April 16, 2024
The San Salvador out within the harbor. Picture by Chris Stone

Benefit from the Maritime Museum of San Diego? Take the following step and take part because the museum begins its subsequent Docent Volunteer Coaching Program on Tuesday.

Docent duties embody performing as a information to small teams and educating friends whereas taking part in on-the-water experiences such because the day sails provided most weekends aboard the galleon reproduction San Salvador.

“The docents add super worth to the customer expertise,” mentioned Raymond Ashley, the museum’s president and CEO. ” Their information and friendliness make an impression for all ages …”

Coaching periods are set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays on the higher west-end deck of the historic Victorian-era 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley.  Lessons embody a 45-minute strolling tour of one of many ships.

Volunteers will study maritime historical past with a deal with the sixteenth by means of twenty first centuries represented by the vessels and artifacts within the museum’s assortment. Docents will interact with museum guests, fielding questions and sharing information to counterpoint the visitor expertise. Coaching is performed by means of a collection of lectures, readings and strolling excursions.

Volunteers fascinated about this system, however unable to attend on Tuesdays could go for the museum’s mentorship program wherein docent recruits collaborate one-on-one with an skilled docent to construct the mandatory talent set.

Museum membership is required to be a docent. Questions concerning the Docent Coaching Program could also be directed to Docent Chair Jim Cassidy at [email protected] or at (661) 406-0605.