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
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.
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
- 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
- Free parking.
How To Apply:
- Candidates must first complete a docent
application (available online) which is to be submitted to the Education
- 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.
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.