The National Museum of Industrial History is excited to announce that Amber Emory has been hired as the museum’s Director of Education and Community Partnerships. In her new role Amber is responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing a diverse portfolio of programming which includes school programs that connect with the PA Core Curriculum Standards. She will also cultivate strategic partnerships with educational and non-profit communities and build a network of regional educators to increase the museum’s visibility.
Amber Emory graduated with her Masters in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her thesis work and post-graduate professional endeavors are focused on defining and cultivating community engagement work in cultural institutions. She has worked as the Education Assistant at the American Swedish Historical Museum, the Community Advisory Board Coordinator at the National Constitution Center, and the Impact Planning and Evaluation Intern at the Philadelphia Zoo. After receiving her BA in Theater with a concentration in Directing from Temple University, she worked as a freelance theater artist and entrepreneur. She founded two companies in Philadelphia: Creative Caretakers, a co-op of artists who have a passion for working with children through exploring creativity in the world around us; Mz. Initiative, a three-year commitment to social innovation in the Philadelphia Artistic Community, redefining femininity through artistic exploration. Mz. Initiative grew out of her work as the Associate Artistic Director of Plays and Players Theater Company where she strategized and implemented membership engagement opportunities. She also contributed to the initial visioning and implementation of Directors Gathering, a Philadelphia service organization for directors. In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, she worked as a freelance theater artist and educator with over 15 theater companies in the NY, D.C., and Philadelphia areas.
“Amber’s diverse background and work both professionally and artistically will bring a unique and fresh outlook to the museum” said NMIH’s President and CEO, Kara Mohsinger. “With her extensive experience she will be a great resource for the museum’s mission to educate and inspire future entrepreneurs and innovators.”
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A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. Learn more at nmih.org
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