The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host a Docent Open House on Monday, Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. for anyone interested in becoming a docent.
Docents are a vital part of the museum community, as they help facilitate school programs and lead tours. Ideal applicants have a passion for lifelong learning and are curious about science and the natural world.
Becoming a docent requires no prior experience. The museum offers in-depth training and all of the support and flexibility docents need to succeed, and there is no cost to participate.
Docent benefits include:
• Special in-depth training from museum curators and professionals on a variety of topics from astronomy to zoology;
• Fascinating docent field trips to continue learning outside the museum;
• Fun social events to make new friends and become part of the museum community;
• Free passes to the museum and Sea Center; and
• Flexible scheduling.
New docents commit to attending training classes on Mondays 9:30-11 a.m. from Sept. 16 through late January 2020. After training is complete, docents lead tours one weekday morning per week from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
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