Thursday, July 26, 2018

Big News...Drumroll, Please



Most of you know that I have been feverishly searching for a job for most of the past year. I’ve had a number of interviews but nothing came of them. Finally, one panned out. At my current museum, they decided to hire an educator to do educational and public programs. Since I am formerly a teacher, they decided that I was the best person for the job. It’s been in a kind of limbo for the past two weeks as they went through all the formalities, but today, they officially offered me the job. It will finally be a permanent position with a roughly 10 percent raise. I am very excited because it was the type of position I have been looking for. So for the time being, I will be staying in Vermont. My next big step will be to buy a new car. That’s a couple of weeks away, but I’m just as excited about that.

Oh and I almost forgot, I’m heading to Chicago today. I’ll be there through Sunday for a symposium on museum studies.

11 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations, Joe. Looking for a job is one of the worst things we have to go through; it's time-consuming and filled with seemingly never-ending disappointment. Getting a new job where you currently work also means you don't have to move—always a plus. I wish you happiness and fulfillment in your new position, and hope it turns out to be everything you wanted—and more. <3

John R said...

Congratulations Joe, glad all of your work on the job search paid off.

JiEL said...

WOW!
What a great news.

Happy that you could at last have a permanent job.

Now that you're (almost) used to Vermont climate this will be the best for you.

And you're not too far from Burlington, Plattsberg and gay friendly Montreal too.

Anonymous said...

Joe, I am absolutely delighted with the outcome, which is wonderful news for you. We are all so happy for you. Roderick

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

AlexandriaVic said...

Congratulations Joe!

Do you!!

Make the role yours!

naturgesetz said...

Great news! Congratulations!

As a New Englander, I'm glad you're willing to stay in our region.

Dave R said...

Congratulations!! That 10% is a bit more than we give our associates when promoting them to supervisory positions!!

doreus said...

That is very exciting. I am extremely glad for you, especially, as a fellow historian, knowing from within how difficult it can be to find a position with stability. And it seems you have found one that is the perfect fit for you. Enjoy settling into Vermont!

Bill M said...

Congratulations, Joe! Wishing you all the best!

Nikki said...

Wow so happy for you!