In this session, four uniquely different cultural institutions will share their multiple points of view on recruiting, diversifying, and training volunteer guides. Panelists represent a cross-section of cultural institutions (art, literacy, history, horticulture, and science) and departments (education and exhibitions). We’ll discuss recruitment and training structures, mentor programs, and diversifying guide roles and demographics. We’ll also share innovative methods for training guides that can inspire colleagues to make similar changes at their own cultural institutions. Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Courtney Allen, Joseph Imholte, Laura Steefel-Moore, Mark Osterman