About Cranbrook House Docent Training
Join our docent training class of 2018 to help connect visitors from all around the world with Cranbrook House, the former home of Cranbrook's founders and the oldest surviving manor home in metro-Detroit. Share the story of the Booth family, their vision for Cranbrook, and their passion for the Arts & Crafts movement, as you guide guests through the first floor of the English Tudor estate.
Cranbrook House Docent Training Schedule
Tuesdays, March 6 - April 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cranbrook House Docent Training Qualifications
- No experience necessary to join.
- An interest in learning, art, architecture and history is recommended.
- Prospective docents are strongly encouraged to attend each session of training.
- All docent training participants must become Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary members after the first session to continue training.
Cranbrook House Docent Requirements:
- Successfully graduate from the docent training program.
- Be a Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary member.
- Enthusiasm for representing Cranbrook.
- Strong communication skills and desire to work with the public.
- Must be punctual and dependable.
Cranbrook House Tour/Volunteer Schedule
Guided tours of the manor are provided by Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary volunteer docents during the public tour season (June through October) and at special events throughout the year. Public tours are 75 minutes long. Docents sign up to lead tours based on their own interest and availability.
Cranbrook House is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Please check in at the front door. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 pm, as training will start promptly at 6:00 pm and the doors will be locked at this time.
Please contact us for more information and to register today!
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- Docent training is a 16 hour commitment.
- Must become a member by the end of the first class to continue docent training.