The Education Department announces the start of a new program at the Kelsey Museum. The “Kelsey Attendant” program is designed to fulfill a desire for our community to engage with the museum in a volunteer format. Kelsey Attendants will provide assistance with and support for various projects and activities headed by the Education Department, including outreach events, Family Days, and the newly relaunched Discovery Carts program. 

Although becoming a Kelsey Attendant is not as intensive as our docent-training program, prospective volunteers can expect to receive instruction on museum content, educational theories, and teaching techniques so they can engage in meaningful ways with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The Education Department hopes that the Kelsey Attendant program will provide flexible scheduling and volunteer opportunities for people with full schedules, such as students, full-time employees, and retirees—anyone who wants a less time-intensive commitment than our docent program but would still like to be actively involved at the Kelsey Museum to share their passion for the ancient world.

For more information and to apply, visit the “Kelsey Attendant” page here on our website.

Kelsey Attendants will provide assistance with various community-oriented education events, such as our biannual Family Day program (pictured here). Photo by Dianna Oatridge.