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Florida Tech's Foosaner Art Museum Seeks New Docents; Introductory Event Set for Jan. 27

01/03/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Foosaner Art Museum of Florida Institute of Technology is currently seeking new docents to conduct museum visits and tours for adults and children. Docents, whether by facilitating an engaging museum experience or by stimulating a dialogue with viewers, are the museum’s diplomatic ambassadors of knowledge. Training will begin in February.

Anyone interested is invited to a New Docent Mixer on Monday, Jan. 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Harris Community Auditorium of the Foosaner Art Museum. This is an opportunity to meet current docents and learn about the program. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Interested candidates will enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people and learning in depth about art, culture, and history. Previous experience is not required but a love of art and excellent communication skills are necessary. Curiosity and a sense of humor are also welcome.

New docents participate in an intensive seven-week training program that focuses on visitor interaction and tour techniques, and creates a culture of thinking. Docents receive ongoing education with each exhibition and are encouraged to attend museum lectures and gallery talks.

To learn more about the docent program contact Jackie Borsanyi at jborsanyi@fit.edu.

The Foosaner Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and students with ID; free on Thursdays and always for museum members, Florida Tech faculty, staff and students with their ID.

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