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Training Docents

Explore docent-related materials from a variety of museums. All documents were submitted by Museum-Ed subscribers.

Active Learning, Thinking Skills, Audience Participation

Unless you are reading Docent Educator the first time, you probably know that I advocate teaching methods that use active learning strategies. It is my strongly held belief that object-based learning is best accomplished by placing visitors in the active roles of seekers and contemplators, rather than putting them in the more passive stances of listeners and absorbers. …

Example 2: Visitor Tour Evaluation Form

Sample Visitor Tour Evaluation Form courtesy of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triange, VA. Download the original from as a PDF. Facilitated Docent Tours Tour attended: Time:_________________ Date: _________ Tour Guides Name: ____________________________ Your Name: ____________________ # of adults: ____ Email: ______________________________________ If a School group, please complete: …

Valéria (“Val”) Miranda DeLang Position Description and Volunteer Agreement

MUSEUM Education Department Gallery Docent Position Description and Volunteer Agreement The purpose of this document is to clarify the mutual responsibilities of the Volunteer Active Gallery Docent and the Museum that enable each Docent to provide meaningful and competent service to Museum visitors. Active Docent Position Description Upon successful completion …

Palmer Museum of Art Program Guidelines

Definition Docents assist with the implementation of the museum’s educational programming as formulated by the museum educator. Objectives Palmer Museum docents facilitate personal interaction, education, and enrichment between museum visitors and artwork. They develop expertise through ongoing training, research, and continuing education. Responsibilities Docents provide volunteer educational services for the …

Example 1: Visitor Tour Evaluation Form

Sample Docent Pocket Tour Reference courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO. Facilitated Exhibit Tours Tour attended: _________________Date: _________ Tour Guides Name: ____________________________ Your Name: ____________________ # of adults: ____ School: _____________________________________ District: _____________________________________ Zip code: _______________________ # of students: _________________ Grade level: _____ Email: ______________________________________ …

Example 4: Internal Docent Evaluation Form

Sample Docent Pocket Tour Reference courtesy of the Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE. Download the original form as a Word document.  Museum Educator Evaluation Guide:                                                                                               Date:                                                                                Grade Level:                                               Reviewer:                                                                                         Program:                                                       Part One: Program Evaluation Ratings: 1 = unsatisfactory; 2 = needs improvement; 3 = good; 4 = …

Example 3: Internal Docent Evaluation Form

Sample Docent Pocket Tour Reference courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Download the original form as a Word document. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum Guide Programs TOUR EVALUATION   Name                                                                           Date                            Evaluator                   Tour title                                                                                 Intended audience                           Time                     to                                …

Example 1: Internal Docent Evaluation Form

Sample Docent Pocket Tour Reference courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan Museum of Art Docent Program Docent Evaluation Name___________________________ Date__________ Evaluator_______________ F=Fine R=Refine NA=not applicable I. Structure 1. Was there a clear statement of the theme of the tour? 2. Did …