Muscarelle Seeking New Docents for Class of 2016

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The members of the Muscarelle Museum of Art docent training committee (left to right): Georgianna S. Avioli, Janet Garzone Kosidlak, John Labanish and Patricia Rublein. (Courtesy Muscarelle Museum of Art)
The members of the Muscarelle Museum of Art docent training committee (left to right): Georgianna S. Avioli, Janet Garzone Kosidlak, John Labanish and Patricia Rublein. (Courtesy Muscarelle Museum of Art)

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the upcoming class of new museum docents.

The museum, which is located in Lamberson Hall at the College of William & Mary, boasts more than 5,000 works of art in its permanent collection.

The most significant collection is that of English and American portraits of the 17th and 18th centuries that have national importance, though many other cultures and historical time periods are well represented.

Additionally, the Muscarelle frequently hosts traveling exhibits and special collections.

The museum’s docents are volunteers from the community who serve as guides for student groups and other visitors. Prospective applicants should have a love of both learning and teaching about art. No formal education or training in art or art history is necessary.

Additionally, docents must be computer literate. Candidates with promising applications will be asked to interview with someone from the museum before being formally admitted to the class.

The class will begin in September and meet twice monthly through next May. The application can be found here.