Become a Docent at The Ringling!
Docents are museum volunteers who are specially trained to engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds in active explorations of our collections. We are currently recruiting individuals for our next docent training class, which will be focused on Ca’ d’Zan, the Ringlings’ opulent 1920s mansion. The class is scheduled to take place April – June 2019, and we are seeking enthusiastic life-long learners for this opportunity.
Concerned that you know very little about art, history, or museums in general? Not to worry! The training course is comprehensive and includes extensive content-based lectures as well as training on effective touring techniques.
If you are interested in helping us preserve and share the Ringling legacy, we encourage you to apply!
To hear more about this and other volunteer opportunities within the Education Department, we invite you to attend an upcoming informational session where staff will explain our application process and training in more detail:
- January 8, 2019, 10:30 AM
- January 15, 2019, 1:30 PM
Both sessions will be conducted in the downstairs classrooms of the Johnson-Blalock Education Center. Please park in our main parking lot and walk or take a tram to the Education Center. More information on the docent program is available on our Docent page.