DCCA Guide Corps
Beginning in September 2013, DCCA Guides will participate in an in-depth, 7-week training course that will focus on contemporary art interpretation, art history, art-making, touring techniques, and current DCCA exhibitions. Trainings will take place on Mondays starting September 23 until November 18, with three two and a half hour sessions and four extended five-hour sessions. Additional trainings will be scheduled once a month for new exhibitions and continued education. The training course will be led by Curator of Education Sarah Ware, along with guest lectures by curators, artists, and other museum professionals. After the training period, the Guides will lead children and adult groups on interactive tours at the DCCA and conduct outreach site-visits to local schools and community organizations.
For more information, or to apply, contact Katy Scarlett, Borgenicht Education Assistant to RSVP to information session or with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, 302-656-6466 ex. 7106.
Because of the diversity of the audience we serve and the art we exhibit, the DCCA invites community members of various ages, backgrounds, and talents to become guides. Guides must have daytime availability for tours and training, a willingness to learn about contemporary art, and an enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge with others. Prior teaching, touring, studio art, or art history background is an asset but not required. Guides must complete the 7-week training class in order to lead tours and make a minimum of a two-year commitment.
Benefits of Becoming a Guide
DCCA Guides will receive special privileges such as:
- Invitations to exclusive exhibition walk-throughs and artist talks
- Discounted rates to many DCCA programs and events
- In depth exploration of contemporary art
- Opportunities to meet new people who share your interests and passions
- The chance to work with a team of dedicated museum professionals
- An opportunity to contribute to DCCA’s mission of making contemporary art accessible to everyone