Motherhood and Museum Professionals: Creating Environments Supportive of Work/Life Balance


Lindsey Snyder, Museum Education Ph.D. Student, University of British Columbia
Teresa Valencia, Director of Curation and Education, The Friends of Iolani Palace
Glenda Perry, Interim Staffing Manager, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


  • Business & Administration, Leadership & Careerpath

In this interactive session, presenters used their (vastly) different experiences as new mothers at 5+ institutions to examine relevant issues. You can learn about new ideas such as “onboarding” new parents, and explore creative strategies to ensure museums have systems in place to achieve both what’s best for the museums and for their staff. This presentation focuses on parenthood, but conversations will apply more broadly to any work/life balance.