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Get Involved

Docents

What are docents? Docents are volunteers who help the Museum in:

Leading tours

Conducting programs

Helping with special events

Generally representing the Museum to the public

Roughly 60 visitors a day come to the museum, most of which miss out on receiving educational tours and learning about the important role archaeology has on our community. If you enjoy history, culture, and talking to people you can help! Docents receive specific training to lead tours, conduct educational programs and community events, and in general are ambassadors for the Museum. Docents generally work a minimum of two-three hours a week. Docents contribute meaningfully to the individual experiences people have at the museum daily.

No previous experience is needed in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, or education. We are looking for docents who have a curiosity in learning about peoples and cultures, and who are willing to share what they have learned as they lead tours, conduct programs, and help out with special events.

Interested in serving as a docent?

Read up on Docent volunteer description here. This position is during Winter semester, with a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.

Download and fill out the Docent Application then e-mail it to Kari Nelson, Curator of Education, at mpc_programs@byu.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kari Nelson at (801) 422-0022.

Online Docent Training Materials

Age Characteristics of Young Learners

Tips for Public Speaking