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Working at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is an exciting, challenging, rewarding and unique opportunity to impact Northeast Indiana with a world-class museum experience. For each of our open positions, in addition to the education and experience listed, we look for enthusiastic individuals with positive attitudes that have the desire to improve quality of life in Northeast Indiana. We structure our interviews to find people who care about others and who will contribute to a constructive and healthy work environment. Additionally, the people we look for are creative problem solvers and motivated to create excellent work.

OPEN POSITIONS

Part Time Children's Docent Tour Guide

DEPARTMENT

Education

REPORTS TO

Children’s Education Staff

STATUS

Part time, volunteer.

SUMMARY

Docents are museum volunteers and are essential to educating the public about the diverse exhibitions on display at FWMoA, using the art as a tool to expand the minds of all who listen and learn. Leading engaging tours is a unique opportunity to work with children, heighten your mental engagement, and contribute to your community. All interested individuals will be asked to undergo a background check before joining the docent team. All finalists for this position must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Contact Alyssa Dumire at 260 422-6467 alyssa.dumire@fwmoa.org to learn more about this opportunity.

Internships

The internship program is open to college and graduate students and recent graduates. The internship is offered on a volunteer basis. Students desiring academic credit for their internship must arrange for it themselves with their academic institution. To correspond with class or work, interns can arrange flexible schedules. However, some nights and weekend hours may be required during special events.

DEPARTMENT

Education

REPORTS TO

Children’s Education Staff

STATUS

Part time, intern.

APPLICATION

SUMMARY

The Children’s Education Internship provides an overview of the children’s education department, which is responsible for one of the first formal introductions to visual art a child has. This department educates students K-12. All ages of children are served through on- and off-site museum programming. Interns will be a major part of implementation of these programs and will learn to interact with students of all ages. Interns will assist in exploring the varied methods of art interpretation that we use to educate this often-underserved audience. This will be done through gallery tours, traveling exhibition presentations in the classroom, and the largest exhibition for art students in the region, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This intern will build a foundation for visual arts education beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Application deadline: November 3, 2021