Docent Opportunities Expanding At Museum of South Texas History
“The Museum continues to be one of the top destinations for field trips for school children and the number of school tours and number of students on school tours are on the rise. The need has grown tremendously for trained docents to help handle the volume and to provide a quality experience. We need help!”
A docent can bring the artifacts in an exhibit to “life” for a child. Sharing information that will amaze a child, asking questions that will encourage a child to think, and demonstrating how something works to spark the imagination are essentially what a docent does at the museum. For the docent, learning new information and using communication and organizational skills enriches life. All in all, being a docent is a great interactive, volunteer experience.
We look forward to providing all students and educators with an excellent experience at the Museum of South Texas History. Our hope is that you will join us in making this a first rate museum experience.
Some of the most asked questions from those who are considering signing on as a docent are:
- How much time is required? Normally, 3 hours are needed to complete two morning tour groups. You may choose to be scheduled all day or for just the morning. Most morning tours begin at 9:00 and 10:30.
- Do I have to memorize all the facts and figures throughout the entire exhibit? No. Remember that children, depending on their grade level have limited attention spans. The information shared is based on what a particular age group can handle.
- How much training is required before I do my first tour? You will be provided with materials to read and be taken on several tours as an observer before going solo.
If you enjoy history, enjoy children, and if you are available during the week days, give Judy McClelland a call at 383-6911, the Museum of South Texas History. WE NEED YOU!