Twitter Chat Transcript: Will Work for Food

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by Sarah Heffern

This week's Preservation/Built Heritage Twitter chat was, once again, a frenetic hour of great information being tweeted and re-tweeted far beyond our borders. Though our previous tweet-chatter from Brisbane, Australia does not seem to have made it this time, more than a couple of British preservationists stayed up late to join us. (Maybe their penance for making Americans get up early for the royal wedding?) In addition to providing a wealth of insight on making a career of preservation, the chat also offered a lot of humorous asides about what makes preservationists tick, which seems to include - in no particular order - beer, barbecue, cheese, and wine.

Recaps & Resources

Networking & Events

The next chat will take place at 4:00 p.m. EDT on June 1, 2011. Tentative topic: local engagement!

The chat transcript from our conversation is after the jump. Start from the bottom to read the transcript in chronological order.



HistPresGirl Thanks @PresConf @PresNation and everyone who participated! The advice that was buzzing in this chat was invaluable to me! :) #builtheritage


wanderu @PresNation @PresConf @JonasKayla huh! I guess "bunfight" is a Britishism. Did not know that. http://is.gd/30H4jN #builtheritage


conservengineer@PresNation @jonaskayla FYI:- 'Bunfight' (n.) The descent of a set meeting into a light-hearted food & drink throwing contest #BuiltHeritage


PresNation wanderu Many thanks! @PresConf and I are feeling better now... Even without the bunfight. :) (cc @jonaskayla) #builtheritage


jonaskayla Thanks! MT @wanderu: Right! Credit where due: thanks to @jonaskayla @PresConf & @PresNation for 3 truly great tweet-ups #builtheritage


wanderu Right! Credit where due: thanks to @jonaskayla @PresConf and @PresNation for three truly great international #builtheritage tweet-ups so far


wanderu Attn new followers post #builtheritage chat: my tweets are quite sporadic and boring usually.


luthienrising RT @heritagetoronto: Hells ya! @lloydalter Lets do a re-enaction of 1812 and win it again. #builtheritage


PresConf wanderu Andrew, what can we do to make you love me and Sarah?? (@PresNation) Another bunfight, perhaps? #builtheritage


PresAllianceMN RT @PresNation: Save the date for our next chat on June 1 - 4 pm EDT. Tentative topic: local engagement! #preservation #BuiltHeritage


PresNation Thanks so much to all for joining us! Chat to y'all next month! #needtofindsnacksofmyown #builtheritage


PresNation conservengineer @jonaskayla Dunno what a "bunfight" is, but glad to be part of it. (Funny how we all speak English, yet...) #builtheritage


wanderu Thanks as always to Kayla and Priya for herding the cats. #builtheritage


PresNation Save the date for our next chat on June 1 - same time, 4 pm EDT. Tentative topic: local engagement! #preservation #builtheritage


conservengineer Thanks @jonaskayla and all for an interesting session-turned-bunfight. Goodnight #builtheritage


jonaskayla Gear up for the Ontario Heritage Conference by joining us June 1st! #builtheritage


PresNation MT @spencervillemil And we too! RT @ATHeritageArea: If you are looking for an internship (unpaid), ATHA is glad to take you. #builtheritage


PresConf My fave chat to date. Thx all! RT @jonaskayla: Thanks everyone for the great chat! We will post a transcript soon! #builtheritage


PresConf Join us on June 1 at 4 pm EST for our next Twitter chat. Tent. topic: local engagement! #preservation #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Thanks all for the chat! #builtheritage


wanderu Great chat as always. Actually helped me to get a work-related thing done while I was tweeting. #builtheritage


jonaskayla The next chat will be June 1st at 4pm on local engagement! #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg thanks to you Kayla! another good chat - much appreciated! #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: RT @presconf: Have gigs open? Know good contacts? Looking for a job? Share that info now! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @wanderu: @lloydalter play nice! The U.S.A. has Navy SEALS now. #builtheritage And marines are coming here...


PresNation lloydalter You suggest the re-enactment w/ out even hearing about my starring turn as Dolley Madison in pre-school! #builtheritage


PreservationJob Thanks everyone! I really enjoyed this! Look forward to reading what everyone posts once I leave! #builtheritage


HRCHeritage thanks for the great chat all. see you next month! #builtheritage


wanderu @lloydalter play nice! The U.S.A. has Navy SEALS now. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Hells ya! @lloydalter Lets do a re-enaction of 1812 and win it again. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @lloydalter: Lets do a re-enaction of 1812 and win it again. #builtheritage Good plan! Try it in Bladensburg...


PreservationJob lloydalter Throwdown huh? #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage #its5oclocksomewhere


PresNation @coehallmuseum Thanks for joining! Transcript coming soon... #builtheritage


JenniferPluck I have to run. It was so nice speaking to all of you. Give me a follow & I'll follow back! #builtheritage #gottarunoffthosesnacks Bye!


jonaskayla RT @presconf: Have gigs open? Know good contacts? Looking for a job? Share that info now! #builtheritage


wanderu @spencervillemil talk to your local 1812 organizing cttee. I'll find and send you contact info if you don't have it already. #builtheritage


PresConf Otherwise, we're done with our formal questions for today. Which means it's time for snacks aka nibbles. #builtheritage


lloydalter Lets do a re-enaction of 1812 and win it again. #builtheritage


smheffern RT @preservationjob: I wanted to remind everyone to post jobs on the Pres. Career Center so I can tweet http://ow.ly/4Nln4 #builtheritage


spencervillemil And we too, in Spencerville! RT @ATHeritageArea: #builtheritage - If you are looking for an internship (unpaid), ATHA is glad to take you.


coehallmuseum Coe Hall signing off this chat. Happy to be a part of this and future ones! Keep me posted! #builtheritage


PresNation RT @ATHeritageArea Plug time. If you are looking for an internship (unpaid), ATHA is glad to take you in the DC Metro region. #builtheritage


PresConf Have gigs open? Know good contacts? Looking for a job? Share that info now! #builtheritage


spencervillemil @heritagetoronto @crowderhouse @ATHeritageArea - Please - we should create a massive 1812 summer trip along the corridor! :) #builtheritage


PresConf GIG. RT @ATHeritageArea: Plug time. If looking for an internship (unpaid), ATHA is glad to take you in the DC Metro region. #builtheritage


PreservationJob There are a bunch of other articles and resources on the Career Center as well! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage - Plug time. If you are looking for an internship (unpaid), ATHA is glad to take you in the DC Metro region.


laurenarcher Also: Just share your passion for heritage. Whatever media, express it. Have an outlet, people will follow. #builtheritage


spencervillemil And please, if I may, write a review here http://bit.ly/ieOz43 and @homestars will donate $10 to the Mill. We need help! :) #builtheritage


PresConf Submit! RT @PreservationJob: I wanted 2 remind everyone 2 post jobs on Pres. Career Center so I can tweet http://ow.ly/4Nln4 #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @PresNation thirst times a charm! #builtheritage


PresNation MT @JenniferPluck: A4: Social Media, local non profits, confs, commenting on blogs, volunteering....Talking Pres to EVERYONE #builtheritage


conservengineer A4: In the UK we have wine & beer, but only get "nibbles" #NotGoodEnough #BuiltHeritage


heritagetoronto @spencervillemil @ATHeritageArea @crowderhouse Can put you in touch with Toronto 1812 people too. #builtheritage


PresConf @heritagetoronto @PresNation Come on by! It will be just like the UN, but with prettier buildings involved. ;) #builtheritage


PreservationJob I wanted to remind everyone to post jobs on the Pres. Career Center so I can tweet http://ow.ly/4Nln4 #builtheritage


JenniferPluck @HRCHeritage Absolutely! Talk pres up. You can create new Preservationist! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage this chat is sounding alot like #iwishwasfriday


wanderu And cheese too pls? RT @jonaskayla clearly there is a mandate of BBQ, beer and wine for all future #builtheritage meet ups!


PresConf RT @PreservationJob: My other hat involves is mod Forum-L (email list) a great comms tool 4 members; also virtual gath place #builtheritage


PresNation As it turns out, the third Twitter chat is when the silliness breaks out. Who knew? #snacks #bbq #beer #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @JenniferPluck I agree! Spread the word, open eyes...my friends and fam know a lot more about pres. then they ever dreamed! #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Was just in DC and met Office of Historic Planning. Next time @PresNation. Will be in NYC soon. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @jonaskayla: @PresNation @laurenarcher clearly a mandate of BBQ, beer and wine for all future heritage meet ups! #builtheritage obviously


PresConf RT @wanderu: A4: I try to balance online heritaging w/ 1-to-1 convos at lectures, walking tours etc 2 reach all generations #builtheritage


spencervillemil @ATHeritageArea @crowderhouse - maybe we could work out an official (friendly) exchange! #BuiltHeritage


ATHeritageArea RT @jenniferpluck: I missed Q4--repeat please? #builtheritage #iwenttogetsnacks #thanksalotpresfolks Mmmm...snax.


PresConf @JenniferPluck You win the unofficial Funny Hashtag competition for this chat. #ilovesnackstoo #builtheritage


jonaskayla @PresNation @ATHeritageArea @laurenarcher clearly there is a mandate of BBQ, beer and wine for all future heritage meet ups! #builtheritage


JenniferPluck A4: Social Media, local non profits, conferences, commenting on pres blogs, volunteering....Talking Pres to EVERYONE u meet #builtheritage


PresNation In case anyone ran out for snacks... RT @jonaskayla: Q4: What is the best way to connect with other preservationists? #builtheritage


PresConf Time check ... 5 min to go! Tell us the best way to connect with other preservationists (besides beer and 1812). #builtheritage


heritagetoronto @wanderu Of course! But he amazes me with his knowledge none the less. #builtheritage


wanderu A4 supp: I try to balance my online heritaging with 1-to-1 convos at lectures, walking tours etc. to reach all generations #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @spencervillemil: @CrowderHouse Send your history buffs! First weekend in June! :) #BuiltHeritage Send them here in August (Bladensburg)


coehallmuseum A4 We regularly host special events unrelated to the historic museum eg Mother's Day Concert this Sunday http://bit.ly/eMIIvh #builtheritage


jonaskayla Q4: What is the best way to connect with other preservationists? #builtheritage


PresConf MT @conservengineer: A4: Twitter as a start point, followed by face-to-face (not too much travelling though! #green ) #builtheritage


PreservationJob @lloydalter Ha! My other hat involves is mod Forum-L (email list) a great comms tool 4 members and also a virtual gath place #builtheritage


PresNation BBQ always good, too! RT @ATHeritageArea: @laurenarcher I have found connecting over BBQ is much better than Beer. #builtheritage


JenniferPluck I missed Q4--repeat please? #builtheritage #iwenttogetsnacks #thanksalotpresfolks lol


heritagetoronto A4: Have gotten in the habit of meeting the local organization when travelling. #builtheritage


spencervillemil @ATHeritageArea @crowderhouse Send us your history buffs! First weekend in June! :) #BuiltHeritage


PresConf Preservationists, we are proud of you. Convo has officially derailed to be about beer, wine & snacks. ;) But what about Q4?? #builtheritage


wanderu @heritagetoronto Derek does a lot, but nobody at e.g. the Lake of the Woods Rwy Museum in Kenora has ever heard of him! #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: A4: Dont just meet people once, keep talking to them via e-mail and twitter! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage @laurenarcher I have found connecting over BBQ is much better than Beer. But to each his own.


PresNation MT @conservengineer: A4 Twitter as a start point, followed by a bit of face-to-face (not too much travelling though! #green ) #builtheritage


CrowderHouse @SustainblHeritg And a lot of the older brain trust of heritage doesn't use it, it's true. #builtheritage


jonaskayla A4: Don't just meet people once, keep talking to them via e-mail and twitter! #builtheritage


conservengineer A4: Has to be Twitter as a start point, followed by a bit of face-to-face (not too much travelling though! #green ) #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage Uh oh, now we are talking 1812. We have that celebration going on here too. Lots of people talking about it.


PresNation MT @ATHeritageArea: #builtheritage Q4(b): Networking is awesome on Forum. Use the lists from conferences to connect. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @jonaskayla @SustainblHeritg @laurenarcher of course, we can't discriminate! #builtheritage


JenniferPluck And FOOD! RT @jonaskayla: And wine! RT @SustainblHeritg: YES! @laurenarcher: A4 Beer. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto @wanderu: Wow! And I thought Derek Boles took care of all of it! ;-) #builtheritage


PresConf @HRCHeritage @laurenarcher Oh so we're calling it 'refreshments' now, are we ...? ;) #builtheritage


lloydalter forumL big public space in center of rome. http://bit.ly/kLHyaJ) #builtheritage


jonaskayla And wine! RT @SustainblHeritg: YES! @laurenarcher: A4 Beer. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @SustainblHeritg: A4: i find that while social media is a strong tool, it also can be overwhelming - info overload! #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg YES! @laurenarcher: A4 Beer. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @PreservationJob: @csoulscribe said: A4: Join Forum! What is Forum? http://ow.ly/4NkSY #builtheritage


PresConf @PresNation @CrowderHouse It was adorably nerdy. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage Q4(b): Networking is awesome on Forum. When I have enough cash to rejoin... Use the lists from conferences to connect.


jonaskayla MT @laurenarcher: A4 Beer, apparently! & being friendly at events. Voice ur opinions loudly. Everyone has diff perspectives. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @laurenarcher refreshments are a great way to bond, break the ice and discuss! haha #builtheritage


wanderu @lloydalter did you know there are over 30 heritage railway orgs and museums in Ontario alone. Talk about disconnected! #builtheritage


PresConf MT @laurenarcher: A4 Beer, apparently! & being friendly at events. Voice ur opinions loudly. Everyone has diff perspectives. #builtheritage


PreservationJob @csoulscribe said: A4: Join Forum! What is Forum? http://ow.ly/4NkSY #builtheritage


PresNation RT @heritagetoronto: Q4: Here. We would never connect, so these chats are fantastic. #builtheritage


lloydalter The trust does it in usa, we are failing in canada. too many voices and not enough volume. #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg @lloydalter would love to see your list! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @lloydalter: we need an umbrella org or system to speak for everyone like the developers have. we are too scattered #builtheritage


PresNation @CrowderHouse You have no idea the side conversation on the phone that your War of 1812 message inspired! #nerdalert #builtheritage


PresConf Darn straight! MT @csoulscribe: A4: Join Forum! Come @PresConf and local preservation conferences, tweet up/meet up... #builtheritage


heritagetoronto A4: Work involves fundraising, events, research, web, admin, marketing, communications, policy advising - more is better #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage Q4(a): Fundraising, grants, repeat. Have a skill set that is technology focused. Marketing. Promotion.


laurenarcher A4 Beer, apparently! And being friendly at events. Voicing your opinions loudly. Everyone has such different perspectives. #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg A4: i find that while social media is a strong tool, it also can be overwhelming - info overload! #builtheritage


PresConf MT @SustainblHeritg: A4: social media is emerging tool, but trad way of group coming 2gther to save a particular site is fun #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa Absolutely - social media, forums, groups RT @heritagetoronto: Q4: Here. We wld never connect, so these chats are fantastic. #builtheritage


csoulscribe A4: Join Forum! Come to the National Preservation Conference and local preservation conferences, tweet up/meet up... #builtheritage


lloydalter I have been trying to make a list of all the disjointed and disconnected heritage orgs in ONT. It goes for pages. #builtheritage


PresConf WOOT! RT @heritagetoronto: Q4: Here. We would never connect, so these chats are fantastic. #builtheritage


PreservationJob MT @wanderu: great thing abt working in this field is seeing all perspectives: urban, rural, red, blue--everybody has a stake #builtheritage


PresAllianceMN A4: Social media has been particularly helpful for us; particularly FB and our blog #BuiltHeritage #BuiltHeritage


jonaskayla A4: Love twitter, and have also met so many people through my blog! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @HRCHeritage: A4: strong & working knowledge of the industry and issues affecting it...and diverse background/experience. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @wanderu: A4: agree Twitter has been working well for networking. Good ol email lists like AGORA-L are great too. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @CrowderHouse: Official A4: With the 1812 bicentennial approaching the regional Alliances can be helpful in Canada #builtheritage


coehallmuseum I'm a 65 room Tudor Revival mansion built in 1918. Can I move my foundation?? @PresConf @lloydalter @jonaskayla #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg official! A4: social media is an emerging tool, but the tradi. way of a group coming togther to save a particular site is fun #builtheritage


PresConf RT @lloydalter: Q4: Fundraising! Grant application writing skills! graphic presentation skills! Powerpoint ninjas! #builtheritage


spencervillemil What he said. RT @lloydalter: A4: Fundraising! Grant app writing skills! graphic presentation skills! Powerpoint ninjas! #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Q4: Here. We would never connect, so these chats are fantastic. #builtheritage


PresAllianceMN We invite people to write for our blog. There may be others @DG_rad @HistPresGirl #BuiltHeritage


PresNation MT @wanderu: great thing abt working in this field is seeing all perspectives: urban, rural, red, blue--everybody has a stake #builtheritage


HRCHeritage A4: a strong and working knowledge of the industry and issues affecting it...and diverse background/experience. #builtheritage


wanderu A4: agree Twitter has been working well for networking. Good ol' email lists like AGORA-L are great too. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @preservationjob: how to get that interview. #builtheritage give me a resume I want to look at. Spell right, sound good, short sweet.


lloydalter Q4: Here I come. Fundraising! Grant application writing skills! graphic presentation skills! Powerpoint ninjas! #builtheritage


PreservationJob But you can answer @LindsayJSasser too! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @jonaskayla: Official Q4: What is the best way to connect with other preservationists? #builtheritage


jonaskayla Good Q RT @LindsayJSasser: What are some of the current/upcoming challenges for pres. orgs? What skills can employees bring? #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: Official Q4: What is the best way to connect with other preservationists? #builtheritage


wanderu Really great thing abt working in this field is seeing all perspectives: urban, rural, red, blue--everybody has a stake in #builtheritage


csoulscribe RT @JenniferPluck: Diversify your skillset. If you can do a bit of everything youll be more indispensable in the job market. #builtheritage


JenniferPluck Official Q4: I'm lovin' twitter right about now ;) #builtheritage


spencervillemil Our biggest challenge is money. Great job goes to the first person capable of fundraising for their own position! #builtheritage


jonaskayla Official Q4: What is the best way to connect with other preservationists? #builtheritage


JenniferPluck Q4: I think a HUGE challenge is a decrease in available grant monies. #builtheritage


HistPresGirl @DG_rad Workin' on it! Thank you! #builtheritage


LindsayJSasser Q4: What are some of the current or upcoming challenges for pres. orgs? What skills can employees bring to the table to help? #builtheritage


jonaskayla lol! sure! RT @lloydalter: hey kayla, I graduated a few years ago, can I not come? #builtheritage


PresConf I live in America, can *I* come?? RT @lloydalter: hey kayla, I graduated a few years ago, can I not come? #builtheritage


PreservationJob @ATHeritageArea The Q for employers (aside from doing all the great suggestions here) is how to get that interview. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @DG_rad: to match resume to passion: write in local papers/blogs, volunteer w/ local orgs, work in complimentary fields #builtheritage


lloydalter hey kayla, I graduated a few years ago, can I not come? #builtheritage


JenniferPluck Diversify your skillset. If you can do a bit of everything you'll be more indispensable in the job market. #builtheritage


smheffern Um... another reason to love #preservation. Fun people! :) MT @jonaskayla We are organizing a pub night! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @dg_rad: @HistPresGirl to match resume to passion #builtheritage YES! Let it show!


PresConf RT @HRCHeritage: its a big job convincing some people of the importance of our heritage -an important job that takes passion! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @preservationjob: passion is a great asset in interviews and networking. #builtheritage dont disagree - cant show passion w/o interview


PreservationJob RT @DG_rad: @HistPresGirl to match resume to passion: write in local papers/blogs, volunteer w/ local orgs, work in comp flds #builtheritage


wanderu @KyleGonyou pls email or DM me ASAP re Heritage Conference! #builtheritage


PresConf Indeed! RT @PreservationJob: Passion is a great asset in interviews and networking. Both are important. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @ATHeritageArea it's a big job convincing some people of the importance of our heritage -an important job that takes passion! #builtheritage


DG_rad @HistPresGirl to match resume to passion: write in local papers/blogs, volunteer w/ local orgs, work in complimentary fields #builtheritage


jonaskayla Tons! We are organizing a pub night! msg me ur email RT @KyleGonyou: Are any other students attending the Cobourg Conference? #builtheritage


PresConf RT @heritagetoronto: A3: Feel like Im helping to promote a beautiful, livable city that people are connected to. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto RT @PC_PresNation: Want to follow a great live chat about Preservation Careers? Check out the #builtheritage chat! #builtheritage


spencervillemil Hear, hear! RT @heritagetoronto: A3: Feel like I'm helping to promote a beautiful, livable city that people are connected to. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @ATHeritageArea: A3: inspiring a new set of people - young, old, etc. Getting the message out how important our history is #builtheritage


PreservationJob @ATHeritageArea @histpresgirl True, but the passion is a great asset in interviews and networking. Both are important. #builtheritage


lloydalter Tweet of the day so far: RT @histpresgirl: My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage


PresConf RT @JenniferPluck: There is so much you can do within #preservation--never pigeon-holed into 1 kind of work. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto A3: Feel like I'm helping to promote a beautiful, livable city that people are connected to. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea A3: (Seriously) - inspiring a new set of people - young, old, etc. Getting the message out how important our history is #builtheritage


KyleGonyou Are any other students attending the Cobourg Conference? #builtheritage


JenniferPluck There is so much you can do within #preservation--never pigeon-holed into 1 kind of work. #builtheritage


PresConf Hire her! MT @HistPresGirl: I LOVE preservation & constantly looking 4 opps. My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage


PresNation MT @HistPresGirl: I LOVE preservation & constantly looking 4 opps to add to exp. My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage


PC_PresNation Want to follow a great live chat about Preservation Careers? Check out the #builtheritage chat!


coehallmuseum Q3: As a historic house museum we shape our institutional identity around our interpretive mission #builtheritage


lloydalter RT @HRCHeritage: RT @conservengineer: A3: Its much easier to condemn something than to save it. Dont like the easy option.... #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @histpresgirl: My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage But your potential employer reads the resume first...


PreservationJob RT @HistPresGirl: I LOVE preservation looking 4 opps to add to experience. My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage


PresNation The surest sign we love it, methinks. RT @ATHeritageArea: A3: long hours, low pay? #builtheritage


PresConf RT @conservengineer: A3: Its much easier to condemn something than to save it. Dont like the easy option.... #builtheritage


HistPresGirl I LOVE preservation & constantly looking 4 opportunities to add to experience. My passion speaks louder than my resume! :) #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @PresConf @CrowderHouse never a dull day as every day is different. #builtheritage


PresNation MT @laurenarcher: Q3: This is what I do. All the time. Doesnt matter where I am - I am always learning, loving, working it. #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @smheffern: A3: I sincerely believe my work helps make the world a better place. #Preservation is an unsung hero... #builtheritage


conservengineer A3: It's much easier to condemn something than to save it. Don't like the easy option.... #builtheritage


PresConf MT @HomeStarsOttawa: A3: Helping ppl who want to restore heritage find good support. nice 2 be part of making things happen #builtheritage


smheffern A3: Dorky to say, but I sincerely believe my work helps make the world a better place. #Preservation is an unsung hero... #builtheritage


wanderu A3: working in heritage helps one see world in big-picture way. Forces thinking abt sustainability, values all the time! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @coehallmuseum: A3: stewardship and a real obligation to past present future #builtheritage


laurenarcher Q3: This is what I do. All the time. A big part of me. Doesn't matter where I am - I am always learning, loving, working it. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @CrowderHouse: Q3: I find I get to use a broad range of skill sets - better than a job with just one task for sure. #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa A3: Helping people who want to restore heritage find good support. It's nice to be a part of making things happen #builtheritage


JenniferPluck .@ATHeritageArea Yes, long hours and low pay. That's why you have to LOVE IT to do it. #builtheritage


PresConf Now, now ... RT @ATHeritageArea: A3: long hours, low pay? #builtheritage


coehallmuseum A3: stewardship and a real obligation to past present future #builtheritage


PresConf MT @PreservationJob: A3: listening to REM this week--Talk About the Passion. Everyone committed to the work, believes in it. #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @PresNation: @PreservationJob Youre always listening to REM, Priya! :) Guilty. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea A3: long hours, low pay? #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @JenniferPluck: A3: Everyone in preservation CARES about what they're doing which can lead to some lifelong friendships. #builtheritage


spencervillemil A3: Building something that will strengthen our community. Small towns in Eastern Ontario need help. We can be a catalyst. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @CrowderHouse: Q3: I find I get to use a broad range of skill sets - better than a job with just one task for sure. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @lloydalter: A3 As a volunteer activist I suspect the best thing is saving a building. Except it hasnt happened yet. #builtheritage


conservengineer A3: As a struct engineer its the holistic technical challenge and the satisfaction of conserving our heritage #builtheritage


PresNation @PreservationJob You're always listening to REM, Priya! :) #builtheritage


PresConf MT @HRCHeritage: A3: knowing that passion & hard work leads to lasting changes, things ppl will remember/admire 4 years #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @armsteadne: Orgs. seem to be looking for employees with a wide range of skills. Gotta do more with less, I guess. #builtheritage


CrowderHouse Q3: I find I get to use a broad range of skill sets - better than a job with just one task for sure. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @PreservationJob: A3: Ive been listening to the REM this week--Talk About the Passion. Everyone is committed to the work. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @jonaskayla very true! challenges often lead to the best solutions. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @JenniferPluck: A3: Everyone in preservation CARES about what theyre doing which can lead to some lifelong friendships. #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @presconf: RT @JenniferPluck: Q3 @joneskayla Doing something worthwhile that doesnt always feel like work. #builtheritage


PresConf Creativity, passion, inspiration, fun ... what great ways to sum up the #preservation field! #builtheritage


lloydalter A3 As a volunteer activist I suspect the best thing is saving a building. Except it hasn't happened yet. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @JenniferPluck: A3: Everyone in preservation CARES about what theyre doing which can lead to some lifelong friendships. #builtheritage


PreservationJob A3: I've been listening to the REM this week--Talk About the Passion. Everyone is committed to the work, believes in it. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @JenniferPluck: A3 Doing something worthwhile that doesnt always feel like work. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @kristamccracken: A3: The variety in the field and the passion of the people involved with it. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage A3: knowing that passion and hard work leads to lasting changes, things people will remember and admire years down the road. #builtheritage


JenniferPluck A3: Everyone in preservation CARES about what they're doing which can lead to some lifelong friendships. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @JenniferPluck: Q3 @joneskayla Doing something worthwhile that doesnt always feel like work. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: A3: The creativity of people involved, always finding new solutions! ... plus pretty buildings! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @jonaskayla: A3: The creativity of people involved, always finding new solutions! ... plus pretty buildings! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @heritagetoronto: Q3: passion of the people, the community. They inspire. They never give up despite so many obstacles. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea RT @preservationjob: A2: more than just meeting people. Build relationship, show skills. #builtheritage -not sure. marketing most important.


jonaskayla A3: The creativity of people involved, always finding new solutions! ... plus pretty buildings! #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @jonaskayla: Q3: What is the best thing about working in the heritage preservation field? #builtheritage


JenniferPluck Q3 @joneskayla Doing something worthwhile that doesn't always feel like 'work.' #builtheritage


PresNation RT @historicshed: @smheffern Agree - you can take your love of preservation in many directions. And u may be more effective. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @WordsmithJenn: Q3 @joneskayla Doing something you LOVE that is also MEANINGFUL. #builtheritage


coehallmuseum Any other museums participating in this chat? #builtheritage


PresConf Warm Fuzzies time! RT @jonaskayla: Q3: What is the best thing about working in the heritage preservation field? #builtheritage


kristamccracken A3: The variety in the field and the passion of the people involved with it. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: Q3: What is the best thing about working in the heritage preservation field? #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Q3: The passion of the people, the community. They inspire. They never give up despite so many obstacles. #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg A3: theres so much variety and spirit in built heritage and associated fields, you really cant help but fall in love with it #builtheritage


jonaskayla Great idea! RT @laurenarcher: Keep a record of the conferences/seminars/workshops you go to. Put the list on your resume. #builtheritage


PresNation Always! RT @armsteadne: Orgs. seem to be looking for employees with a wide range of skills. Gotta do more with less, I guess. #builtheritage


PresConf MT @heritagetoronto: What stands out in candidate is clear understanding of heritage issues - why they happen, how to fix #builtheritage


WordsmithJenn Q3 @joneskayla Doing something you LOVE that is also MEANINGFUL. #builtheritage


PresNation MT @armsteadne Definitely look @ non-trad angels: I cant tell you how many jobs I see looking for exp in CS5, marketing, etc. #builtheritage


armsteadne Orgs. seem to be looking for employees with a wide range of skills. Gotta do more with less, I guess. #builtheritage


laurenarcher Also: Keep a record of the conferences/seminars/workshops you go to. Put the list on your resume. #builtheritage


jonaskayla @thegallagator yes, we will post a transcript after! Thanks for joining! #builtheritage


PresConf MT @JenniferPluck: I never say no to free talks. given lectures @ libraries, schools, hist. societies. Sometime leads 2 jobs. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @JenniferPluck I never say no to free talks. Given lectures at libraries, schools, hist. societies. Sometime leads 2 jobs. #builtheritage


PreservationJob @ATHeritageArea A2: I think when we say network more than just meeting people. Build relationship, show skills. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto What stands out in a candidate is a clear understanding of heritage issues - why they happen, what can we do to fix them #builtheritage


armsteadne Definitely look @ non-traditional angels: I can't tell you how many jobs I see looking for experience in CS5, marketing, etc. #builtheritage


JenniferPluck It's hard to go to conferences when you're unemployed. Contact conf & ask if they need volunteers. #builtheritage #tip


thegallagator Unfortunately I have to go to work! Great talk! Hopefully there's a transcript after? #builtheritage


PresConf A2: Take advantage of @PresNation/@PreservationJob #Career Center resources: http://ow.ly/4NjMp #builtheritage


PresNation @bradrowleyaz We'll post the transcript later, so you can see what you missed. Thanks for joining in! #builtheritage


JenniferPluck I never say no to free talks. I've given free lectures at libraries, schools, hist. societies. Sometime leads 2 jobs. #builtheritage


CrowderHouse @smheffern That and look to other groups - there are reenactors and events galore. Let's you be in heritage still. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto @wanderu - very soon, but they're holding up all appointments right now, including our board. Revising the process. #builtheritage


PresNation MT @wanderu Agree going to local confs/talks/events is most useful. Going to e.g. APT conference is cool, but prob not vital. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @smheffern: A2: Look for non-traditional angles...marketing, online, etc. all needed (and often missing) in #preservation. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @HeritageHUB: RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! >>Yes!Come to http://ow.ly/4NjA8 // need plane ticket! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage I'm not so sure networking is as clear cut. You need to stand out and catch attention to even get people to remember you.


wanderu @ heritagetoronto hey, has the City of Toronto re-appointed those Comm Pres Panels? #builtheritage


PresConf RT @laurenarcher: A2: If in school, ask potential employers to intern. Easier to get yes if you r affiliated w/ institution. #builtheritage


JenniferPluck @ATHeritageArea @histpresgirl Be willing to take PT and contract positions. Sometimes you have to take jobs u don't want. #builtheritage


jonaskayla@HRCHeritage I'll send you the link! I'm famous! lol #builtheritage


PresConf Star = born! RT @jonaskayla: A2: Vol 4 non-heritage org too! Offer perspective. envt org put me on TV this wk 2 talk heritage #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa @Ottawa_Painters Get in the discussion - #builtheritage it's happening now.


wanderu Agree going to local conferences/talks/events is most useful. Going to e.g. APT conference is cool, but probably not vital. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Community Preservation Panels or Preservation Board (in Toronto) are a great place to start. #builtheritage


bradrowleyaz Dang, gotta go, but want to stay. PT jobs okay, I'm driving a bus right now anyway! #BuiltHeritage


HRCHeritage @jonaskayla wow! exciting! #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea @HistPresGirl: How...will...cuts cutting 23% of HP funding will affect the job field? #builtheritage Can't make it better - diversify.


PresNation MT @jonaskayla: A2: Vol for non-heritage! Offer the heritage perspective. An envt org put me on TV this week 2 talk heritage #builtheritage


laurenarcher A2: If you are in school, ask potential employers to intern. Easier to get a yes if you are affiliated with an institution. #builtheritage


HeritageHUB RT @presnation: RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! getting to know people is key. #builtheritage >>Yes!Come to http://ow.ly/4NjA8


WordsmithJenn @PresConf @HisPresGirl I think we all need to be realistic and realize a lot of FT jobs are going to disappear for a bit. #builtheritage


PresConf Testify! MT @JenniferPluck: Im on Historic Pres Commission in my city. Gotten lots of contract work thru that vol position. #builtheritage


smheffern A2: Look for non-traditional angles... marketing, online, etc. all needed (and often missing) in #preservation. #builtheritage


PreservationJob @thegallagator HABS/HAER is a program through the US National Park Service: Here's a link: http://www.nps.gov/history/hdp/ #builtheritage


jonaskayla A2: Volunteer for non-heritage org too! Offer the heritage perspective. An envt org put me on TV this week 2 talk heritage #builtheritage


JenniferPluck I'm on the Historic Pres Commission in my city. I've gotten lots of contract work through that volunteer position. #builtheritage


PresConf Thoughts? RT @HistPresGirl: How do we all think the recent budget cuts cutting 23% of HP funding will affect the job field? #builtheritage


PresConf RT @elizbread: Vol. for civic boards too. - planning board, Hist Dist. Comm, parks & rec., etc can all be applicable #builtheritage


spencervillemil Agreed! RT @DG_rad: Advocate for a building/place/hood you care about & opportunities will come. Blog, tweet #builtheritage@DG_rad


JenniferPluck I've also found that it doesn't hurt to know some architects. Knowing key members of the community is important. #builtheritage


kristamccracken RT @heritagetoronto: Get involved in local community groups, learn about the system through experience. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @heritagetoronto: Get involved in local community groups, learn about the system through experience. #builtheritage


lloydalter The ACO is co-sponsor of the Cobourg conference. I will be there too #builtheritage


PresConf RT @PresAllianceMN: Many states have their own local preservation conferences. They can be really helpful #builtheritage


ElizBRead Vol. for civic boards too. - planning board, Hist Dist. Comm, parks & rec., etc can all be applicable #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! #Preservation is can be clique-y, so getting to know people is key. #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa @wanderu Maybe that's my point - to new grads - be flexible and don't fear the "contract". #builtheritage


PresNationRT @WordsmithJenn: Get to know board members at organizations you want to work for. They do a lot of the hiring. #builtheritage


HistPresGirl How do we all think the recent budget cuts cutting 23% of HP funding will affect the job field? #builtheritage


WordsmithJenn Ahhh! I'm not on my professional twitter which is @JenniferPluck . Switching now. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Better yet, offer to sit on a board! RT @WordsmithJenn: Get to know board members at organizations you want to work for. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Get involved in local community groups, learn about the system through experience. #builtheritage


PreservationJob RT @jonaskayla: Q2: What’s your #1 tip to recent grads (and/or job hunters)? #builtheritage


wanderu I fixed computers as day job while working as researcher for a heritage district study on wknds before getting full-time work #builtheritage


PresConf So save a building, then eat? ;) RT @heritagetoronto: Realize you probably wont be paid much, so you have to love it. #builtheritage


PreservationJob FYI for those following @preservationjob. There is a twitter chat going on right now. Join us! #builtheritage


WordsmithJenn Get to know board members at organizations you want to work for. They do a lot of the hiring. #builtheritage


PresNation Sez the guy we *just* hired! MT @DG_rad Advocate for a building/place/hood you care about. Blog, tweet, meet w/change-makers. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Will be there! RT @wanderu @jonaskayla Cobourg conference nearly sold out! Register fast everyone! #builtheritage


PresConf @DG_rad speaks the truth ... that's why he's working in the same office as me and @PresNation as we type! #builtheritage


PreservationJob @ATHeritageArea Agree A2: re: standing out Build up your preservation street cred--blog, attend commissions, network etc. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Really! That's awesome! RT @wanderu: .@jonaskayla Cobourg conference nearly sold out! Register fast everyone! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @DG_rad: Recent grads: Advocate for building/place/hood u care about & opps will come. Blog, tweet, meet w/change-makers. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Our last two did as well too. RT: lloydalter Our last two or three students all went on to careers in heritage. #builtheritage


PresConf Good distinction. RT @WordsmithJenn: I think going to LOCAL conferences in the area you want to work is key. #builtheritage


wanderu @jonaskayla Cobourg conference nearly sold out! Register fast everyone! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @ATHeritageArea: #builtheritage a2: you are fighting against 50 other people. Make yourself stand out. #builtheritage


coehallmuseum Yes! RT @kristamccracken #preservation is a huge field be open to jobs that aren't with traditional heritage organizations #builtheritage


WordsmithJenn I think going to LOCAL conferences in the area you want to work is key. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! #Preservation can be clique-y, so getting to know people is key. #builtheritage


bradrowleyaz @thegallagator @bradrowleyaz Historic Amercan Building Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, at the NPS #BuiltHeritage


PresConf Ooh, good thought. Answers out there? RT @WordsmithJenn: Are there job fairs for public history/preservation positions? #builtheritage


HRCHeritage @PreservationJob great point! that was my experience as well but perseverance, experience and networking pays off. #builtheritage


PresNation MT @PreservationJob: A2: Be realistic. You might not get the dream right away, but every job is a stepping stone. #builtheritage


DG_rad Recent grads: Advocate for a building/place/hood you care about & opportunities will come. Blog, tweet, meet w/change-makers. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! #Preservation is can be clique-y, so getting to know people is key. #builtheritage


PresConf Any US #preservation folks have conference suggestions? Like ours, the Natl Preservation Conference? :) http://ow.ly/4Njjv #builtheritage


jonaskayla Agreed! RT @smheffern: A2: Network, network, network! #Preservation is can be clique-y, so getting to know people is key. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage I know because we just hired and some resumes were awful. I didn't care what their degree or experience was.


kristamccracken RT @laurenarcher: A1: Internships, mentorships, low-paying summer jobs, placements crucial to my entry into heritage field! #builtheritage


WordsmithJenn Are there job fairs for public history/preservation positions? #builtheritage


smheffern A2: Network, network, network! #Preservation is can be clique-y, so getting to know people is key. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @laurenarcher: A1: Internships, mentorships, low-paying summer jobs, placements crucial to my entry into heritage field! #builtheritage


lloydalter Our last two or three summer students all went on to careers in heritage and we are hiring now http://bit.ly/mRA9tA #builtheritage


ElizBRead A2: Agree with shadowing. Helpful for you to know what you DON'T like as much as what you DO like. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Realize you probably won't be paid much, so you have to love it. #builtheritage


jonaskayla A2: Go to conferences - In Ontario the next one is June 3-5 http://www.cobourgtourism.ca/heritage.html #builtheritage


HeritageHUB RT @conservengineer: A1: In the UK, only formal preservation quali's are post grad. So work experience & other training vital #BuiltHeritage


PresConf RT @kristamccracken: A2: #preservation is a huge field, be open to jobs that arent with traditional heritage organizations. #builtheritage


PresConf Phew. :) RT @heritagetoronto: A2: We have brought on some of our volunteers for part-time or temporary work. #builtheritage


laurenarcher A1: Internships, mentorships, low-paying summer jobs, placements were crucial to my entry into the heritage field! #builtheritage


PresConf Great advice! RT @wanderu: A2: go to conferences and events! Meet people, get yourself known! #builtheritage


coehallmuseum A2: Be honest w/ yourself about what you would LIKE to do vs what you CAN do. Photographers can't always be stonemasons #builtheritage


PreservationJob Q2: When you're looking for a job be realistic. You might not get the dream right away, but every job is a stepping stone. #builtheritage


heritagetoronto And that's me! RT @CrowderHouse: A2 Heritage holdings need all sorts of support-marketing, grant writing etc. #builtheritage


ATHeritageArea #builtheritage a2: you are fighting against 50 other people. Make yourself stand out.


PresConf RT @conservengineer: A1: In the UK, only formal preservation qualis are post grad. So work experience & other training vital #builtheritage


PresConf RT @HRCHeritage: A2: network network network and gain experience where ever possible - volunteering, shadowing, researching. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: Q2: What’s your #1 tip to recent grads (and/or job hunters)? #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa A2: I have heard there is lot's of work in Ontario for historic restorations - private sector homes, and museums. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @elizbread: The last person I hired started as a volunteer with us. Definite leg up on other applicants. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @CrowderHouse: A2 Heritage holdings need all sorts of support-marketing, grant writing etc. Some old skills r applicable. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Good news! RT @elizbread: The last person I hired started as a volunteer with us. Definite leg up on other applicants. #builtheritage


wanderu A2: go to conferences and events! Meet people, get yourself known! #builtheritage


armsteadne I attended the Pacific NW Field School last summer. I highly recommend it for gaining hands on craft experience #BuiltHeritage


heritagetoronto A2: We have brought on some of our volunteers for part-time or temporary work. #builtheritage


conservengineer A1: In the UK, only formal preservation quali's are post grad. So work experience & other training vital #BuiltHeritage


jonaskayla RT @HRCHeritage: A2: network network network and gain experience where ever possible - volunteering, shadowing, researching. #builtheritage


PresConf Any links/info on this group for other seekers? RT @bradrowleyaz: I worked at HABS/HAER one summmer-great experience! #builtheritage


ElizBRead The last person I hired started as a volunteer with us. Definite leg up on other applicants. #builtheritage


HRCHeritage A2: network network network and gain experience where ever possible - volunteering, shadowing, researching. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Great Resource: RT @PreservationJob A1: You might find 10 Ways to Gain Experience in Preservation useful http://ow.ly/4NiW9 #builtheritage


PresNation @HistPresGirl (and any others who need it) Here's the link to internships in our DC office: http://ow.ly/4Nj7F. #builtheritage


wanderu @jonaskayla if you're passionate abt it, you need to volunteer on top of yr paid work. That's my experience anyway. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @heritagetoronto: A2: I think its the best way, if there is paid work though. There often isnt. #builtheritage


thegallagator @bradrowleyaz What is HABS/HAER? #builtheritage


PresConf Current practitioners, lend us your opinions! RT @jonaskayla: Q2: What’s your #1 tip to recent grads (and/or job hunters)? #builtheritage


TreeHugger RT @lloydalter starting monthly #builtheritage conference about finding jobs in the preservation biz right now! just follow the hashtag.


HistPresGirl @PresNation Thank you! I am in the US! But I find it difficult to compete w/ students who have the degrees already #builtheritage


PresConf RT @PreservationJob: A1: 10 Ways to Gain Experience in #Preservation. From #Preservation Career Center http://ow.ly/4NiW9 #builtheritage


coehallmuseum @wanderu @jonaskayla Varied experiences opens up opportunity in more areas. No 'job' in preservation is monolithic #builtheritage


heritagetoronto A2: I think it's the best way, if there is paid work though. There often isn't. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Q2: What’s your #1 tip to recent grads (and/or job hunters)? #builtheritage


bradrowleyaz I worked at HABS/HAER one summmer-great experience! #BuiltHeritage


thegallagator @PreservationJob Excellent link! Thanks! #builtheritage


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: A1: education in heritage can be gained through workshops, and not necessarily getting a whole degree #builtheritage


conservengineer RT @PreservationJob: A1: You might find 10 Ways to Gain Experience in Preservation useful.... http://ow.ly/4NiW9 #builtheritage


jonaskayla @wanderu: I've gone the other way, full time employment, now volunteering to get other experiences #builtheritage


wanderu heritagetoronto I can, but I already have that gig :) #builtheritage


PresNation @HistPresGirl Are you in the US? We have internships @PresNation! #builtheritage


PresConf RT @jonaskayla: A1: education in heritage can be gained through workshops, and not necessarily getting a whole degree #builtheritage


HistPresGirl I'm graduating w/ my degree in Anthropology/History but looking for summer internships/work in Hist Pres! All ears for advice!#builtheritage


PresConf RT @coehallmuseum: A1: Degrees give you classroom knowledge while experience gives you practical knowledge #builtheritage


jonaskayla Good Question! RT @wanderu: @jonaskayla how easy is it to move from volunteerism to full-time paid employment though? #builtheritage


PresConf Thoughts? RT @HistPresGirl: I am considering UGAs Historic Pres Masters program. Anyone with input about the program? #builtheritage


jonaskayla A1: education in heritage can be gained through workshops, and not necessarily getting a whole degree #builtheritage


PreservationJob A1: You might find 10 Ways to Gain Experience in Preservation useful. From Preservation Career Center http://ow.ly/4NiW9 #builtheritage


PresConf RT @thegallagator: You can find out more about it at its website, http://www.willowbank.ca #builtheritage


PresNation RT @thegallagator: You can find out more about it at its website, http://www.willowbank.ca #builtheritage


PresConf Tx! RT @thegallagator: Willowbank = school located in NOTL that educates students w/ balance of hands on techniques & theory. #builtheritage


wanderu @jonaskayla how easy is it to move from volunteerism to full-time paid employment in #builtheritage though?


HRCHeritage @CrowderHouse: good point that connections and experience can help make up ground where education is lacking #builtheritage


PresNation MT @HomeStarsOttawa: A1: Depends on the field. @macmillanhomes learned from his father; doesnt need degree 4 heritage masonry #builtheritage


thegallagator You can find out more about it at its website, http://www.willowbank.ca #builtheritage


PresConf MT @wanderu: A1 supplemental: I've still not finished my M.A. but did get full-time work via experience while working on M.A. #builtheritage


HistPresGirl I am considering UGA's Historic Pres Master's program. Anyone with input about the program? #builtheritage


thegallagator Willowbank is a school located in NOTL that educates its students with a balance of hands on techniques and theory. #builtheritage


PresConf MT @PreservationJob: A1: To be specific I say vary so that you have experience in many areas of pres. We all wear many hats. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Agree with @coehallmuseum about volunteering being good experience. the #preservation field always needs good volunteers! #builtheritage


PresNation MT @CrowderHouse A1: New entrants to job mkt must have degrees, unless they have connections. But nothing trumps experience. #builtheritage


HomeStarsOttawa A1: It depends on the field. @macmillanhomes learned from his father - he doesn't need a degree for heritage masonry #builtheritage


coehallmuseum A1: Degrees give you classroom knowledge while experience gives you practical knowledge #builtheritage


PresConf MT @CrowderHouse: A1: New entrants must have degrees, unless they have connections. But nothing trumps exp in real work. #builtheritage


bradrowleyaz A1: I'm a registered architect that would like to move into Historic Preservation. A degree in history and some experience. #BuiltHeritage


wanderu A1 supplemental: I have still not finished my M.A. but I did get full-time work via experience gained while working on M.A. #builtheritage


jonaskayla RT @coehallmuseum: A1: Experience can be gained through volunteering (and volunteers dont need degrees!) #builtheritage


PreservationJob A1: To be specific about the experience I say vary so that you have experience in many areas of pres. We all wear many hats..#builtheritage


PresConf Smart. RT @coehallmuseum: A1: Experience can be gained through volunteering (and volunteers dont need degrees!) #builtheritage


PresNation MT @wanderu A1: Experience. No question. Lots of great folks in field with no formal acad creds. What Willowbank is all abt! #builtheritage


CrowderHouse A1: New entrants to job market must have degrees, unless they have connections. But nothing trumps experience in real work. #builtheritage


PresConf @thegallagator @wanderu Care to share more info or some links about Willowbank for those unfamiliar with it? #builtheritage


PresNation Good point! RT @coehallmuseum: A1: Experience can be gained through volunteering (and volunteers dont need degrees!) #builtheritage


PresConf MT @jonaskayla: A1: My degree is environmental studies/anthropology, but I work in heritage, so I say experience =important! #builtheritage


PresConf A1 MT @PreservationJob: degree gives a solid foundation, having an internship/practical experience in preservation helps too. #builtheritage


PresNation Looks like I'm seeing need experience more than degree, but can't get experience w/out degree. #Preservation Catch-22? #builtheritage


jonaskayla A1: My degree is in environmental studies and anthropology, but I work in heritage, so I say experience is important! #builtheritage


PresConf MT @wanderu: A1: Experience. No question. Lots of great folks working in field w/no formal acad creds. #builtheritage


thegallagator @wanderu Yes! Willowbank! I just finished my first year there :) amazing school. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @lloydalter: A1: its not one or the other, it is about balance, enthusiasm and energy #builtheritage


jonaskayla Me too! RT @heritagetoronto: Will try to answer questions, although not trained in heritage profession - have learnt on job #builtheritage


PresConf MT @HRCHeritage: A1:experience is necessary to grasp dynamics of industry, but w/out a degree its hard to get that experience #builtheritage


coehallmuseum A1: Experience can be gained through volunteering (and volunteers don't need degrees!) #builtheritage


PresNation MT @HRCHeritage: A1:experience is necessary to grasp dynamics of the industry, but w/out a degree its hard to get experience #builtheritage


PresConf MT @SustainblHeritg: A1: i have extensive knowledge you cant get a degree in... but employers insist on degrees #builtheritage


heritagetoronto Will try to answer questions, although not trained in heritage profession - have learnt on job #builtheritage


PreservationJob @HistPresGirl The degree gives a solid foundation, having an internship/practical experience in preservation helps too. #builtheritage


PresNation RT @kristamccracken: A1: Experience in the field will often begin preference over someone w merely a degree. #builtheritage


kristamccracken RT @lloydalter: A1: its not one or the other, it is about balance, enthusiasm and energy #builtheritage


wanderu A1: Experience. No question. Lots of great folks working in field with no formal acad creds. What Willowbank is all about! #builtheritage


lloydalter A1: it's not one or the other, it is about balance, enthusiasm and energy #builtheritage


RocchiJulia #preservation folks: Find me at @PresConf right now on the #builtheritage chat! Topic: job-hunting/career-building in preservation.


PresNation MT @SustainblHeritg: A1: i struggle with this! i have knowledge you cant get a degree in... but employers insist on degrees #builtheritage


HRCHeritage A1:experience is very necessary to grasp the dynamics of the industry, but w/out a degree its hard to get that experience #builtheritage


kristamccracken A1: Experience in the field will often begin preference over someone w merely a degree. #builtheritage


SustainblHeritg A1: i for sure struggle with this! i have extensive knowledge you cant get a degree in... but employers insist on degrees #builtheritage


smheffern I'm over on the @PresNation account talking #preservation jobs... Come on over and join us on the #builtheritage hashtag!


coehallmuseum Tweeting at #builtheritage about #preservation jobs and #careers in #museums #archives #libraries #culture


PreservationJob I suppose I should also mention that I tweet as an individual from @pc_presnation. #builtheritage


PresConf RT @jonaskayla: Lets jump right in! Q1: What’s more critical to a successful preservation career – degrees or experience? #builtheritage


HistPresGirl #builtheritage Any advice for a recent grad w/ love for hist. preservation but degree in Anthropology/History?


jonaskayla Followers, I will be spending the next hour tweeting for #builtheritage chat, come over and join us!


wanderu Just joining #builtheritage chat on finding work in the heritage conservation field. Follow the hashtag if you're interested.


PresNation RT @jonaskayla: Lets jump right in! Q1: What’s more critical to a successful preservation career – degrees or experience? #builtheritage


PresNation RT @presconf: Just a reminder to use the A1, A2, etc. format when answering/sharing resources. #builtheritage


PresConf Just a reminder to use the A1, A2, etc. format when answering/sharing resources. #builtheritage


jonaskayla Let's jump right in! Q1: What’s more critical to a successful preservation career – degrees or experience? #builtheritage


PresConf Welcome everyone! Today's moderators are @jonaskayla, @PresConf, @PresNation, & @PreservationJob. #builtheritage


lloydalter I will start off by saying I have a job available in Toronto for a summer student! More information here http://bit.ly/mRA9tA #builtheritage


PresNation Hello and welcome! This is Sarah (@smheffern) repping for @PresNation today. We're about to get started... #builtheritage


lloydalter starting monthly #builtheritage conference about finding jobs in the preservation biz right now! just follow the hashtag.


PreservationJob Hello everyone! I'm Priya the person who tweets from @preservationjob! Welcome to the chat! #builtheritage


kristamccracken RT @PresNation: Well be starting soon! Join us! Chat on #Preservation Jobs is Today http://ow.ly/4MTza #builtheritage


jonaskayla RT @presconf: 2 minutes til the chat starts! Join us if youre seeking, holding, or thinking about #preservation jobs. :) #builtheritage


PresConf 2 minutes til the chat starts! Join us if you're seeking, holding, or thinking about #preservation jobs. :) #builtheritage


PresNation We'll be starting momentarily. Join us! RT @presnation: Twitter Chat on #Preservation Jobs is Today http://ow.ly/4MTza #builtheritage

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