Well, I'm taking the plunge again! I found a job opening at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco that I believe I'm qualified for, and I'm going to apply as soon as I have finished updating my resume and cover letter.
This job would be a HUGE plum for me, as it's in between being an administrative assistant and a curatorial assistant, which would enable me to use many of my skills while not being "in charge" of things I have no experience with. Plus, it's at a museum that I used to visit often while growing up, so I'm familiar with many of the older artifacts in the collection. In fact, just going through their online gallery pics was a trip down Memory Lane, so to speak, because I kept recognizing things! While I don't have experience with "art" or art museums, my REM experience with ancient artifacts might be of use to them.
Please keep your fingers, toes and/or anything else that seems appropriate crossed for me. I'd be happy to at least get an interview for this position, as that would tell me I've done the right things in updating and editing my resume and cover letter.
Here are a few pics of my favorite things in this museum from the older collections. I believe this first pic was taken when it was still at the old de Young Museum, before it was torn down and the new monstrosity built in its place:
May the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (above) hear my plea and help me in my endeavor! (Hey, it never hurts to ask. I DO believe in the power of museum-patron deities.)