Our Mission
About the Position
Position #: 1274
OrganizationThe Bateman Foundation
Position: Gallery Docent
Impact Statement: The Robert Bateman Foundation is dedicated to helping individuals and groups interpret and appreciate the natural world around them through the lens of art. Our volunteers are vital in helping us to educate the public about the natural world and sharing in our interest in introducing the public to the inspirational world of Robert Bateman. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our environment, and to share your love of learning with visitors.
Description: Docents provide a friendly face and plenty of information to our visitors. Docents are responsible for being on the gallery floor – interacting with the public, answering questions, and helping to keep an eye on the safety of our artwork. Docents are also sometimes asked to help with simple tasks (wrapping calendars, folding booklets, etc.). and minor cleaning tasks (sweeping debris from the gallery floor etc.). As a support to our front-line staff, our docents help to continue the Bateman Experience into/through the gallery.

This may be right for you if you:

- Are interested in Robert Bateman’s art, life, and philosophy.
- Know about artistic techniques and styles.
- Are passionate about the Bateman Foundation’s message.
- Like passing your knowledge onto others.
- Knowledge of Downtown Victoria and ability to speak other languages an asset.
Training Details: All we ask is you to bring your enthusiasm for community, nature, and art; we will do the rest!
Working Conditions: Standing for 2-3 hours at a time.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Looking for people to come in for 3-4 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Age: 17+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Gardening/Environment, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Stewardship, Accountability, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://batemancentre.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Catt Roth
Address: 470 Bellville Street Victoria, v8v 1w9
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