Tour Guide - Museum London


Volunteer Details

Position Activity

Artist / Visual Arts, Arts & Crafts, Public Speaking / Facilitation

Suitability

Individual Adult (over 18)

Age Requirement

Over 18 years old

Hours Per Week

5-10

Location

Museum London, 421 Ridout Street North, London, ON

Population Served

Adult, Children, Families, New Citizens & Immigrants, Youth

Number of Positions

6

Time Commitment: 

  • Long-Term (6+ months)

Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Position Description

Description: Contribute to a friendly, inviting atmosphere and exceptional visitor experiences as a Museum London Tour Guide! As a Tour Guide you will be facilitating and planning tours for school-aged children (elementary and high-school), adults and special-needs individuals. Come join us at Museum London as we educate the next generation in art, culture and heritage!

Commitment: This role has a minimum commitment of one year.  Tour guide meetings occur every Monday (with the exception of holidays) from January 7th until the end of June, then resuming in September. Tours occur at least once a week (a half day – either a morning or afternoon, as needed). July to August guides do not meet or tour. All new guides are required to complete a series of four scheduled training sessions: January 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 12:00pm - 2:00pm in additional to the regular Monday morning meetings from 9:30am - 11:30am.

Training: 2-3 months training required. Training consists of exhibition briefings by curators, workshops on touring methodology, speakers on art topics, visits to artists’ studios and other galleries. Training focuses on school curriculum, experiential learning, designing tours and teaching studio programs. Experienced tour guides mentor new volunteers until they are ready to tour on their own. 

Skill Requirements:
• Background or interest in visual arts and/or teaching.
• Skilled in public speaking and facilitating groups including young school children, high
school students, adult, and special-needs
• Work as team-players when facilitating and planning large group tours, but also
independently when dealing with smaller groups
• Valid Police Records Check
• Complete mandatory Health & Safety training
• Must be 18 years of age or older 

Duties and responsibilities:
• Learn about new exhibitions, and develop tour strategies
• Commit to additional time for independent reading and research
• Use the computer and internet to facilitate research, communication, and tourscheduling
• Plan each tour appropriate to the age and needs of group, using inquiry, discussion and
interactive strategies to help visitors make personal connections with the art
• Provide curriculum-based school programs to students (art tours/studio programs) from
JK-Gr.12, also tour adult groups through our art exhibitions

Benefits
• Parking pass supplied for mandatory Monday morning meetings and tour shifts
• 10% off in Muse Shop + Rental 

Reporting to: Steve Mavers, Curator of Education

Additional Opportunity Information

Please apply online at http://museumlondon.ca/support/volunteer and send your resume to jbrennan@museumlondon.ca.

Skills Preferred

Experience teaching
Background in Fine Arts, Art History, and/or History
Enjoy working with children
Skilled in public speaking
Can work independently and as a team

Activities

  • Artist / Visual Arts
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Public Speaking / Facilitation

Required Qualifications/Training

Valid Police Check
Complete Mandatory Health & Safety Training
Attend all four Tour Guide training sessions (dates above)

How to Apply

Contact Name: 

Jordan Brennan

Phone

519-661-0333 x 4232

Deadline to Apply: 

Saturday, December 15, 2018
421 Ridout St. N.
London N6A 5H4
519-661-0333
519-661-2500
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