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Docent Training Program
September 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you an art lover, history buff, public speaker, or people-person? If you answered yes, then we invite you to apply for our upcoming Docent Training Program. When you train to become a docent, you’ll enjoy a mini-art history course with our Associate Curator of Education, Martha Underriner, who has an MA in Art Education and an MFA in Studio Art. The training program will be held once a month beginning on Wednesday, September 14th, and will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through May.
Docents are a vital link between what’s displayed in the Museum and how visitors respond to what they see. Our docents are a diverse group of volunteers who share a passion for art and the community. They are active, enthusiastic, imaginative, and knowledgeable. Historically, a docent was a tour guide who talked while visitors listened. Today, docents do so much more than just talk. Our docents help visitors of all ages discover the world of art by creating inquiry-based field studies and tours centered on the art.
To qualify as a docent you should have:
- An abiding interest in the visual arts
- Good public speaking skills
- Ability to work well with children and adults
- Flexibility, dependability, time, and commitment
2022-2023 Docent Training Program Dates
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
For application information, contact Martha Underriner at: firstname.lastname@example.org.