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Expert Profile


Michelle E Stempien





Full or Part-time

Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

20 – 25 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Distance/Digital Learning, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Access, Docent Programs, Education, Events, Exhibits development, Explainer/guide, Grants/Foundational Giving, Intern Programs, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, Volunteer Programs, Youth/Teen Programs

I am an art museum educator with over twenty years experience creating diverse and engaging programs for audiences of all ages and abilities. From academic symposia to family programs to tours for adults with memory loss, I am expert at envisioning, designing, and implementing successful museum programs that connect the museum, its collection and exhibitions, with its community.


In addition to my years of programming experience, I have over twenty years experience teaching and training docents in art history, DEAI, and gallery teaching techniques including VTS and other educational pedagogies. Their training also included digital learning techniques as we were making the transition to digital and online tours. My administrative experience includes managing a staff of three, numerous interns, and a docent corps of 50+, grant writing, strategic planning, and building community relationships to extend the museum's reach and grow financial and programmatic support. My team also worked collaboratively with the exhibitions department to research, design, and mount exhibitions with educational support materials and programs.

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