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University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Our Docent Program is the human vehicle of our intended tour experience. Being in the heart of downtown Tucson allows us to work directly with our local community, while our content brings together an international network across Gem and Mineral industries. Our decorum and training will reflect the priorities of both audiences and will be constantly evolving with feedback we receive. Through this program, we will be preparing our docents to deliver an experience that reflects the world-class quality presentation the Museum showcases.

Docents will be leading guided tours throughout the museum and will undergo a content orientation as well as a public speaking workshop before receiving Tour Approval to officially guide tours. There are other opportunities outside of being a docent that will operate on a different timeline with their respective Museum Staff Supervisor.

Duties: Under the Direction of Museum Staff

  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour for group briefing, and guest welcome. Are we expecting them to arrive 30 minutes early for every tour? Is this only relevant for when we are doing guided tours or are we going to have an additional duty/guidelines for when we hit time for unguided general admission?
  • Allow up to an extra hour of flextime within schedule to adjust for different group speeds.
  • Deliver the tours to the quality standards established in trainings.
  • Provide follow up information, answer questions and assist guests.

Requirements to become a Docent

  • Complete Docent Application
  • Participate in an informal interview with museum staff.
  • Background Check
  • Attend orientation and training sessions. (This will be a requirement each year, as the museum will be rotating out displays. Repeat Docents will participate in a review context versus an orientation).
  • Ability to dress business casual.
  • Guide Museum staff on a tour after training to receive Tour Approval.
  • Minimum of 15 hours of participation a semester, or 30 hours a year.
  • Designated College Colleague - CatCard (if not already associated with the UofA a CatCard will required at the expense of the volunteer)

Expectations

  • Communication for docent shifts and scheduling.
  • Punctuality- A docent will not be permitted to lead a tour if they are not on site 30 minutes prior.
  • Appearance- Representing the Museum in a professional, business casual manner.
  • Attitude- A positive demeanor when leading tours, and willingness to receive feedback in order to grow is imperative to our evolving nature as a team.
  • Professionalism.
  • Cell-Phone usage by Docents is not permitted during a tour.

3 Shifts

  • 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM
    We have morning and afternoon shifts available Monday-Friday, with special event shifts also available
  • 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
    We have morning and afternoon shifts available Monday-Friday, with special event shifts also available
  • afternoon / 11:30 AM to 04:30 PM
    We have morning and afternoon shifts available Monday-Friday, with special event shifts also available
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum

Location:

115 N Church Ave, Ste 121, Tucson, AZ 85701, US

Mission Statement

Dedicated to education and preservation. World-wide collection of gems, minerals, meteorites, & fossils with emphasis on Arizona and Mexico.

Description

The University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum (formally known as the Mineral Museum) is a non-profit organization through the University of Arizona Foundation. The museum occupies one wing of the Historic Pima County Courthouse in Downtown Tucson, AZ.

The University of Arizona was founded in 1885, and a portion of the mineral collection dates back to 1892, when it was the core of the Territorial Museum. The Mineral Museum was officially recognized in 1919. The Mineral Museum first started conducting tours during the 1950’s. The museum is a 100% donation and loan based collection. We are extremely grateful for our donors and supporters.

The museum's collection was recently moved from the basement of Flandrau Science Center and Space Planetarium into the newly renovated Pima County Courthouse at 115 N Church Ave Tucson, AZ 85701. The museum has 12,000 square feet of exhibit space with 3 major galleries: Mineral Evolution, Arizona Gallery, & Gem Gallery. The museum has many interactives, touchables, and digital content (video, photos, audio, and visuals).

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

115 North Church AvenueTucson, AZ 85701

(32.22344,-110.97316)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Exhibition Arts
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 15 hours of participation a semester, or 30 hours a year.
  • Complete Docent Application Participate in an informal interview with museum staff Background Check Attend orientation and training sessionsAbility to dress business casual

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