Museum Educator Volunteer Description Do you have a passion for contemporary craft, art, decorative arts, or museums in general? At Fuller Craft Museum, we offer visitors the opportunity to enhance their appreciation of contemporary craft through guided tours and lively conversations.
We are currently seeking volunteers who enjoy working with the public and assisting visitors to share the Museum’s exhibitions and collection with the general public by conducting guided tours. Museum tours are approximately 45 to 60 minutes in length and focus on key points of our current exhibitions and collection and are a vital link between the Museum and its visitors.
Museum Educators-in-Training complete an introductory training seminar, study selected readings, are paired with a Mentor, and shadow other Museum Educators on guided tours to gain knowledge and skills in interpretive strategies and touring techniques for groups.
Commitment: Must be available year-round, Attend twice monthly team meetings to learn new programs, explore content, practice activities and share ideas. Fuller Craft Museum Educators deliver program experiences mostly on weekday mornings, as well as occasional weekends. Demand is heaviest in the fall through late spring, though programs take place throughout the year, including the summer months.
Requirements to Participate in the Fuller Craft Museum Educator Program
- Be at least 18 years old of age.
- Enjoy meeting and working with new people.
- Have a strong interest in contemporary craft and art.
Have access to and regularly use e-mail.
- Have flexibility in your schedule and can commit to one year, 4 hours per month.
- Can attend docent meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
- Strength, dexterity, and mobility to perform all duties (to include standing, walking, and stair-climbing) as needed.
- Pass standard background check.
Benefits of being a Fuller Craft Museum Volunteer Educator:
- Complimentary dual/family Museum membership (includes 20% discount on Gift Shop purchases, invitations to private Museum events and programs, discounts on admission to public programs).
- Ongoing enrichment programs featuring expert lectures and field visits to other sites of interest.
- Annual social events, including the annual Appreciation Luncheon.
- Free parking.
How to Become a Museum Educator
- Candidates must first complete the application (available online: https://goo.gl/forms/LXTz46zYSKp2NmSW2) which is to be submitted to the Education Coordinator.
- The Education Coordinator will contact the candidate to schedule a brief meeting to determine match.
- Once appropriate placement has been determined, the candidate will attend a docent orientation meeting, at which time the candidate will be given required reading on Museum collection and contemporary craft to be completed before the first docent training meeting.
- Next the candidate must attend docent training meeting(s), be paired with a docent mentor and shadow a minimum of three (3) scheduled tours before satisfactorily completing a mock tour in order to begin volunteering as a Museum Educator.
Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017 for training that will begin in September 2017. Interviews will be conducted during Summer 2017. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter whether they have been accepted to the program.
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- Regular updates to maintain our Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube accounts
- Research to develop good content
- Other internet research
- Maintaining a good rapport with the public and our media relations
Apply by sending an email with a resume to . Please put “Social Media Internship” in the subject line.
Event Planning Intern
- Work closely with the Rentals Coordinator to provide an exceptional experience to our rental parties and organize a unique, creative bridal fair experience
- Assist in responding to inquiries regarding rentals
- Reach out to vendors to buy table space at the Bridal Fair
- Assist in the marketing and promoting the Bridal Fair, as well as promoting the Museum’s rental space in general
- Assist with the administration of events on the rentals calendar, communicating necessary information to rental parties, caterers, other vendors, and museum staff
- Deliver excellent customer service-is articulate and helpful in order to ensure rental events are properly managed
- Have a friendly and professional manner
Qualifications: Strong organizational skills, computer skills, communication skills, and ease with multitasking are all required. Applicants should be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Arts Administration, Event Planning, or other relevant major. Those with a college degree, but not currently enrolled in a degree program may be considered as well. Can commit 5 – 10 hours per week. How To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Rentals Coordinator: Gwendolyn Gavin, with “Event Planning Intern” in subject line. Salary: unpaid About this Organization: Fuller Craft Museum is New England’s home for contemporary craft. As one of only 8 contemporary craft museums in the United States, Fuller Craft is among the fastest growing, most unique institutions in the northeast.