• On September 9 and 10, visit the Springfield Preservation Trust Booth at the Mattoon Street Arts Festival
• On October 15, at 1pm attend the Voices from the Grave. Buy Tickets
• On November 14, at 7pm attend the 2023 Preservation Awards.
Springfield Museums Seek Docents for Art, Science, History, and Dr. Seuss
If you love museums and enjoy interacting with children, consider becoming a docent at the Springfield Museums — the perfect way to blend teaching, learning, fun, and a true sense of community all in one role.
Docent training begins in September. The training program includes hour-long classes (days and times vary according to the discipline) throughout the fall and early spring, culminating in the “graduation” of a new class of docents in June.
Because field trips are booked during school hours, the docent program is often most appealing to retirees or adults with very flexible working schedules.
Docent guides are asked to give a two-year commitment and lead several tours per year based on field trip bookings, which are on Tuesday–Friday throughout the school year.
In return for their time and commitment, volunteer docents receive an array of benefits, including discounts on Museum School classes and at the Museum Store; invitations to docent events and special programming; and the chance to be part of a community of other volunteers who love art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss – and love sharing their passion with others.
Interested in becoming an Art, Science, History, or Dr. Seuss docent? Visit the Museums website (www.springfieldmuseums.org) for more information and an application, or contact Docent Coordinators Katie Merrill (413.263.6800, ext. 331, or [email protected]) or Laura Cienciwa (413-263-6800, ext. 340, or [email protected])