Volunteer Introductory Docent Training

Date(s) - 05/05/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is excited to announce a new volunteer opportunity! Are you enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about dinosaurs? We are currently looking for volunteers to fulfill our docent position for the upcoming summer season. In this position, you will learn about all of our exhibits and educate our visitors by delivering guided gallery tours. Assist our ticketing clerk with a friendly smile as a visitor services host and welcome visitors to the Aykroyd Family Theatre to see one of our National Geographic films as a theatre host.

No experience is needed and we will provide you with all the necessary training to carry out your volunteer role with confidence and enthusiasm. Training will include learning about our museum through behind-the-scenes tours, talks with curator and staff, and lively discussions about our displays. New volunteers will receive guidance in three (3) phases of training:

  1. Self-Guided Reading – Volunteers will be provided with a script of the guided gallery tour to thoroughly read through and study prior to hands on training.
  2. Introductory Training (2 hours)– This training session offers an overview of Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum operations, its exhibits and touring strategies.
  3. Mentored Training (2 hours)– A mentor is paired with you to provide further guidance in your training by helping you become familiar with the gallery, touring strategies and resources. All volunteers must be prepared to deliver a full test gallery tour.

**Please note all phases need to be completed before graduating to an official docent.

The duties of the volunteer docents complement those of the museum’s professional staff. If you are passionate about dinosaurs and want to learn more, than this is the position for you! If you are interested please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and email Visitor Services at visitorservices@dinomuseum.ca the training dates you are available for.

Upcoming Training Dates:

Introductory Training Mentored Training
Monday, May 1st 9:30 – 11:30 am Friday, May 5th 9:30 – 11:30 am
Friday, May 5th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Monday, May 15th 9:30 – 11:30 am

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