Museum Docent - Volunteer Application

We are currently accepting online applications for the volunteer position of Museum Docent.  Volunteers will support and represent the Peterborough Museum and Archives (PMA) during the current Ice Age Mammals exhibition, and potentially other future exhibitions, by facilitating visitor satisfaction and learning through a variety of activities and techniques including:

Leading tours and interpreting the exhibition for visitors
Communicating directly with visitors regarding the exhibition and their questions
Maintaining an attitude of respect and professionalism with all visitors

In order to be a docent you must:

Attend a Volunteer Orientation session 

Be dependable and accountable for your responsibilities as a docent
Be available to lead tours
Be 18 years of age or older
Commit to a minimum of 40 hours over the duration of the exhibit for a minimum of 4 hours per shift
Present information and lead tours in a manner consistent with program goals and objectives
Accept periodic evaluations of performance and conduct including peer-review and self-evaluation
Maintain an attitude of respect, professionalism, and flexibility with peers, PMA staff and visitors of the museum
Follow guidelines and procedures at all times.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an online application.  Training and resources will be made available to all docents.

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A. Personal Information
Are you willing and able to commit to a minimum of 40 hours over the duration of the exhibit (minimum 4 hours per shift)
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted?
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Please tell us why you would like to volunteer with the Peterborough Museum and Archives (check all that apply)
B. Related Experience
Please select an age group that you are most comfortable speaking to (check all that apply).
C. Required Attachments at Time of Application
D. Conditions of Volunteering
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation made by me in connection with this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of the application. I authorize The Corporation of the City of Peterborough, Peterborough Museum and Archives to make such enquiries respecting the foregoing information as may be deemed necessary.

I understand that I will be required to provide a current police check with vulnerable sector check as a condition of volunteering.
I agree to the above conditions.
Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O., 1990 C.M45, and will be used to determine eligibility for volunteering.

The personal information submitted for volunteering is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for volunteering. We thank you for your application, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.