Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 

By joining the Brooks you would be working with a well-established organization that is the largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. The Brooks is a multifaceted institution consisting of art from antiquity to the present in a wide range of media. This is an exciting time to consider joining the museum, which is continually growing and changing. We welcome your application for currently posted positions, and also encourage you to re-visit this site for information about future opportunities.  

About the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art:

Founded in 1916 and located at 1934 Poplar Ave. in historic Overton Park, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is home to Tennessee’s oldest and largest major collection of world art.  More than 10,000 works make up the Brooks Museum’s permanent collection, including works from ancient Greece, Rome and the Americas; Renaissance masterpieces from Italy; English portraiture; American painting and decorative arts; contemporary art; and a survey of African art. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic 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 seeks diversity in its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: Docent Coordinator

Department: Education

Reports to: Education Director

Employment Status: Part-time

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, with the largest and only collection of world art in Tennessee and the Mid-South area, seeks a Docent Coordinator to serve as a liaison between the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s volunteer Docents, Education Department staff, Security staff, and other departments as needed. Under the general direction of the Director of Education and Interpretation, s/he is responsible for volunteer docent recruitment; coordinating new docent training program and monthly training for active docents; evaluation of docent performance and providing feedback/coaching; communications with docent team; maintaining docent records; coordinating volunteers for education programs; overseeing Tea and Tour for Seniors and Speaking of Art programs; and serving as a member of the dynamic Education Department team. Occasional weekend and evening work required.

Skills/Qualifications

•       Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Education, or Non-profit Management preferred.

•       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 and volunteers.

•       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 unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.

•       Demonstrable ability to anticipate and problem-solve independently.

•       High degree of professionalism and a team spirit.

•       Ability to be firm and flexible as the situation requires.

•       Goal-oriented/solution-focused.

•       Command of Microsoft Office Suite.

•       Knowledge of regional and local communities and audiences helpful.

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Docent Coordinator position is part-time and does not include benefits. Send cover letter and resume (as a Word attachment) to: kathy.dumlao@brooksmuseum.org with “Docent Coordinator” in the subject line.

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, religion, sex or national origin.