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  • A docent has the opportunity to become a more effective communicator and educator.
  • As a facilitator between the exhibitions and visitors, docents have exciting opportunities to share ideas and experiences with interested visitors.
  • Docents provide valuable service to the museum and to he wider community.

No prior education or experience in architecture, history or art is necessary. Docent training will be included and your co-workers will all help each other.

Gallery and house docents are volunteers for the museum's 2015 educational and entertaining exhibits and accompanying programming, introducing visitors of all ages to the art, architecture, gardens, and educational opportunities of the Marston House & Gardens through a variety of programming.

The Marston House 2015 Docent Program
offers volunteer opportunities in the following two areas:

  • Exhibit Docents
  • Museum House Docents

Exhibit docents will provide information for one or more of SOHO's four exhibitions to the general public. Do you love historic architecture, art, artifacts and history? Helping people, and working in a beautiful, stimulating environment? Are you looking for new pursuits? Do you have four hours to spare every week or two? If so, why not consider becoming a volunteer at the Marston House museum.

No previous experience necessary, an interest in history and historic preservation is all that is required. Ongoing training is provided. Weekday, weekend, and even some evening shifts are available and can accommodate a variety of schedules. However, those wishing to volunteer should be comfortable working and communicating with the public.

Docent Training
Training involves a minimum of xyz (after the initial orientation will they need 2 exhibit specific trainings?) training sessions for those accepted to the 2015 Volunteer Program.

Please see the Docent Application Form.



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