Museums Teacher Interview Preparation Guide
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Museums Teacher related Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with job experience as Museums Teacher. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job interview and quickly revise your concepts

36 Museums Teacher Questions and Answers:

1 :: Tell us what is it about working in a museum that excites you?

Everything about museums gives me a high. The fact that art and history can be frozen in time is a wonderful concept, and I just love working in a museum environment.

2 :: Explain me what frustrates you the most in a classroom?

This question allows your interviewers to get to know what it takes to ruffle your feathers and how you’ll behave when faced with that situation. Find a situation that is fairly common for all teachers and then explain how you’ve dealt with that frustration. Remember, you want to focus on positive aspects of your teaching style, so if you’re still frustrated with a situation and haven’t figured out how to work around it yet, maybe don’t use that one as your example.

3 :: What is a donation?

Something that you give in order to help a person or organisation

There is a recommended donation of $2.

4 :: What is pottery?

objects that are made out of clay by hand

5 :: What is cloakroom?

cloakroom a room in a public building such as a restaurant, theatre, etc. where coats, bags, and other personal things can be left while their owners are in the building

6 :: What is hodgepodge?

Mixture of different kinds of things, jumble

7 :: What is artefact?

artefact an object that is made by a person, such as a tool or a decoration, especially one that is of historical interest

8 :: Tell me what is to wander (around)?

To walk slowly across or around an area, usually without clear purpose

On Saturday I enjoyed wandering around the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

9 :: Please explain as far as external liaison is concerned, how do you fare?

Working with external agents to develop learning aids, and obtaining supplies is all in day’s work for me. I am exceptionally well connected locally, and can easily research and derive the information that I need for my educational projects.

10 :: Tell us what is your teaching philosophy?

Everyone will have a unique answer to this question as everyone’s experiences with education, experience, and own personal history will determine how they’ve shaped their own philosophy. What drives you to teach? What is your approach to teaching and what guides you and how you run your classroom? Take time before you get into the interview to really focus on what your philosophy is and how you apply it every day.