Weekly Feature

2018-01-11 / Local News

Docents needed for Roycroft Campus

The Roycroft Campus is looking for docents to help share the story of Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft.

With the increase in tours, along with an increase in the number of annual visitors, Campus organizers are preparing for the upcoming tour season with a docent training program.

The Roycroft Campus has scheduled two docent-training sessions, with the first running from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday for five weeks beginning Feb. 3

The second session runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for five weeks beginning March 21.

The classes are conducted by master docents who have been leading tours for years and understand what questions and concerns new docents may have.

In addition to explaining the history of the Roycroft, the docents will facilitate exercises on public speaking, share tips on how to organize information and review best practices in giving a tour and working with the public.

By the end of the training, each volunteer will be given the tools to conduct a campus tour and be able to answer questions about the history, architecture and more.

The Roycroft Campus says docents play an important role in guiding visitors around the campus, helping out with events, such as the annual art shows, and assisting with special projects.

The Roycroft Campus tour season runs from the beginning of May until the end of October. The weekly options include both a one-hour basic tour and a two-hour in-depth excursion. The Roycroft also hosts a variety of school and special interest groups that schedule visits to the campus throughout the year.

Those interested in being a part of the program should contact Alan Nowicki, program director, at 655-0261, ext 102. There is a $20 enrollment fee to cover training costs. To learn more, visit www.roycroftcampuscorp.com

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