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Castellani Art Museum recruiting docent trainees for spring

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Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:40 am

Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents – volunteer tour guides – for the venue.

A docent is a well-trained volunteer who guides visitors through museum exhibitions. They are guides, teachers, art enthusiasts, and a link between the public and the museum. Docents prepare for and present tours to groups from schools and the community. They enrich the visitor's museum experience, engage their interest, and develop art appreciation in the audience. Docents have an important and valued role at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, helping visitors discover art in a new and exciting way.

The museum asks its docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. In return, CAM offers:

  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff;
  • Developing and expanding public speaking skills;
  • Broadening one’s knowledge of art and art history; and
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public.

Visit the CAM website to download the volunteer/docent application: http://www.castellaniartmuseum.org/get-involved/docent-program/

Experience is beneficial, but not required. Interested candidates should have a passion for the arts and the ability to work with diverse audiences. They can send a completed application and resume to [email protected] or mail to P.O. Box 1938, Niagara University, NY 14109.

Candidates must have a functioning email address to apply. An in-person interview is required. Contact Curator of Education and Visitor Engagement Tara L. Walker at 716-286-8295 for additional information.

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