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Indiana State Museum Seeks Docents

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Indiana State Museum Seeks Docents


Call for Volunteers for Indiana State Museum

Applications are now being accepted for the docent program

The Indiana State Museum Docent Program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to apply for the fall 2016 class. Applications are due on Monday, Sept. 12.

“Those candidates selected for the program will participate in rewarding and rigorous training led by our curatorial and education staff and serve as instructors and mentors to other volunteers and future docents,” said Indiana State Museum Manager of School Programs Joanna Hahn.

Candidates will be required to attend a weekly session on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m., beginning October 20. Sessions will last 23 weeks. Once training is complete, docents are required to perform 150 volunteer hours per year.

“Docents are highly trained, enthusiastic museum tour guides who acts as volunteer educators,” Hahn added.

Program highlights:
• Docents will take part in specialized continuing education opportunities;
• Docents will become volunteer leaders in our galleries, public tours and programs;
• Docents will be able to expand their knowledge of Indiana;
• Participants must be at least 21 years of age, and
• Docents receive all the benefits given to every Indiana State Museum volunteer, including museum membership and free parking.

For more information on the docent program or to receive an application, please contact Joanna Hahn at 317.232.8293 or


The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis. Exhibition gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The first Tuesday of each month (Community Tuesdays) admission is half price. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call the museum at 317.232.1637.