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, MEd, has twenty-five years of experience working in museums as a director, curator/educator, and consultant. 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. 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 in Phoenix. Melissa Bingmann, PhD, is presently associate professor of history and director of public history at West Virginia University. 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.