DuSable Museum Docent Program Application
The DuSable Museum of African American History' Education Department serves over 10,000 children and adults each year through educator led guided tours, teacher workshops, family programs, after school and outreach activities. We are currently seeking dynamic docents to lead group tours and provide interactive experiences for a range of audiences. When you become a DSM Docent and join our team of passionate and creative educators, you will have the opportunity to develop and facilitate curriculum-based programs pertaining to our collections and exhibitions.

Duties:
-Conducting guided gallery and walking tours; augmenting and maintaining our tour program curriculum.
-Facilitating onsite workshops and programs, such as classroom visits or community outreach events.

Qualifications:
-B.A. degree related to the position (Museum Education, Education, African /American History,
African American Studies, Ethnic Studies. etc.) or equivalent professional experience in an informal learning environment.
-Ability to engage with diverse and multi-generational audiences including children and families,
-K-12 students with special needs, English Language Learners, and museum visitors with disabilities.
-Skill in communicating ideas and information using a variety of approaches and sources such as images, artifacts, technology, storytelling, knowledge of learner/visitor-centered strategies and methods such as object-based learning, visual thinking strategies, and inquiry-based dialogue.
-Ability to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, patience, and empathy when interacting with museum visitors of diverse backgrounds, ages, interests and abilities.
-Knowledge of/ or strong interest in community engagement, outreach and advocacy.
-Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
-Bilingual a plus.

Ready to join the DuSable Docent Program? Please fill out the application below, and we'll be in touch!

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A copy of your current resume (if you do not have a resume, please submit a short biographical statement); your application will be considered incomplete without it.

If you experience any issues with the upload link below, please email your resume to dsmmembers@dusablemuseum.org and put your full name in the subject line.

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VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT:
As a member of the professional unpaid staff at the Museum, I agree to:

-Commit to one year of service at the Museum, a minimum of 8 hours per month.
-Attend regular Docent Program meetings.
-Represent the Museum at all times in an appropriate and responsible manner.
-Be prompt and reliable in reporting for tours, meetings, and training sessions.

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