The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, in partnership with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and the National Association for Interpretation is pleased to offer a professional development opportunity in Interpretive Training for museum professionals dedicated to the study or appreciation of the African Diaspora and African American life, art, history, and/or culture.

The training is offered exclusively to individual members of the Association for African American Museums, National Association for Interpretation, and Southeastern Museums Conference (or those who work at AAAM, NAI and/or SEMC member organizations).

Participants who successfully complete the 32-hour Interpretation Workshop will receive NAI certification. In addition to the 32-hour certification training course, the workshop will include 18 hours visiting and analyzing the interpretation of African American history and culture, including methodology, utilized at a variety of historic sites in Charleston, SC. As a result of the knowledge acquired from this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the history of the interpretation profession
  • Acquire an understanding of the basic principles of interpretation
  • Be able to demonstrate a thematic approach to developing and delivering interpretation that connects audiences to historical resources in meaningful ways
  • Become familiar with current literature in the field of interpretation
  • Apply what they have learned to their own sites

The workshop will take place January 28 – February 3, 2018
James Island County Park in Charleston, SC

To apply:
Download the workshop announcement and application:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/connect/osp/opportunities

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017