City of Ontario Announces Docent Recruitment at the Ontario Museum of History & Art

March 26, 2018

Help celebrate the City of Ontario’s rich history, art, and culture by becoming a docent at the Ontario Museum of History & Art. In 2017, the Ontario Museum of History & Art introduced a new grant-funded water wise garden and new exhibits that attracted visitors to the Museum. Docents are instrumental in leading tours of these exciting new opportunities at the Museum. 

The Museum is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the docent training program that takes place on Wednesdays from May 2 through June 27, 2018 (10:00 AM to 12:30 PM). Docents provide interactive group learning experiences through guided tours of the Museum’s art and history exhibits and presentations at local schools and community centers.

No previous background in art or history is required, just a passion for learning and interacting with visitors. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus. The benefits of becoming a docent include: building relationships with people who share a common interest, becoming an active participant in the community, learning from local experts about the history of Ontario, and taking behind-the-scenes field trips to destinations in and around the City of Ontario. 

Docents play an essential role at the Ontario Museum of History & Art through their interactions with visitors. Docents have been key in providing tours for 2,500 students annually. 

Join the information session: Introduction to the Museum Docent Program, to learn more about the docent program on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM or Saturday, April 7 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. 

Join the Museum for an opportunity to learn about the docent program before training begins later in May. Participate in a tour and brief presentation hosted by the museum curators and docents. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Reservations Required. Free Admission.

 

About The Ontario Museum of History & Art

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, California 91762. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call (909) 395-2510, email at [email protected], or visit www.ontarioca.gov/museum. The Ontario Museum of History & Art is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.

About the City of Ontario

The City of Ontario is Building A Better Tomorrow with urban lifestyle districts that create sustainable places to live, work and play. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the City of Ontario is ideally situated as Southern California’s gateway. With three major interstates, two railroads and the Ontario International Airport, Ontario offers direct access from Los Angeles to the rest of California, and to North America. With approximately 170,000 residents and residential development on the rise, Ontario looks to double its population in the next 20 years, making it one of the 100 most populated Cities in the nation. Complementing its business and residential core, Ontario dazzles with its amenities such as the Ontario Convention Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, and the Ontario Mills Mall.  To learn more about the City of Ontario, visit www.ontarioca.gov or call (909) 395-2000.

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