Would you like to be part of the fascinating, ever-changing, world-renowned Bowers Museum?

You could be on the cutting edge of the museum world as a member of the Bowers Docent Guild.

We’d like to have you join us if:

  • You love to learn about history and other cultures
  • You like to interact with people
  • You want to serve the community
  • you appreciate working with highly motivated, friendly, intelligent colleagues
  • You enjoy presenting ideas with humor, freshness and creativity

Many of our docents retired from long-held jobs and wanted a new focus. Others were new to Orange County and sought a place to belong. Some always wanted to work in a museum while others stumbled upon the Bowers by chance.

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Becoming a docent offers many opportunities:

  • Lead scheduled tours and walk-in visitors through Museum exhibits
  • Introduce children to cultural artifacts that bring school curriculum to life
  • Present programs to senior citizen groups
  • Talk to civic groups about Museum exhibits
  • Take programs to schools
  • Prepare educational materials for other docents
  • Work backstage to promote Docent Guild activities—keep statistics, host receptions, staff the docent library

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Training Program

Bowers docents are carefully trained for their role as Museum representatives.

All provisional docents must complete a comprehensive training program so that they can
  • Understand the artifacts displayed at the Bowers Museum
  • Relate each artifact to the culture it portrays
  • Use tour construction basics and interactive techniques to create their own tours

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