One of our favorite museums in the neighborhood, the National Building Museum (401 F St NW), wrote in to let us know that they are recruiting Historic Building Docents as follows:
Opportunities are now available to join the Museum’s historic building docent program, a dynamic and engaged group of individuals who are as committed to the building arts as you are. As a Historic Building Docent, volunteers are able to share with visitors the story of our historic home in a unique and personal way that is not done elsewhere in the Museum.
Jim Garcia, who has been a Historic Building Docent for 12 years says: “I enjoy volunteering as a docent since I get to talk to people about this Museum’s unique mission. It’s a great feeling to enhance the visitor’s experience as they learn about the Museum, exhibits, and the history of Washington, D.C.”
Carly Shaw, National Building Museum volunteer manager, is fully aware of how critical volunteers like these are to the museum’s success. “The NBM wouldn’t be able to provide the public programs without docents,” she says. “In order to manage and serve all the enthusiastic visitors who walk through our doors, we rely on docents to be ambassadors of our mission and message.”
Volunteer applications for the program will be accepted through January 15, 2011. Training takes place on weekday evenings beginning January 24 and runs through March 15, 2011. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.nbm.org/support-us/volunteer/
The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and planning. Chartered by Congress in 1980 and open to the public since 1985, the Museum has become a vital forum for exchanging ideas and information about the built environment through its exhibitions, education programs, and publications.
The Museum is located at 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.
Public inquiries: 202.272.2448 or visit www.nbm.org.