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
Classes will include study of our exhibits, learning presentation and teaching skills, and taking field trips of applicable sites.
In anticipation of the Museum's expansion, two classes are being offered for 2016. Each class is 11 weeks, one day a week from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is a $25 fee to cover materials. You cannot miss more than two classes, pass a 50 question test and be able to provide a 30 minute tour to graduate.
The first class will be on Saturdays starting January 9th and last class on March 19th.
The second class will be on Tuesdays starting April 12th and ending June 21st.
The interview process includes a group interview with the Docent Services Specialist, a member of the Docent Training Committee and the Volunteer Coordinator.
Applications are being accepted for the 2016 class. If you would like to be considered for this class, please contact the volunteer coordinator. You can become involved in other volunteer positions while waiting to attend a docent class.
To apply, please call Carol Thomson at 206.768.7179 or contact her online.