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Eiteljorg Museum Guide Training Class

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ORGANIZATION: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

  • 2 people are interested

Class meetings will take place in-person at the museum every Monday Oct. 3 - Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., with the exception of the 2 nd Monday of each month when it meets 12:30 to 3 p.m. On those Mondays we have continuing education sessions for all guides from 10 a.m. to noon. You are strongly encouraged to attend those sessions. Due to the holidays, we will not meet on Monday, Dec. 26 or Monday, Jan. 2.

This training is for people who will be crafting and providing tours to museum visitors of all ages, including school audiences. Our tours are visitor-centered experiences that reinforce key museum messages and themes through artwork in our various galleries. In class and with one another, we will be practicing audience engagement techniques. You will get and share a lot of content information, but this is NOT an art history course. If you are looking for a college-level art history course, there are many options out there both online and in-person at several wonderful local universities.

The program requires a 2-year commitment beyond the initial training. Guides must give a minimum of 36 days per calendar year (approximately 2 hours/day).

If you would like the opportunity to join this class, please email me so we can set up an initial meeting/interview.

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About Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Location:

500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, US

Mission Statement

To inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.

Description

Through hands-on activities, visiting artists, traveling exhibitions and a stunning permanent collection, the Eiteljorg Museum immerses visitors in the indigenous cultures of North America.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

500 West Washington StreetIndianapolis, IN 46204

(39.76855,-86.16779)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Adult Education
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • This is a 3+ month time commitment along with a two year commitment beyond the initial training. Guides must give a minimum of 36 days per calendar year (approximately 2 hours/day).
  • We are looking for folks who are comfortable working with and engaging diverse groups of visitors, and who are comfortable with public speaking. An Eiteljorg Guide must be willing to welcome and privilege multiple perspectives.

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