If you love art and are looking for new pursuits, consider becoming a docent at the Timken. Docents provide guided tours and in-gallery talks to a wide range of museum audiences from novice to more experienced viewers. They also give PowerPoint presentations in the community, and help with special events and programs.
Dedicated to art and education, Timken docents typically have an interest in art and art history, are outgoing, and have a passion for teaching. Docents are the first faces many of our visitors see and are essential in creating a
meaningful and memorable museum experience.
The next docent training class will begin in February 2012 with classes taking place every Monday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Upon completion of the 14-month training, new docents contribute a minimum of four touring hours per month.
The training covers the history of art focusing on the periods and works of art represented in the museum's permanent collection. Docents in training also receive an intensive preparation on touring techniques and strategies.
Please review the docent program description and, if interested, fill in an application. For more information call 619-239-5548 x105 or email email@example.com.
Please note that the application process is competitive and not every applicant will be accepted. Your application will be reviewed, and individuals of interest will be invited for an interview. Based on that interview, selections are made for the class.
Education Department Internship
The Timken Education Department is offering one unpaid, part time internship position designed to provide a 12-week practical experience in an art museum setting. Students who are college seniors, recent college graduates, or graduate level students interested in pursuing a career in art museum education are encouraged to apply. The intern will work for an average of 10-15 hours per week.