The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is recruiting a new volunteer docent class. We will be holding a virtual Docent Recruitment Open House on Tuesday, April 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, where our Education staff will provide information about becoming a docent and answer any questions you may have. 

Kelsey Museum docents are community members who have completed training in museum education techniques and mastered content related to the Kelsey collections from Greece, Rome, Egypt, and the Near East. Serving as a vital connection to the museum, they lead tours and present related activities to K-12 field trip groups, University of Michigan students, families, seniors, and special groups. These tours educate, engage, and further the Kelsey's mission and vision. Docents are ambassadors in the community and are an important part of the Kelsey team.

There are many benefits to becoming a Kelsey Museum docent. Docents receive extensive training in museum education techniques, gain check-out privileges and access to online journals and databases at U-M libraries, and can audit selected U-M classes that relate to the Kelsey's collections and research. Visit our website to learn about other benefits of becoming a Kelsey docent.

If you are interested in attending this open house, please email for instructions on how to sign up and attend this virtual event. 

If you already know you want to be a docent and don't need to attend the open house, click here to submit your interest.