Assistant Curator of Docent Learning
The Cincinnati Art Museum has an opening for the Assistant Curator of Docent
Learning in the Learning & Interpretation Division.
Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Director of Learning &
Interpretation, this position directs the development, implementation, and
evaluation of the Art Museum’s on-going Docent program. This includes
planning and evaluation of all of the activities of the Docent Corps at the
Art Museum, ensuring that short-term and long-term goals are met. The key
activities include: structuring the content and format of touring
strategies, training of new Docents, recruiting of new Docents, providing
continuing education for the entire Corps, and guiding program committees.
This position serves as the main liaison between the Docents and the staff
of Art Museum.
The position interfaces consistently with other members of the Division of
Learning and Interpretation to develop, implement, and evaluate the
Docent-led touring programs for adults, youth, and families at the Art
Museum (does not include staff-led or special consultant tours coordinated
by Adult Programs or School Programs). These programs are both available
for free-choice visitors and those arriving for scheduled programs such as
school groups and adult group tours. This position also works closely with
Marketing to design programs and assist with promotional events where
Docents are included to build audiences among tourist groups and others who
come specifically to the Museum for special topics or themes-based tours
conducted by Docents. Programs include off-site presentations.
Requirements: Masters degree in art education, art history, museum
education, or related field. Knowledge of art history and the ability to
teach art history are essential. The candidates should have at least two
years experience in public programs in an art museum/gallery setting and
some knowledge of visitor studies/educational theory. The candidate should
be familiar with and supportive of open/discussion based tour methods (e.g.
Visual Thinking Strategies). Candidates should have a proven track record as
excellent managers and effective leaders, and a demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively with volunteers, colleagues/staff, and community
representatives. Candidates should possess strong organizational abilities,
excellent speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills, and have a good
knowledge of computing, finance, and budgeting.
A cover letter, resume, and professional references should be submitted to:
Human Resources Department, Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive,
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596. Fax: (513) 639-2932
HumanResources@cincyart.org No phone calls please. Deadline to apply: July 1st, 2011.
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