S14E02: Getting a Foot in the Door

Liz and Phedra join forces with freelance paintings conservator Alexis Drapanas as they tackle an ECP special! Phedra also interviews conservator Kerith Koss Schrager and intern Adrienne Gendron about health and safety for emerging professionals. And don’t forget to tune in for a Dear Jane about getting into some more unusual specialisms!

00:00:45 Introducing our ECP hosts
00:08:02 Straight from university to private practice
00:09:15 What does ‘emerging’ mean to you?
00:16:01 Let’s talk money!
00:24:37 Paperwork in real life
00:29:22 Job searching across Europe
00:37:44 How to break down the door
00:45:45 Patreon teaser
00:46:00 Interview with Kerith Koss Schrager and Adrienne Gendron
01:00:57 Phedra’s recommended listening
01:03:19 Dear Jane

Show Notes:
– Alexis’ website: https://www.drapanas.com/
– Follow Phedra on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phedrakom/
– Cardiff University: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/course/conservation-of-objects-in-museums-and-archaeology-bsc
– Lorenzo de Medici Institute: https://ldminstitute.com/department/restoration/
– Follow Liz on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lizhebertxcvi
– Follow Liz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizhebertxcvi/
– Conversation Conservation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conversationconservation/
– AIC Health and Safety Wiki: https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/Category:Health_%26_Safety
– Health and safety beginner’s guide: https://www.conservation-wiki.com/w/images/1/1d/H%26S_BeginnerGuide.pdf
– Hazards in collections eTool: https://hazardsincollections.org.uk/
– 6 session C2C Course – Health and Safety in Collections Care: https://learning.culturalheritage.org/products/c2c-care-course-health-and-safety-in-collections-care

Phedra’s recommended listening:
– S01E05 Emerging Professionals: https://thecword.show/2017/04/26/s01e05-emerging-professionals/
– S02E04 Emerging Professionals 2: https://thecword.show/2017/10/04/s02e04-emerging-professionals-2/
– S13E02 Accreditation Part 1: https://thecword.show/2023/04/05/s13e02-accreditation-part-1/
– S12E06 Time Management: https://thecword.show/2022/11/23/s12e06-time-management/
– S12E01 Job Interviews: https://thecword.show/2022/09/14/s12e01-job-interviews/
– S11E04 Building a Business: https://thecword.show/2022/05/04/s11e04-building-a-business/
– S10E05 Aches and Pains: https://thecword.show/2021/11/10/s10e05-aches-and-pains/
– S05E05 Portfolio Extravaganza: https://thecword.show/2019/05/15/s05e05-portfolio-extravaganza/
– S04E02 Parenthood: https://thecword.show/2018/10/03/s04e02-parenthood/

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Hosted by Liz Hébert, Phedra Komodromou, and Alexis Drapanas.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2024.

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