The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks a Docent Coordinator to serve as a liaison
between museum’s volunteer docents, Education Department staff, Security staff, and
other museum departments. Under the general direction of the Director of Education
and Interpretation, s/he is responsible for volunteer docent recruitment; coordinating the
training of new docents and monthly training for active docents; evaluation of docent
performance and providing feedback/coaching; regular communications with docent
team; maintaining docent records; organizing gallery talks for special exhibitions; and
serving as a member of the dynamic education department team. Occasional weekend
and evening work required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Education, or Non-Profit Management
• A minimum of three years’ experience working with volunteers preferred.
• Demonstrable experience teaching or training preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse group of staff
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to tailor speech and writing to
a variety of audiences and purposes.
• Excellent organizational skills, follow-through, and attention to detail, including
ability to work on multiple programs and deadlines simultaneously.
• Ability to work productively in an ever-changing environment with frequent
• A commitment to ensure that diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are primary
considerations across all work.
• Demonstrable ability to anticipate and problem-solve independently.
• High degree of professionalism and team spirit.
• Ability to be firm and flexible as the situation requires.
• Goal-oriented and solution-focused.
• Knowledge of regional and local communities and audiences helpful.
Salary: Up to $18 an hour
This part time position is not eligible for the Museum’s benefits package or paid time off
program. Qualified candidates are invited to apply by emailing a letter and resume to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with “Docent Coordinator” in the subject line.
Candidates from historically underrepresented groups in the museum field are
especially encouraged to apply.
Founded in 1916 and located in historic Overton Park, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee and a cultural anchor for the tri-State area that includes Arkansas and Mississippi. The museum holds over 10,000 works spanning 5,000 years of global human history with strengths in European, American, African diaspora, and global contemporary art, and with a particular strength in photography. The MBMA enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museums expanding collection, dynamic exhibitions, and enriching programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or marital or veteran status. We actively encourage minority candidates to apply for open positions.