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Docent Training for Black History & Culture: BLACK PRESENCE. PROFOUND INFLUENCE.

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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Title: Docent Training for Black History & Culture: BLACK PRESENCE. PROFOUND INFLUENCE.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 3, 2024 12-2PM

Docents are trained volunteer teachers who provide group-learning experiences in the form of museums tours. The program expands the students’ knowledge of art and history while strengthening communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

The program is designed to offer students/individuals an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates learning, understanding, and compassion for others lived experiences. This program supports Bethany’s mission to foster the intersection of ideas, sharing, connection, and collaboration, in an inclusive culture where people experience the power of art to improve lives and deepen their perceptions and perspectives of the world.

If you enjoy…

  • Telling -and listening to- a good story.
  • Meeting new people and interacting with diverse audiences.
  • Learning about history and culture from different groups.

If you have…

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Desire to have stronger interpersonal and communication skills

This program is for you!

Docent Duties and Responsibility

  •  A Docents main duty is to serve visitors to the exhibit.
    · Interpreting the museum’s collections for visitors through interactive programming. Communicating
    directly with visitors, including the public, students, and special interest groups.
  •  Docents must work in concert with other staff and volunteers of the museum too.
  •  Facilitate interpretive programs as designed by the Curator in a manner consistent with program
    goals and objectives.
  •  Regularly volunteer at the exhibit.
  •  Attend training sessions about facilitation and exhibit content.
  •  Maintain an attitude of flexibility and respect in all relationships with visitors, peers, and staff.

Interested? Sign up for the February 3rd Docent Training session here!


February 3
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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