The Clarke House Museum (1827 S. Indiana Ave.) and Glessner Museum (1800 S. Prairie Ave.) are looking for new Docents for the upcoming 2012 tour season. Training is free and begins Saturday, March 10. There are five consecutive Saturday training sessions in total, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each week.
Becky Young LaBarre, Assistant Curator of Clarke House Museum wrote more about the program:
“To prepare volunteers to give tours, the museums offer an individualized docent training program that covers architecture, decorative arts and social history as they relate to each house. Docents must commit to 48 hours of volunteering during their first year, which usually works out to 4 hours a month. Docents lead tours on afternoons Wednesdays through Sundays, although some mornings are available.”
Benefits of the position include invitations and discounts to museum events, 25 percent off merchandise in the respective museum gift shops, annual recognition and opportunities of continued education.