The Museum of Inuit Art is a non-profit, permanent museum whose primary function is to ethically acquire, conserve, research, communicate and exhibit for the purpose of study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of the history of Inuit art and culture in the Canadian Arctic.
Volunteer docents are responsible for preparing and leading guided tours through the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibits. You must be an adult interested in art history, Inuit culture, Aboriginal people and/or Canadian history. MIA offers regular tours for the public, and also tailored tours for school groups.
Docents are required to complete a one month training session, which meets twice a week. The training sessions focus on tour techniques, the museum’s collection, and Inuit art, history and culture. Once training is completed, docents are expected to lead one tour per week, and attend meeting and information sessions.
Docents must be:
•18 years of age or older
•Reliable and punctual
•Positive and friendly
•Interested in art history, Inuit culture, Aboriginal people and/or Canadian history
•Able to attend training sessions
•Able to lead one regularly scheduled tour per week
Please send submissions via email to Alysa Procida, Director of Education, Operations, and Outreach. Submissions must include a cover letter and resume.