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Old 09-30-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Hi everybody -

I'm seriously considering moving to Rochester, after I graduate this winter, because of the large deaf population. (I could stay near DC, but the summer weather here is miserable.) My focus has been on archival and collections work, and I'm wondering what the museum industry job market is like in upstate NY. I'm fine with the idea of living in Rochester and commuting to work, though hopefully the commute wouldn't be a very long one.

Can anybody here give me some insight on this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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Something like this may work: https://www.infinityhr.com/extranet/...1239&aid=10927

You could possibly look into job opportunities at the Rochester Institute of Technology, which has good accomodations for those within the deaf community.

Here is some more information: Deaf Community - Rochester Wiki
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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The Strong post came up already in my searches - I don't have any advanced degrees (yet, I guess) so anything requiring a master's is out, unfortunately. As far as I know RIT doesn't have a museum or art gallery attached to it, but will keep it in mind for basic employment. I know the University of Rochester has a museum, but they probably do all their best hiring internally. This looks interesting but isn't slated to open for another year or so: Philip Michael Brown Studio

There's a few months time left for things to open up, but what I'm really trying to find out is if anybody can tell me what the job market is like these days. Hiring rate, turnover rate, etc. All the good information I can find is at least a year old. This doesn't have to be limited to the museum industry if you don't know the stats there.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:40 PM
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Sorry I don't know much about the job market, but I will say that U of Rochester does plenty of outside hiring... and they are one of the largest employers here so their museums and collections are associated with the relative stability of that size employer. This list looks pretty good: Directory of Museums and Galleries in Rochester, NY. There are also women's rights museums in Geneva, NY... a bit of a long commute but do-able. Universities, and anything associated with Eastman House, do archival work. I think you will find the culture conducive to working and living in if you are deaf or hard of hearing... the deaf population is relatively assimilated here, and what comes with that are a lot of services for deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens. Skilled interpreters are readily available, etc. (I used to teach deaf and HH children, so maybe I am biased, but these are my observations.)
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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The personal observation regarding deaf accessibility is helpful - it's good to have that perspective. Didn't know Geneva was doable; that's going on my list, as is U of Rochester. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:43 AM
 
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Not to nitpick, but the women's rights museum is in Seneca Falls and while it is a bit further away from Rochester, it still may be doable.

I don't know if this is helpful, but the is actually a Jell-O museum in LeRoy. You may want to check with area historical societies as well.
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