Become a Museum Docent!
Are you a lifelong learner with a passion for sharing history? Find out about becoming a Museum Docent! Docents are trained volunteer educators who present guided tours and other education programs to students and adults. The Fairfield Museum Docent Program is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and education.
In early summer of 2017 new exhibitions featuring interactive, hands-on experiences will open in three buildings on the Museum Commons nearby Fairfield’s Town Green: Victorian Cottage and Barn (1888) and Sun Tavern (c.1780). Spring 2017 Docent Training will provide new opportunities to become involved in our community. Docents are needed to present tours and facilitate hands-on activities in the Sun Tavern. Training will also cover the 1750 Ogden House and Town Green Walking Tours. Whether you’ve lived here for many years or you are new to the area, discover the rewards of sharing the rich history of our town and region to students, families and adults.
Whether you’ve lived here for many years or you are new to the area, discover the rewards of sharing the rich history of our town and region to students, families and adults. To apply, please complete a Docent Volunteer application and attend one of our upcoming information and general training sessions below.
Docent Information Session: Fairfield 101
Monday, March 27, 1pm – 3pm or Saturday, May 13, 9:30am – 11am. RSVP to Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.
Find out about becoming a Museum Docent! Learn about inquiry-based education and how to spark curiosity in our visitors. The information session will cover Teaching with Primary Sources, general Fairfield history and docent policies.
Junior Docent Program
The Fairfield Museum Junior Docent Program provides opportunities for regional high school students to develop important public speaking and engagement skills while learning and sharing about the history of Fairfield and the region. Junior Docents will lead exhibition tours and facilitate hands-on activities in the Victorian Cottage and Tavern, as well as in the Fairfield Museum exhibitions, for adults, children and families. Junior Docents will also have opportunities to volunteering at programs and events throughout the year. Space is limited!
Students must complete an application, available for download here, and an interview.
Deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. Please note, training will be re-scheduled due to the late school year.