Media contact: Eden Hopkins

Marketing Communications Specialist


SEATTLE—The Museum of Flight is seeking people to join its corps of volunteer educators known as docents. Docents are the men and women responsible for presenting the Museum’s gallery tours and school programs to its visitors.

The Museum will offer two new docent-training courses from mid-February to mid-May 2003. Courses are held three hours a week, for thirteen weeks on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The classes focus on the study of exhibits, presentation and teaching skills, and historical data pertaining to the collection. Following graduation, docents generally work a minimum of eight hours at the Museum each month, for at least one year. If unable to attend during these months, other upcoming sessions are available.

Prospective docents need not be aviation experts but should have the ability to interact effectively with the public and a commitment to serve Museum visitors as guides and educators. For more information, please call the Museum’s volunteer program lead, Vessela Warner, by February 5 at 206-768-7179 or e-mail