Job Listing: Docent

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Gari Melchers Home and Studio - Fredericksburg, VA

Closes - 5/24/2022

Position Title – Docent

Salary - UMW Pay Band 1

Job Type - Part-Time

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The mission of Gari Melchers Home and Studio is to display to the public on a regular basis the art works and furnishings that make up the Belmont collections; to maintain and preserve the collections and physical facilities of the estate in order that they will be available to the public for use by this and future generations; and to interpret the collections in a manner that will serve local educational institutions and the general public as a resource for studying the full range of works of a major American artist together with the tools of his trade in the locale in which he worked. The purpose of Gari Melchers Home and Studio is also to serve as an art center for the people of the Fredericksburg area.

General Description of Position
The Docent serves as a tour guide and offers educational programs to the public. Responsibilities include giving interactive and engaging tours of the historic house museum, answering questions and providing security in the studio, and assisting with special events and programs. Weekend and weekday shifts available.

Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Computer and email proficiency a must.

Strong working knowledge of smart phones and iPads.

Ability to relate to and communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Able to work weekends and commit to a regular schedule.

Preferred KSA's / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work
Enjoy meeting and interacting with other people. Personable, outgoing, and reliable with an interest in history and art.

Required Education

Required Experience
Experience in public speaking.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Required Licensure

Preferred Licensure

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