Beyond major metropolitan centres, museum jobs can be few and geographically far between. Sometimes, however, being prepared to up and move to chase a job, can really help you to land that first museum role, or climb that museum career ladder a little bit higher.
Moving home and moving jobs can be fun and exciting. It can also be stressful and expensive. In this three-part blog, my guest contributors and I would like to explore the impact of geography on the situation, wellbeing and wallets of museum professionals.
In part one, Liam Wiseman discusses his experiences with moving three times in two years for different jobs across South West England. In part two, an anonymous contributor goes into more detail about the financial implications involved in moving home, and the issue of debt. In the third part, I will discuss my experiences of moving jobs without moving home, and the challenges involved with commuting.
Watch this space!