Museum Docent Program
Docents are an important resource at The Museum of Flight. They are among the first people to directly interact with visitors. Docents give tours, conduct aviation and space-related talks, and may be given the opportunity to present school programs. Docents are stationed throughout the Museum to answer questions about the exhibits and artifacts. Shift availability depends upon current needs.
- Have excellent communication skills
- Teaching or public speaking experience
- The ability to work with diverse groups of children, adults, staff and volunteers
- Be able to accept supervision and evaluation of your volunteer work
Training is offered once a year. The 2015 class will be on Tuesdays beginning March 3rd and is a 10-week course. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Classes will include study of our exhibits, learning presentation and teaching skills, and taking field trips of applicable sites. There is a $25 materials fee for this course. The interview process includes a group interview that includes the Docent Services Specialist, a member of the Docent Training Committee and the Volunteer Coordinator. Interviews will be scheduled in January and February. If you would like to be considered for the 2015 class, submit your application now. You can become involved in other volunteer positions while waiting to attend the docent class.
To apply, please call Carol Thomson at 206.768.7179 or contact her online.