Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have an interest in working with people, and be able to attend required training sessions. Experience or education in history, political science, or teaching is helpful, but is not required. The position involves standing for extended periods of time.
Training is provided by education and curatorial staff, and includes historical content of the museum and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, asking good questions and other methods for engaging various museum audiences. After training is complete, the volunteer commitment is one year.
Benefits include free parking, access to a resource library, docent events, a museum store discount, and free admission to New England museums.
Complete an application or contact the Docent Coordinator, at 617-514-1545.