Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Become an Indiana State Museum Docent!

The Indiana State Museum in Indy's White River State Park downtown is looking for people who love to teach, enjoy leading tours and are proud to be Hoosiers! They're recruiting for the next docent training course! Deadline to apply is 1 September.

A docent is a highly-trained museum tour guide who acts as a volunteer educator. Here are the parameters:

* The Indiana State Museum docent program offers a rewarding series of continuing education classes.
* Docents lead all public tours of the museum.
* Docents have strong public speaking skills and an ability to interact comfortably with groups.
* No special academic background is required but a strong desire to study and learn about Indiana's Science and Culture is essential.
* Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
* Docents receive all the benefits given to every Indiana State Museum volunteer, including museum membership and complimentary parking.

Of course, this means you basically have to be unemployed (or, at least not working during Wednesday mornings! That's because training (beginning 15 September and continuing through 23 February 2011) takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays!

Interested? Go online to learn more.

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