Save the Date: Twitter Chat About Preservation Jobs is Wednesday, May 2

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by Sarah Heffern

It's hard to believe, but it's almost Twitter chat time again! And, for the first time, we're revisiting an earlier topic: preservation jobs. With graduation season upon us, and many newly accredited preservation professionals looking for work, it seems worth discussing again. We'll be chatting about online resources for job hunting, work in fields tangential to preservation, the skills needed to succeed in preservation, and more. Come armed with your best job-hunting advice!

Preserving an ornamental iron fence in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo: ncpttmedia on Flickr)

The chat will take place this Wednesday, May 2, from 4:00-5:00 pm EDT. As always, we'll be hanging out at the #builtheritage hashtag. If you're new to the chat, here's how to get involved:

1. Sign in to Twitter, TweetDeck or TweetChat. We (the chat moderators) usually use TweetChat since it adds the hash tag automatically and allows for easy replies and re-tweets.

2. Follow and tweet with the hashtag #builtheritage.

3. Watch for the questions in the Q1 format. Provide answers using the A1 format, and interact with other participants using replies and retweets.

Oh, and what we mean by the Q1/A1 format is this: Questions (we usually have four per chat) are posed by the moderators as Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 about every 15 minutes. We ask that chatters reply with A1, A2, etc. to help everyone stay clear on what they’re responding to. A lot of side conversations and such still break out, but it helps keep things at least a little organized.

See you online on Wednesday!

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Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.

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