Become a Museum Docent!
Are you a lifelong learner who has a passion for history and education? The Fairfield Museum and History Center welcomes applications from prospective docent volunteers. Discover the fascinating people and events that helped to shape our community and share your interests with visitors and school groups.
Find out more about becoming a Museum Docent by contacting Christine Jewell, director of education at 203-259-1598, complete the online contact form or attend one of our upcoming Information Sessions.
What is a Museum Docent?
Docents present a variety of educational programs including walking tours of Fairfield’s Historic Town Green, historic house tours at The 1750 Ogden House and exhibition tours at the Fairfield Museum. Docent training is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes readings and discussions on various topics in American history and history education. Docents also enjoy special docent trips to historic sites in Connecticut and opportunities to work with museum professionals. Training opportunities are ongoing and current docents are available to co-lead tours until new recruits are ready to “fly solo.”