If you love art, researching art and historical topics, and interacting with the public, or would like to develop these skills to lead engaging, interactive gallery tours, you should explore becoming a docent. The initial training involves 12 classes that meet weekly for 2 ½ hours. Museum Docents make a 12-month commitment to lead gallery tours to enhance our visitors’ museum experience.
WHATCOM MUSEUM ADVOCATES
Founded in 1968, the Whatcom Museum Advocates (formerly the Guild or Docents) is an advocacy group whose purpose is to raise money to help underwrite museum operation costs and provide enriching public programs for museum members. A standing committee of the Whatcom Museum Foundation, the Advocates host museum openings and monthly programs, organizes fundraising and special events, as well as contributing countless volunteer hours in support of the museum staff.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, September through June and start at 9:30 AM with refreshments, followed by a program at 10 AM. Please check our calendar for current programs.
Beginning in 2015, programs will be moved to start at Noon.