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Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism is on view now!

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Job Description:

Position: Part-Time Tour Guide (Exhibition Specific/Seasonal Sept. 2018- Feb. 2019)
Reports to: School & Docent Program Coordinator
Job Classification: Non-Exempt

 

 

Job Summary and Key Objectives:

The Part-Time Tour Guide (Exhibition Specific/Seasonal Sept. 2018- Feb. 2019) is responsible for giving exhibition specific tours during the exhibition, Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The tour guide conducts educational and through-provoking guided tours, answering questions about the artwork and social history connected to this one particular exhibition. The tour guide will be expected to give daily exhibition specific tours as well as pre-arranged group tours at the Jepson Center for the duration of the exhibition. The anticipated time commitment for the tour guide will be 10-15 hours per week, depending upon the needs of the museum Mon.- Fri. (with the possibility of an occasional weekend day or evening event) and the tour guide will be given a weekly schedule, reporting to the School & Docent Program Coordinator in the Education department.

The Part-Time Tour Guide (Exhibition Specific/Seasonal Sept. 2018- Feb. 2019) must complete all necessary training to become proficient in preferred tour techniques, and all training materials will be provided in advance of the exhibition and the tour guide will be paid for his/her training time. Candidates will be evaluated on their knowledge and ability to lead guided tours before being offered a seasonal part-time position within this organization.

 

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Understand and learn content related to the exhibition, Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Abide by the daily tour schedule and remain true to the facts of the exhibition
  • Deliver excellent, friendly customer service
  • Report any damages or safety issues to the School & Docent Program Coordinator and Security
  • Act as a representative of Telfair Museums to promote the museums and encourage visitors to visit the other Telfair Museums’ locations
  • Work as a team with the other docents, staff, and volunteers to provide a warm, welcoming, and professional experience for visitors
  • Work in other areas as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications and Education:

  • An interest in art, art history or French culture
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Experience in public speaking, lecturing, training, guided tours, or other related experience working with the public
  • Friendly, helpful and courteous; must be enthusiastic about Telfair Museums and its history
  • Ability to work with large groups independently and professionally
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Flexibility in scheduling and assignments
  • Promptness, reliability, and dependability are a MUST
  • Desire to educate visitors about the historical significance of Telfair Museums
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb stairs