Are you a lifelong learner with a passion for sharing history with your community? Consider joining the Fairfield Museum team as a docent!
The Fairfield Museum is recruiting a new class of docents, trained volunteer educators who present guided tours and education programs to K-12 students and adults. The docent program is both intellectually stimulating and socially rewarding and includes courses, readings, and discussions on topics in American History. 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 to students, families and adults.
We need docents to help in the following areas:
-Giving tours of the 1750 Ogden House on Sunday afternoons between Memorial Day and Labor Day
-Helping to open up the Museum Commons in July and August by giving tours of the Sun Tavern (c. 1780) and Victorian Barn (1888)
-Leading art and history-related activities for families at the Victorian Cottage
-During the school year, leading interactive tours for K-12 students at the Museum
What is the commitment? – Attend training sessions & quarterly meetings – Successfully complete a practice tour – Be able to walk and stand for length of tours; up to 1.5 hours. Some historical buildings are not physically accessible. – Read and study materials on history and education – Commit to at least 2 or more volunteer shifts per month
What skills do I need? – A love of history and learning – Good communication and public speaking skills – Good listening skills – Flexibility / Adaptability – Tolerance and respect for others
To apply, please fill out this form by May1, 2022. Staff will follow up with more information after we receive the applications.