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ASU Museum seeks volunteers
to launch DocentCorps

Sept. 25, 2007 -- The Arkansas State University Museum seeks volunteers to launch its new DocentCorps Program. The museum exhibits and interprets the rich natural history and cultural heritage of the Mississippi River Delta region, serving visitors of all economic and educational backgrounds and all physical abilities from within the university and throughout the region. DocentCorps volunteers will assist the museum as guides, collections assistants, and special events support.

Ideal docent candidates will be cheerful. They must also work well with people of all ages and abilities and be capable of developing rapport with patrons and staff. Necessary communication skills for guides include the ability to speak informally in front of small groups and maintain order within groups. Collections assistants must enjoy solitary work involving detail, while special events support candidates must enjoy family events

Good follow-through and timeliness in regard to schedules will be extremely important for docent candidates. Time commitments vary according to volunteer position. A background in history is not required, as all volunteers will receive training. DocentCorps volunteers are compensated solely by the joy and fulfillment of playing a vital role in the preservation and interpretation of the cultural heritage and natural history of the Mississippi River Delta region and will enjoy a camaraderie within the museum itself and the community at large.

Pick up a DocentCorps application at the museum office on the 2nd floor of the museum or by calling 870-972-2074. For general museum information, visit The ASU Museum is located in the west wing of the Dean B. Ellis Library on the Jonesboro campus, 110 Cooley Drive, off University Loop near Caraway Road. For more information, contact Lenore Shoults, ASU Museum Office of Education, Programs, and Communications at (870) 972-2074.

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