BE A DOCENT
Love to teach? Comfortable in front of a crowd? Can you keep groups of 4 years olds engaged and excited about aviation in the morning and do the same thing for a group of Seniors in the afternoon? Are you at least 18 years old and willing to pass a background check? If so, we need you as a volunteer Docent here at the Southern Museum of Flight.
Our Docent program needs committed volunteers who are willing to spend time training with our Education Coordinator to give tours on a regular basis at the Museum. As a Docent you will represent the museum and provide the vital Education programs to our visitors young and old. We will teach you the historical and practical knowledge to give tours, demonstrate hands-on activities, and conduct a “Learn to Fly” course in our Flight Simulator Lab. We’ll show you the many techniques we use to keep our visitors engaged and enthusiastic during their visit to the museum. Although knowledge of flying is helpful, it is not a requirement. This is an intensive program and a Docent must be committed to the training process. You will be the face of the museum and we will ensure you are prepared for this responsibility if you commit the time to finish our training.
Docents must be comfortable in front of crowds, engaging with children, and a bit of an actor/humorist to keep our Field Trips and private groups excited and actively learning during their visit.
Background check required.
Fill out the Docent form on this page (no calls please) to set up an appointment to see if you are the right fit for the Docent program. Our Education Outreach Coordinator will advise you of the next step.