Los Altos History Museum seeking student docent applications

While it is hard to think of much beyond the coronavirus, some organizations are getting a head start on planning.

Despite currently being shuttered, the Los Altos History Museum is getting ready for one of its newer annual traditions.

The museum is now accepting applications for its 2020-21 Teen Docent Program. Applicants must be local high school students. Teen docents have a unique opportunity to fulfill volunteer hours, learn about their community and their neighbors, and work with professional museum staff. The museum expects to accept up to 15 docents.

Applications are due by May 29, 2020. After being accepted, docents must attend a one-week training on August 3-7. Following training, docents work 2-4 hours per month from August 2020 through July 2021. Responsibilities include greeting guests, leading tours, and assisting with programming.

The teen docent program kicked off in 2019.

“Our Teen Docents have become an integral part of the Museum team, and they bring such enthusiasm and energy to the position,” said Exhibition Curator, Dr. Amy Ellison.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this program again and look forward to welcoming a new cohort of amazing local students,” Ellison continued.

To see details on the program, click here.