Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301
http://www.fullercraft.org

Date Posted:
April 06, 2018

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Other

Type:
Volunteer

Museum Educator (Docent)

Description:

Do you have a passion for contemporary craft, art, education, 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-- essentially a minimum of 50 hours per year.

Qualifications:

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FCM DOCENT 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, a minimum if 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 Apply:
  1. Candidates must first complete a docent application (available online) which is to be submitted to the Education Coordinator.
  2. The Education Coordinator will contact the candidate to schedule a brief meeting to determine match.
  3. 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.


Deadline for applications is August 1, 2018 for training that will begin in September 2018. Interviews will be conducted starting now through Summer 2018. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter whether they have been accepted to the program.

Apply by:
May 31, 2018
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.