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Penn Museum Volunteer Docents
May 26, 2009, Volume 55, No. 34

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is accepting applications for its Volunteer Docent program. Volunteer Docents receive free training, and develop and lead tours through Penn Museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries, featuring materials from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas, Africa, the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and more. Docents guide a wide range of school and adult groups, Tuesdays through Fridays, as well as some weekends. 

Currently the Museum is taking applications for a new group of weekday docents to start training in late August. Primary requirements include an interest in archaeology, anthropology, and world cultures, along with a willingness to make a regular commitment. Training to lead a gallery tour takes between six to twelve months. Docents need to be able to devote at least one day a week to training or leading tours.

For more information or an application form, contact Dori Panzer, docent coordinator, at (215) 898-2681 or dpanzer@sas.upenn.edu.


Almanac - May 26, 2009, Volume 55, No. 34