An opportunity has arisen for an art enthusiast to join our team as a docent and curator at one of the most prestigious art museums in the world.
Our four galleries house a splendid collection of more than five thousand works of art, ranging from renaissance to contemporary, popular and controversial, permanent and temporary, painted by both local and internationally renowned artists.
The Museum is located in a modern, specially designed building in a redeveloped part of the city which blends in well with the immediate environment.
This position offers the opportunity to listen to an educational talk about art from an art lecturer as well as getting involved in a workshop where you can meet local artists willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
One of your main tasks will be to give informative tours to our many daily visitors and to liase with our chief curator in organising and presenting new works of art for display.
Our Museum recognizes the need to keep young people interested in art in the face of challenging competition from photography and computer graphics and encourages educational school visits.
As a docent and curator, you are therefore expected to promote the benefits of Museum membership, be knowledgeable about art in general and to show a general appreciation of the value of art in all forms.
Working hours will be approximately 11am to 4pm between Monday and Friday,
The successful applicant will, of course, be subject to a background check, orientation tour and interview.
If you are well-spoken and are an art connoisseur, whether as a student or retiree, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.
We look forward to hearing from you with your application.
Docent Curator Museum
Gallery Exhibits Temporary
Permanent Workshop Enthusiast
Connoisseur Collection Expertise
Well-spoken Orientation Retiree
DOCENT Someone who gives a guided tour of a museum
CURATOR Someone who organises and manages the museum
EXHIBITS Paintings on display for public viewing at the museum
TEMPORARY Something which will be displayed for a short/limited time
PERMANENT A painting retained and kept for constant display and exhibit
ENTHUSIAST Someone interested in something a lot
CONNOISSEUR Describing someone who has a passion for art
WELL SPOKEN Someone who speaks fluently and is easily understood
COLLECTION Many different paintings kept together for public viewing
EXPERTISE The noun describing specialist knowledge of a specific subject
ORIENTATION Navigation or Getting Arround the Museum, Where things are.
RETIREE Someone who is retired from regular work and not working
MUSEUM Central building where the works of art are displayed
GALLERY Individual section of the Museum where the paintings are exhibited
WORKSHOP A gathering where people engage in a particular activity or discussion
LECTURE An educational talk given to an audience