*DEADLINE EXTENDED* VisArts Call for Docent Applications for Spring 2019

By Editorial Team on November 13, 2018

Deadline: Sun, 02 December 2018

A docent facilitates a conversation about a painting: Kim Sandara’s 1, 2018. Photo by Anderson Toledo. Courtesy of VisArts.
*EXTENDED* Application Deadline: Sunday, December 23 by 11:59 PM

For Spring 2019, VisArts is seeking volunteer docents to lead tours and have casual conversations about the artwork in the galleries. Contemporary art can be challenging, and our goal for the VisArts docent program is to help visitors understand and engage with the artwork on view. Docents will gain skills in public speaking, audience engagement, researching artwork, and interpreting and analyzing contemporary art. Additionally, docents will be trained and have the opportunity to apply museum and art education strategies to facilitate in-gallery learning. Other benefits include opportunities to earn credit toward art classes at VisArts, meet gallery staff, and gain behind-the-scenes access to the galleries.

Applicants must complete an application form and submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references. This position is available for course credit.

For more information about the docent position or the application process, please go to: https://www.visartscenter.org/docents or send an email to VisArtsDocentCoordinator@gmail.com