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TOUR GUIDE, NASHER MUSEUM OF ART

Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  197033
Regular or Temporary:  Regular
Location: 

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  UNIVERSITY
Date:  Jun 6, 2022

Duke University:

 

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

 

 

 

 

  • Lead tours of the Nasher Museum of Art and its exhibitions. The main audiences are K-12 school groups, adult groups and public tours.
  • Act as a facilitator with tour groups rather than a lecturer.  A facilitator is somebody who enables a process to happen, especially somebody who encourages people to find their own solutions to problems or tasks.
  • Use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), open ended-questions and the inquiry method for all tours. (Training provided in these methods.)
  • Manage and keep control of a group of 15 students or adults with attention to safety of visitors and artworks and implementation of museum rules.
  • Follow museum procedures and protocols.
  • Research artworks and artists outside of training at a level appropriate to the age group.
  • Attend training sessions as scheduled by the education staff.
  • Read exhibition catalogues, labels, and any other materials distributed by the education staff.
  • Personality traits desired: Cooperative, outgoing, engaging, enthusiastic, and flexible.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Prior experience with leading a group or teaching in a formal or informal setting.
  • Some background in visual artand/or education.
  • Strong interest in contemporary art.
  • Ability to learn quickly and synthesize information about artworks for various audiences.
  • Must be cooperative, outgoing, engaging, enthusiastic and flexible.

 

Education minimum:

  • currently enrolled in college or college graduate.
  • Must be able to stand for 90 minutes and help move materials and visitor stools.
  • Daily access to email is required as part of this position.
  • Very good proficiency in English and Bilingual (Spanish)

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

Work requires a general educational background normally equivalent to a high school education. College degree preferred.

 

Experience

 

Work requires six months of experience in a position involving public contact to acquire skills necessary to effectively interact with tour audiences.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

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