Do you love talking to people? Docents use an informal and conversational approach with Academy visitors to spark curiosity, inspire action, and foster an interest in continued scientific discovery. Docents are trained in theory and best practices of informal engagement, taught fundamental scientific principles and Academy initiatives, and receive training in specialty areas. Be a part of a team that engaged over 1,000,000 visitors last year! See some of the impact we had last year: Docents year in review.
At least 6-month commitment required. Docents are asked to commit to three 3.5-hour shifts per month for no less than 6-months. To explore this opportunity further, please review the formal position description below.
For this recruitment class, the volunteer docents will be trained in a specialty area called As the World Evolves, meaning they will spend their time engaging with visitors in the Tusher African Hall and the Discovery Tidepool. Classes start July 23rd, 2016 and full schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, July 23 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Saturday, July 30 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Tuesday, Aug 2 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday, Aug 9 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday, Aug 16 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm