Now that we have completed the great task of redesigning and opening the Smyrna Museum, we are eager to implement a Docent Program.
What’s a docent?
Docents are volunteers unique to the museum field whose main responsibilities are to guide visitors around a museum and answer their questions. Docents are extremely important as they often are the trained ambassadors and front line of a museum.
We are looking for volunteers who could commit to a 3-hour shift at least once a month, from Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Duties will include greeting visitors and informing them about the museum, giving tours of the museum exhibits to small groups, organizing brochures and light paperwork, some computer work like web-browsing, and light cleaning of the exhibits.
We are looking to organize some on-site training sessions to orient possible docents with the exhibits and museum policies.
Are you enthusiastic about Smyrna and its history? Do you like meeting and interacting with community members?
If so, please contact Museum Manager Jennie Eldredge at firstname.lastname@example.org.