SEMC Programs

SEMC offers educational and professional development opportunities. Keep your skills sharpened, discuss new ideas, and meet fellow museum professionals at our Annual Conference. Advance your career through our Professional Development, Mentor, and Scholarship programs. Recognize institutional and individual achievement through our Exhibition and Publication Design competitions, as well as our Annual Awards Program. 
SEMC programs and services include:
  • Annual Conference held over three days in the fall each year.
  • SEMC Leadership Institute (next offering April 2022)
  • The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) held annually in January (on pause for evaluation until January 2023).
  • Annual Conference and JIMI scholarships.
  • Awards programs recognizing excellence in Southeastern museums and museum professionals.
  • Mentor Program, Annual Meeting Career Center.
  • The Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program (SERM) is a reciprocal admission program for SEMC Institutional Members.
Our Council, staff, and volunteers work to increase educational and professional development opportunities. SEMC is now looking for museum professionals to serve on its expert bureau.