Become a Docent or Junior Docent!
The word "docent" is from the Latin "docens," meaning teacher or lecturer. Docents fill a variety of roles at the Institute of Texan Cultures. These roles include, but are not limited to:
- Exhibit Floor greeter
- Tour guide
- Guest Services assistant
- Character performer
- Tex-Kit facilitator
- Library assistant
- Museum store assistant
Docents are asked to volunteer at least three hours each week. Training classes are offered twice a year, but applications are accepted year-round. To join our docent team, please call (210) 458-2279 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students age 12-17 can volunteer and help make Texas history come alive at our museum! Volunteering as a junior docent is an outstanding way to earn community service hours or demonstrate civic pride on college applications. Our junior docents assist as:
- Puppet theater performers
- Character performers during the Texas Trails & Tales summer program
- Activity coordinators at museum family events
- Off-site promotions at community events and festivals
To discuss joining the junior docent team, please call (210) 458-2279.