Junior Docent Program
The Fairfield Museum Junior Docent Program provides a unique opportunity for regional high school students to work with families and children in an educational setting. Develop important public speaking and engagement skills while learning about and sharing the history of Fairfield. Junior Docents will lead exhibition tours and facilitate hands-on activities for children in the historic properties on the Museum Commons. Exhibitions featuring interactive, hands-on experiences are featured in three buildings: The Children’s Cottage, the Victorian Agricultural Barn (1888) and the Sun Tavern (c.1780). This program qualifies for Community Service requirements. Space is limited!
Students must complete an application, available for download here >>
Deadline for applications is Friday, April 20 by 5pm.
Volunteer Meet & Greet
Friday, April 6: 11:30am – 12:30pm. RSVP to Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.
Join us to find out more about volunteering at the Fairfield Museum. Volunteers are needed to assist in our Museum Shop and Education Department. Enjoy a tour of the Fairfield Museum, meet staff and volunteers and discover more about becoming a Museum Docent to conduct tours for students in the busy spring season.
Friday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 24, 10am – 12pm. RSVP to Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.
Are you fascinated by the history of Fairfield? Are you interested in helping students discover more about their town and community? Docents are needed in early March of 2018 to facilitate self-guided activities for students in the Fairfield Museum’s exhibition Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past. These training sessions provide all of the tools that you need to lead this fun and engaging activity for 3rd grade students.
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 volunteer assistance at programs, attend lectures presented by scholars, and participate in teacher workshops.
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 or call Christine Jewell at 203-259-1598.