Monterey Museum of Art - Volunteer Docent Training Begins
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The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) on Pacific Street is recruiting volunteer docents. The six-week training course will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 10am-12pm. Training sessions will cover the mission of MMA, the art collection, Monterey history, Central Coast art history, and touring tips for both adult and school tours.
MMA is seeking docents who are friendly, articulate, and flexible individuals who want to share their enthusiasm for art with Museum visitors. No previous experience is required but applicants must enjoying interacting with the public, be interested in art, and have a willingness to learn. Applicants must be able to make a 2-year commitment to the docent program.
MMA's docent program is a volunteer council that works with MMA’s education department to provide meaningful educational experiences that engage audiences and encourages participation with the art on display at the Museum. Docents directly support MMA’s mission by interacting with the public, creating awareness, and encrouaging appreciation for California art. Docents provide tours to MMA guests, assist with art projects for school tour program, participate in Family Days, and assist with program facilitation.
Docent are required to: attend monthly docent meetings (first Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm); attend annual docent training (6 sessions); commit to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours a month, pay annual docent dues and be a current member of MMA (dues are $42 your first year, $25 for every consecutive year); complete a background check through the State of California (cost is covered in first-year dues); become proficient in giving tours to adult and school groups; and have access to a computer and email.