The Museum Educator's Manual addresses the role museum educators play in today's museums from an experience-based perspective. Seasoned museum educators author each chapter, emphasizing key programs along with case studies that provide successful examples, and demonstrate a practical foundation for the daily operations of a museum education department, no matter how small. The book covers: *volunteer and docent management and training; *exhibit development; *program and event design and implementation; *working with families, seniors, and teens; *collaborating with schools and other institutions; and *funding. This second edition interweaves technology into every aspect of the manual and includes two entirely new chapters, one on Museums - An Educational Resource for Schools and another on Active Learning in Museums. With invaluable checklists, schedules, organizational charts, program examples, and other how-to documents included throughout, The Museum Educator's Manual is a 'must have' book for any museum educator.
Anna Johnson, M.Ed, has twenty-five years of experience working in museums as a director, curator/educator, and consultant. She has been professionally active serving as president of both the Museum Association of Arizona and Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona, co-chair of the Museum Educators' Council of Arizona, and as Arizona's representative to the American Association of Museums' EdCom committee. Co-authored The Elusive Dream, A Relentless Quest for Coal in Western Colorado. Also wrote an article for The Docent Educator, autumn of 1995 titled Using Transitions to Teach Touring. Kimberly A. Huber has been a volunteer, intern, educator, curator, consultant, administrator and board member at a number of museums including Arizona Museum of Natural History, The Heard Museum, Ruthmere, Sirrine House and The Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. In 2003 Huber received the Distinguished Service Award from the Museum Association of Arizona. She has a M.A. in anthropology with museum studies certificate & training in mediation. Nancy Cutler is a consultant in the field of museum education and interpretation. She is retired from the position of Interpretive Coordinator at the Desert Botanical Garden (museum) in Phoenix. Nancy has also been active in national, state and local museum associations, serving as Chair of the state conference planning committee for the Museum Association of Arizona, as well as on various Boards and committees. Melissa Bingmann, Ph.D., is presently an Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History at West Virginia University. She has over eleven years of experience working at museums and historic houses in South Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, and Rhode Island and taught museum education at Tufts University in the graduate certificate program and graduate-level public history and museum studies classes at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Tim Grove has worked in education at three Smithsonian museums and is currently Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. He oversees programming at two locations and develops exhibitions and online components. Prior to this position, he served as project educator for Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition, which traveled the nation.