Love Art? Miller Art Museum Seeks Volunteer Tour Guides

The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay is seeking art-loving volunteers to serve as trained museum tour guides (docents). They are looking for individuals who love the arts, are passionate about teaching and learning, and enjoy conversation to lead tours that will inspire creative thinking and empower visitors and students.

Volunteer docents fulfill a vital role within the organization; they bring to life works of art for groups of children, as well as adults and senior citizens who are lifelong learners. Throughout the course of the ’15-16 school year the museum hosted 81 groups of students along with a handful of special adult tours. This year’s School Tour Program with Sturgeon Bay Schools will begin Sept. 27.

Longtime museum docent Jane Moeller says, “It allows me to interact with children and look at art from their perspective. I often find that they see things that I miss.”

The museum currently has a core group of dedicated volunteer docents, according to Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director, but the museum is looking to expand their network and outreach efforts.

“We have a fantastic group of core docents presently but are looking for additional volunteers who truly enjoy and love interacting with people of all ages. Individuals who are enthusiastic, passionate and eager to share their knowledge.”

Ideal candidates will be comfortable speaking in front of groups, have a desire to work with students and/or adults, and are willing to dedicate time for tours, preparation and initial training.

If interested, contact Meissner-Gigstead at [email protected] or 920.746.0707.

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