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Access Teaching Artist (P/T)—Education

As part of our Access programming, the Access Teaching Artist leads ninety-minute Verbal Description and Touch Tours for visitors who are blind or have low vision. These monthly programs offer participants spoken description and tactile engagement to examine works in the Museum's collection and special exhibitions.


  • Master's degree in art history or a related field, reflecting a demonstrated capacity to give a dynamic and evocative verbal account of visual art
  • Experience in visual analysis or similar practices of translating visual experience into verbal description, with the ability to vividly describe histories, styles, materials, and mediums throughout the course of a program

Additional qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in museums and/or with individuals with disabilities is ideal
  • Experience in public speaking, poetry, or other descriptive techniques is desirable


  • Work with the Access Programs Coordinator to prepare Verbal Description and Touch Tours, including determining gallery locations and resources
  • Prepare and deliver six to eight public tours between November 2019 and June 2020
  • Engage amicably with visitors while wearing a microphone in conjunction with assistive listening devices, serving as a sighted guide as needed, and moving around the gallery

Start date: October 28, 2019

Department: Education

Reports to: Access Programs Coordinator

Position type: Part-time

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Schedule: Select Thursday evenings, 5–8:30 pm, plus independent time for preparation

Salary: $160 per day for teaching one program, and $210 per day for two programs; $80 per program, per day, for planning

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