Ask a Folklorist—Career Advice for New Professionals
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Palchik, Violeta; Decker, Adrienne; Eleuterio, Susan; Higgins, Lisa L.; Kolovos, Andy
Job-seeking for folklorists can be daunting. In this forum, chaired and moderated by a member of the AFS Graduate Student Section, a group of representatives from the Archives and Libraries, Folklore and Museums, Independent Folklorists’, and Public Programs sections will discuss jobs in their respective fields and answer career-related questions from attendees. The discussion will not have a formalized agenda but will instead take its direction from audience inquiries. Moreover, the forum format allows for two-way conversation; veteran folklorists will themselves have the opportunity to hear directly from job-seekers about the challenges presented by the 21st-century job market and come away with new ideas to improve hiring processes.