The SEMC EMP group was started in October 2011 by SEMC members who recognized that people new to the museum field needed a better roadmap for career development and networking. This network is an informal group of museum professionals. Emerging Museum Professionals are museum staff/employees that have been in the field for 10 years or less.

If you are interested in this group, then you are in!


James Quint
Education Coordinator
Historic Columbia Foundation
1601 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-252-1770, ext. 36

Lauren Shenfeld
Director of Museum Experiences
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-799-3100

Eliza Newland
Collections and Program Manager
Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum
PO Box 6070
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 706-340-3625

Katie Ericson
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Zuckerman Museum of Art
492 Prillaman Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-3223