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Asian Art Museum Storytellers


Tell me a fact and I will learn.
Tell me a truth and I will believe.
But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.

—Indian Proverb

As an Asian Art Museum storyteller, you will work with the Education department to deliver specialized tours that use storytelling as a tool for engaging visitors with art. Storytellers conduct school programs during the week and public tours on the weekend. They also participate in special events and workshops.

Expectations of Storytelling Volunteers

Participate in Storyteller Training

In preparation for the museum’s transformation project, we are launching a new training class in January 2018. Trainees are required to attend weekly 90-minute workshops from January–December 2018 (hiatus from June–August) and January–March 2019. Training workshops will take place on Wednesdays from 2:00–3:30 pm.

In addition to weekly classes, trainees are expected to shadow and practice school tours about once a month. Storytellers must maintain an active museum membership.

Active Storytellers:

  • conduct two tours per month during the school year (tours last about an hour).
  • complete ongoing continuing education (about eight hours per year).
  • tour exciting special exhibitions (optional).
  • meet fun, remarkable people.

Applications for the upcoming storyteller training class have closed. Questions? Contact