AUSTIN, TX — September 2012 — Do you love Texas and its rich history? If the answer is yes, then come share your passion for the story of Texas as a volunteer docent for the Bullock Texas State History Museum and take advantage of a one-of-a-kind training opportunity this fall — free classes with Dr. Frank de la Teja, former official historian of the State of Texas.
Fall 2012 docent training begins October 1. The program represents a 3-month commitment and includes group sessions, history content lectures with Dr. Frank de la Teja, former official historian of the State of Texas, a mentoring relationship, independent work on the part of the docent, and a final evaluation.
Serving as a volunteer docent is a rewarding way to share your love of Texas as you create memorable and enlightening experiences for museum visitors. Docents are expected to lead scheduled tours on the three floors of core exhibits and the temporary gallery, as well as provide walk-up tours and have informal interaction in the gallery with visitors. Docents are an integral part of the volunteer corps and are expected to volunteer on a regular basis, serving as greeters and podium attendants and participating in special events. All volunteer are asked to be participants in Museum educational enrichment programs.
As a docent you will receive ongoing content training, as well as temporary exhibit training that includes exclusive previews of new exhibitions and behind the scenes discussions with Museum curators.
Applications for Fall Docents should be sent in by September 26. To learn more about the Bullock Museum, visit TheStoryofTexas.com
For more information on volunteering, contact the Volunteer Office at 512-936-4614 or Volunteers@thestoryoftexas.com. The Bullock Texas State History Museum is located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. For general information, call (512) 936-8746.