Docents are a vital part of the Museum community, as they help facilitate school programs and lead tours. Ideal applicants have a passion for lifelong learning and are curious about science and the natural world.
Becoming a docent requires no prior experience. The Museum offers in-depth training and all of the support and flexibility docents need to succeed, and there is no cost to participate.
Docent benefits include:
- Special in-depth training from Museum curators and professionals on a variety of topics from astronomy to zoology;
- Fascinating docent field trips to continue learning outside the Museum;
- Fun social events to make new friends and become part of the Museum community;
- Free passes to the Museum and Sea Center; and
- Flexible scheduling.
New docents commit to attending training classes on Mondays 9:30-11:00 AM from September 16, 2019 through late January 2020. After training is complete, docents lead tours one weekday morning per week from 9:30 AM-noon.
About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Powered by Science. Inspired by Nature. Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world. The Museum seeks to connect people to nature for the betterment of both, and prides itself on being naturally different. For more information, visit sbnature.org.