My friends have been asking to see what I wear at work. Here you go: while the smiling lady on the cover is my colleague Renee, not me, you can imagine my face there, because I wear the exact same uniform.
Scroll down (or click on the first “Feature” listed on the left) to read the article about the role of guides and VAs. As a brand new employee, I am not yet doing the glamorous work of giving tours described in the article. The tasks I spent yesterday doing included the important, but less educational, work of helping people stay in line but out of the rain at the same time, handing out and collecting headsets that amplify the tour guide’s voice, and reminding adolescent visitors not to touch the statues. Those Exhibition Hall tours that my lovely colleagues are leading in the photographs? That’s something for me to aspire to.
On another note… My graduate program in Museum Education is based on the idea of AAA: Advocate for Accessibility and Accountability. When accessibility and accountability are in conflict in a given situation, which do you think is more important? I am curious to hear from you, as I will incorporate these ideas into a future post.