internship?
  • What new skills did you learn?
  • Did you work on this project/internship remotely or in-person? How did COVID-19 affect your ability to do your work?
  • Anything about the project/internship surprise you?
  • What was the most rewarding part of the project/internship for you?
  • How might this project/internships impact your future? Do you want to pursue a career in museums?

Submission instructions

  • When your recording is complete, please email it to tnmuseums@gmail.com.
  • Include the following information with your video: Brief title for video/project; 50-word or less project description for social media post; and 1-page resume or CV.

DEADLINE: February 5, 2021


PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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