Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, NY

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Docent Whitney Museum of American Art

(New York NY)
If you have ever listened to a free public tour at the Whitney Museum, you already have an idea of what it means to be a Whitney docent. If you’re someone who has thought that it would be something you’d like to do, here is your opportunity!

We are looking for articulate, intelligent, and motivated people who are willing to make a long term commitment to the Whitney community and to share their enthusiasm for art in a serious and thoughtful way. Expertise in museum education and in modern or American art history is a plus, but not a prerequisite. Whitney docents come from a range of backgrounds. Current docents include recent college graduates, working professionals, retirees, artists, collectors, stay-at-home parents and college professors.

We are now accepting applications for our new docent training program which will begin in Spring 2014. We are seeking a diverse pool of applicants. People living near the Whitney’s new location in downtown Manhattan are particularly encouraged to apply. You can be a docent even if you work during the day as training sessions and tours will be planned both days and evenings. In addition, we are looking for candidates who are fluent in one or more foreign languages. Whitney docents volunteer their time and should be willing to make a minimum commitment to the docent program of two years after training.

For further information or to apply, e-mail Application deadline is January 20, 2014.


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