Interested in a unique volunteer opportunity? Then here’s your chance to help out the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
According to a release, the museum is one year away from opening a permanent art gallery, and they’re going to need “Combat Art Gallery Docents.”
“Over the last decade, we have had a healthy ‘Docent Corps’ of volunteers that help teach our visitors about Marine Corps history, however the Combat Art Gallery is unique and the ideal candidates will be able to speak (at some level) to the artistic merits of the artwork as well as the historical context of the pieces,” stated Museum Specialist Carrie Bowers in a release.
Training for the volunteer effort begins this spring. More on the training, from a release:
Beginning in Spring 2017, specialized training will be provided from Visitor Services staff and the Art Curator, who will be providing artists’ biographies and curatorial notes on each of the 100 pieces to be exhibited beginning in November 2017. A minimum time commitment of 8 hours per month is required to maintain volunteer status. Volunteers work independently, with other volunteers, and with permanent Museum staff. As part of the Combat Art Gallery Docent Corps, there may be opportunities to work within the Art Collection alongside the Art Curator and other Museum staff.
Interested individuals should apply by the end of January, and orientations begin on February 4 and 11, according to a release.
For more information, contact Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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