SAVANNAH, GA – JANUARY 7, 2020 – The Savannah African Art Museum is looking for eager volunteer docents with good communication skills to lead tours for diverse groups – from elementary school children to older adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers interested in learning and teaching about the history and art of West and Central Africa.
Those who volunteer their time and talents will gain much from the experience, including knowledge, an opportunity to interact with people from all around the world, volunteer or community service hours and recommendation letters, internship opportunities, public speaking experience, and the chance to see how a museum operates behind the scenes.
Even those with the busiest of schedules can find a shift or two to meet their availability, thanks to the museum’s varying hours. Shifts are available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
The time commitment is flexible and could include optional weekdays for private events and some evenings. Docents will be expected to give tours of the museum’s collection, but no prior experience as a docent or knowledge of African art and history is required. Additionally, docent talking points will be provided. Tours are provided to visitors by walk-in and by appointment.
During volunteer training sessions, docents will learn about the museum and its collection through instruction from the learned museum staff as well as by shadowing current docents on a few tours to get a better understanding of the process. Docent talking points will be explained and reviewed, and volunteers will be provided with some light reading materials to supplement the tour talking points. Over time and with constructive feedback, volunteers will become effective teachers and public speakers, along with being informed about African arts and cultures.
To apply or for more information, please email an updated resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, call the Savannah African Art Museum at 912-721-7724, or visit in person at 201 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401.
Savannah African Art Museum is a nonprofit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. Our mission is to provide engaging experiences that educate and start conversations about the power, diversity, and spirituality of African art. Learn more by visiting www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or dropping by their location at 201 E. 37th St. for a free tour.
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