Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard, MD- Looking for a new and exciting way to volunteer? JPPM is recruiting docents for our 2014 class. We are seeking a great group of people to work with our school groups, in the MAC Lab, Exhibit Barn, Patterson House, and more. This is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and interact with the archaeologists, educators, and historians who bring Southern Maryland’s past to life!
The intensive ten week training course will provide you with in depth knowledge of the archaeology, history, and culture of southern Maryland with a specific focus on the land where JPPM sits today. You will also examine techniques and education strategies for engaging museum visitors in meaningful explorations of the past. After completing the initial training course, JPPM docents further the educational mission of the Park by offering regular, high-quality interpretive services for the public in support of annual programs, workshops, exhibits, and so much more.
Benefits to becoming a docent are many--docents will receive our regular volunteer benefits including a Friends of JPPM family membership, a 10% discount in the Show Barn Museum Shop, Friends' newsletter, and a discount on special event entry fees and workshops. The biggest benefit is the chance to work with some of Maryland's top archaeologists and educators who are preserving our Southern Maryland heritage through the JPPM programs. The training course will take place on Wednesdays beginning on January 22, 2014 from 10:00 am until 12:30 p.m. The classes will be presented by professional archaeologists, historians, and JPPM staff. Class size is limited and registration is required. Tuition and fees are $15. Class materials will be provided.
For more info: Erin Atkinson, 410-586-8512
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