Manager of Education and Engagement – Barry Art Museum, Old Dominion University

The Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University is accepting applications for the Manager of Education and Engagement (full-time, 12 month) position. This position is responsible for the management, implementation, and evaluation of all educational programs, including broadening and developing new museum audiences through engaging, inclusive, and participatory programming. This position will develop, promote, and advocate for the educational mission of the Barry Art Museum within the ODU and regional communities. This position will also collaborate on new educational initiatives and field research relevant to museum education with ODU colleges and research units. This position develops and leads a volunteer group that provides public tours, youth and family programs, and community outreach. Continue reading “Manager of Education and Engagement – Barry Art Museum, Old Dominion University”

RAAMP Coffee Gathering on Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

In this Coffee Gathering Amber Inwood (Museum Education Specialist for the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University) shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber has kindly permitted RAAMP to provide her contact information for others to be in touch with any questions about the pilot training program:

Phone: (757) 683-4669

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RSVP for our next Coffee Gathering on Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

Monday, July 22 at 2:00 PM (EST)

For our next coffee gathering we will be speaking with Amber Inwood, Museum Education Specialist from The Barry Art Museum as part of Old Dominion University. Amber will share her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber Inwood is the contracted Museum Education Specialist for the recently opened (2018) Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Within this role, she has been the lead facilitator for the Museums pilot Gallery Educator program. Prior to this Amber was a member of the Bishop Museum Education team in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2007 to 2017. While there, Amber served as a science and culture educator and as the Science Education Manager for 5 years. As manager she was also the project manager for numerous government and community funded science, art and culturally integrated education projects. Most recently, Amber completed her MS in Education, Free Choice Learning at Oregon State University. During this, she undertook a study on Native Hawaiian middle school students’ interest drivers while taking part in place-based informal education programs under Professors Dr. Lynn Dierking and Dr. Pauline Chinn.

In anticipation of our discussion with Amber Inwood, please take a moment in advance to review Freeman Tilden’s 6 Principals of Interpretation as she will touch on this resource.

To RSVP to this Coffee Gathering, please contact Laura Busby at Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with a link to the conversation.

Our Coffee Gatherings are hosted on  Skype for Business. Please download the application prior to participating. All participants who have RSVP’d will receive via email a link in advance to attend the session. Once you receive the link, you may join the conversation to test the application. Please use this same link when you are ready to join the scheduled date and time for the Coffee Gathering.

Please note the Coffee Gatherings are recorded and uploaded for future viewing.

We kindly request that you turn off your microphone during the conversation; however, you may keep your camera on if you wish.

If time allows during the session, we may accept questions via the chat box on Skype for Business (left hand side of the application). If we are unable to address your questions during the recording, please contact Cali Buckley with your questions and we are happy to assist with any inquiries you may have.