Docent Volunteer

(Halton Hills. Recreation & Parks)

Position ID: V-HVC0742
Last Full Update: 28 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Docent Volunteer

Comments Docents 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
Contact Natale Rosanne, Volunteer Coordinator, Town of Halton Hills; Phone: 905-873-2600 ext 2282; Email:
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
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Benefits Training 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.
Clients Community at large
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Guide / Greeter
Skills/Experience Communication & 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 Length Short Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 12 week commitment
Interaction Level Large Group
Minimum Hours 4 / Week
Dates and Times one 4 hour shift per week for 12 weeks.
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible - The Halton Hills Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible.
Location Halton Hills Cultural Centre - 9 Church Street (located in Downtown Georgetown)
Number of Positions Georgetown: 6 individual(s) 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Will be required to complete a mandatory training prior to starting the placement and also attend a mandatory first day orientation.
Transportation limited public transportation.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Halton Hills. Recreation & Parks

Office Phone 905-873-2600
Toll Free Phone Town of Halton Hills 1-877-712-2205
Fax 905-873-1587
Address & Map
Town Hall
1 Halton Hills Dr
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2
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