Sheldon seeks student volunteers

Know a student interested in talking about ideas and finding out more about museums and what they do? Then challenge them to become a student docent.

The Sheldon Museum of Art is looking for students from all ages and backgrounds to join a team of volunteer guides who are dedicated to creating informal, energetic conversations around the art in the museum's galleries. Student docents do not have to be artists or art historians. The only requirement is that volunteers be curious.

Training includes six Friday sessions, 3 to 4:30 p.m., starting Sept. 23. The sessions will include information on the museum’s landmark building and special exhibitions, conversations with its curators and staff, and practice giving tours to other students and members of the general public.

Docents are expected to attend regular meetings and artist talks to stay current on the museum’s exhibitions and programs.

For more information, contact Greg Nosan, Sheldon’s curator of education and publications, at or (402) 472-9426.