Group visitors form a lasting impression of MOCA Jacksonville through their docent tours. In this high-visibility capacity, a docent’s qualifications, training, and performance are extremely important. A docent must enjoy working with people of diverse interests, backgrounds, and ages and be able to conduct tours with flexibility, diplomacy, and a willingness to accept new challenges.
MOCA Jacksonville is seeking volunteers who are interested in being trained as docents to present tour experiences for our visitors. The tour program is visitor-centered and requires facilitation as opposed to lecture skills; no prior knowledge of art or art history is required.
Persons who have an interest in community service, the arts, and the general public are welcome to apply. Individuals are especially encouraged to apply who have done undergraduate or graduate work in Education or Art Education, Early Childhood or Elementary Education, or classroom teaching experience, as well as those individuals who have professional or volunteer experience in nontraditional education but possess a knowledge of facilitating or have an interest in inquiry-based learning.
Volunteer and Learn: New Docent Training Class at MOCA
Saturdays, Sept. 21, 28, & Oct. 5, 2013 • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Volunteer docents are the heart of MOCA’s tour program, serving more than 7,000 children and adults every year. This intensive program will offer you a behind-the-scenes look at the interworking’s of an art museum and provide you with a thorough introduction to Contemporary art, history, and culture. The training will include museum techniques and education strategies for engaging museum visitors in meaningful explorations of works of art in the permanent collection and featured exhibitions.
For more information contact: Lauren Spencer @ (904) 366-6911, ext. 212.