Gallery Interpreter provides the human connection between the visitor and the artifacts, text panels, photographs, and hands-on interactives. Gallery Interpreters bring our earliest residents to life by telling the personal stories of the people who lived on the peninsula.
Have knowledge of or be open to learning the history of the area. This will involve reading "An Excellent Little Bay & Excellent Little Bay II, the History of the Gig Harbor Peninsula" by Jerry Eckrom. Various other online and on-site resources are available to supplement this information. During training, Gallery Interpreters will learn stories about individual settlers to share with visitors and tour groups (scheduled and impromptu).
Must be comfortable engaging with museum guests and leading tours of the galleries and Midway Schoolhouse.
The ability to interact with diverse groups such as children, adults, staff, and volunteers.
During quiet gallery times, docents can increase their knowledge by using the resource room files. This not only improves his/her own knowledge, but also provides the knowledge to promote the resource room services to visitors interested in learning more about our history on their own. Gallery Interpreters are encouraged to find stories from the research files to add to those already provided and to share with fellow Gallery Interpreters.
- Exhibition Arts
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours a shift.
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