Docenting & Store Sales

Docents welcome guests to Studios on the Park from the driver's seat of the Hudson Hornet. They assist visitors in the Up Front Gift Store, which showcases many mediums not found elsewhere in the building and generates funds to support the organization's arts access and education programs.

In addition to providing a brief orientation, docents also enhance visitors’ experience by talking about works on display and providing information and printed brochures about classes, events and exhibits.

Necessary Skills
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Neat appearance
• Ability to work actively for 4 hours (standing and sitting)
• Outstanding interpersonal communication and customer service skills
• Willingness to initiate interactions with visitors and staff.
• Warm & friendly demeanor
• A positive and upbeat personality
• Ability to deal cheerfully with children, families and large volumes of people
• Dependable, accountable and trustworthy
• Ability to work a regular schedule, which may include evenings and weekends, depending on volunteer’s availability
• Ability to multi-task--working on a variety of tasks simultaneously while remaining organized and providing welcoming customer service
• Ability to be tactful under pressure
• Interest in and willingness to learn about art
• Interest in Studios and enthusiasm for its mission, programs and operation
• Ability to learn the basic floor plan and services of Studios
• Knowledge and/or willingness to learn sales and retail skills
• Respect for diverse lifestyles, cultures, religions and values and ability to interact with a variety of people

Expected Commitment: one three-hour shift per week for one year. Shifts are Thursday through Sunday.

 

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