Docent Volunteer

(Halton Hills. Recreation & Parks, Halton Hills Town Hall)

Position ID: V-HVC0742 Last Full Update: 24 May 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsDocents facilitate conversations and lead activities with visitors in the Helson Gallery's Permanent Collection, Special Exhibitions and Outreach Programs. Docents promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of exhibitions goals and help ensure that Gallery visitors have amazing experiences. Please complete on-line application at www.haltonhills.ca/volunteer
ContactHeather Beaumont, Volunteer Coordinator, Town of Halton Hills; Phone: 905-873-2601 ext 2282; Email: volunteer@haltonhills.ca
Duties- attend and actively participate in ongoing docent trainings 
- engage visitors in conversations and dialogues regarding the museum's collections and temporary exhibitions 
- ensure memorable and positive visits, including ensuring comfort and safety of visitors while fostering educational growth 
- participate in specialized programs that may be developed (i.e. Docents in the Schools, Speakers Bureau, Drawing in Galleries, Family Tour etc.)  
- seek clarification and guidance from Cultural Centre staff when needed
More Info Linkhttps://www.haltonhills.ca/volunteer
BenefitsTraining and education about 20th Century visual art; 
Confirmation of hours and reference letters available upon completion of volunteer commitment; 
Meet new people and develop relationships for potential job opportunities in the future.
ClientsCommunity at large
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; - art knowledge and educational training are not pre-requisites  
- minimum 18 years of age  
- creative & critical thinker  
- curiosity  
- embrace change and challenge  
- enthusiastic personality  
- positive energy  
- proficient in spoken English  
- public speaking ability  
- resourceful
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 12 week commitment
Interaction LevelLarge Group
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesWednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Afternoon 
Saturday: Afternoon 
Sunday: Afternoon 
 
one 4 hour shift per week for 12 weeks.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible - The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible.
LocationHalton Hills Cultural Centre - 9 Church Street, Halton Hills, ON, (located in Downtown Georgetown)
Number of PositionsGeorgetown: 6 individual(s) 
 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Will be required to complete a mandatory training prior to starting the placement and also attend a mandatory first day orientation.
Transportationlimited public transportation.
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameHalton Hills. Recreation & Parks, Halton Hills Town Hall
Office Phone905-873-2601 ext 2275
Toll Free PhoneTown of Halton Hills 1-877-712-2205
Fax905-873-1587
E-Mailrecreation@haltonhills.ca
Websitewww.haltonhills.ca
Address & Map
Town Hall
1 Halton Hills Dr
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
 
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