Museum Educator & Docent Progr
The Wellin Museum Educator and Docent Program Supervisor oversees and broadens the Museum's vibrant student docent program, implements, evaluates, and grows the educational programs for K-12 and community groups, and advises on visitor experience for the museum. Responsible for running and broadening the Wellin Museum's student docent program, including maintaining and adapting the museum docent program to correspond to the needs of the museum, the Hamilton College community, and the community at large. Responsible for recruitment, hiring, training, and supervision of 30-40+ student employees per semester. Develops job descriptions and implements protocols for the various student employee positions: Greeter Desk Docents, Tour Docents, and specialized projects (Docent+) interns. Prepares training materials, presentations, activities, and leads training workshops for student employees. Works with staff members to determine institutional needs in regard to student employees and aids in recruitment of students with appropriate skill sets. Processes and incorporates ongoing feedback from museum constituents (Hamilton College faculty and staff, student employees, K-12 and community visitors) into docent training regimen. Develops specialized projects for student employees to provide hands-on experience that is customized to the interests and abilities of the student, and oversees these projects from concept through implementation. Schedules student employees for day-to-day shifts, tours, and educational outreach-related programs and events. Oversees review process with student employees including disciplinary measures and time-off requests. Responsible for maintaining records of student employees, and approval of student employee time sheets. Connects with other experiential learning hubs on campus for collaborative opportunities. Responsible for running the Wellin Museum's K-12 and community outreach program, organizing educational activities and events for respective audiences. Designs, develops, implements, and evaluates tours and events connected to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and programs for K-12 school groups and community groups. Works with curatorial, collections and other departments to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize