Meet MoB: Anna Deuble
Meet MoB is a series that takes you behind the scenes at Museum of Brisbane. Get to know the dynamic people who help bring our city’s stories to life at the Museum—from curators, arts marketers and educators to gallery hosts and installers. This week, we introduce Anna Deuble from the Visitor Experience Team.
What does a day in the life of a Visitor Experience Team member look like?
At the reception desk, it is our job to make that all-important first impression. I try to make sure the first thing people see when they enter the Museum is a big smile welcoming them in.
It is then our job to help people get the most out of their visit, whether that means booking them into one of our talks or tours, explaining the exhibitions on display, or introducing them to our amazing Museum. Our job also includes manning the phones, as well as managing and supporting the rest of the Visitor Experience Team to make sure that the Museum runs smoothly, plus troubleshooting any issues that arise.
Can you tell us a bit about your personal background? And what led you to your current role at MoB?
I have lived in Brisbane all my life and I have always been passionate about art and history. I have done a variety of jobs over the years, from hospitality to retail, to many years as a nanny. When I saw this Museum job advertised, it seemed just perfect for me; my mother maintains that talking all day is the job that I was born for.
What is a fun fact or secret talent we wouldn’t know about you?
I once won a trophy for ‘Ponyclubber of the Year’, despite the fact that I did not ride. My sister was the rider, and so I spent my days helping out around the club.
Another fun fact: red is not my natural hair colour.
What exhibition or program are you most looking forward to at MoB?
I am really looking forward to High Rotation. I was a teenager in the 90s, so this exhibition will showcase my life in music. I am looking forward to all the memories and getting some new insights.
– Anne Deuble, Visitor Experience Team member