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Docent Training Recruitment



DocentThe Museum is recruiting Docents for the new school year. Over the past year, 45 active Docents engaged and inspired 22,000 local students through the arts and gardens. Docent Kathy Stimpson describes her experience: “It is a joy to see a child’s eyes light up with a new sense of wonder noticing the details of the world through art and nature, or show personal pride in a project they have created.”

Candidates interested in the Docent Training Program do not need a background in art, art history, or education. Candidates will participate in a year-long training program that includes classroom management sessions, art history lectures, and garden history lectures. The Docent Training Program starts September 12, 2016.

Requirements for the Docent Training program are:

  • Candidates should be interested in serving as a Docent for elementary school tours.
  • Candidates must attend the first training on September 12 for a preview of the program.
  • Candidates must be able to attend monthly training sessions held on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.
  • In addition, candidates are invited to attend monthly Docent Corps meetings held on Mondays at 1:00 p.m.
  • Candidates must commit to leading tours once a week after completing the Docent Training Program.
  • Candidates should enjoy being around or working with elementary-age children.

If you are interested in joining the Docent Training Program at the Cummer Museum, please contact Jeanene Watters at or complete the online application.

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