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Become a Docent at the William Benton Museum of Art

Calling all art lovers! UConn's William Benton Museum of Art is looking for volunteer educators to join their Docent Program.

The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut at Storrs is accepting applications for new docents through September 7, 2012. If you have an interest in art, enjoy learning, and would like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with museum visitors, consider becoming a docent. Individuals from all backgrounds and those who are bilingual are encouraged to apply.

Docents are a vital part of the museum’s education program, welcoming visitors of all ages and helping them explore, understand and appreciate art of all genres. Docents may also present talks outside the museum through community outreach. Research for background information on museum exhibitions and acquisitions is also part of the work docents perform.

The Docent Program meets for two-hour training sessions most Tuesday mornings from mid-September through early May. Museum staff, docents and guest lecturers lead the trainees in the study of the history of art; the elements of art; museum education; and the study of the Museum's collection.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.thebenton.org/edu_docent.php or contact Tracy Lawlor, Education Coordinator, Tracy.Lawlor@UConn.edu.

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