Saturday Mornings, starting February 3rd from 9am-12pm
The Roycroft Docent Training is a five week class that teaches individuals how to give a guided tour and assist with tour-related events for the Roycroft Campus. Information taught includes Roycroft history, architecture, public speaking, and general tour-giving skills. The course ends with students completing a graduation tour.
Classes for the training are 3 hours long on consecutive weeks. The first half of class focuses on docent skills and homework review. The second half consists of tours, new information and practice presentations. Each week there will be a homework assignment, which is usually reading material for the following week. Class meets in the Power House on the Roycroft Campus, but could include visited to other sites around the Campus or East Aurora. Please dress accordingly since you might be walking outside during parts of the class.
This class is only for volunteer docent training for the Roycroft Campus and is not open to the general public. Tour guides working for profit, tour companies, or other organizations are not permitted to apply. Good attendance is important, and volunteers will be expected to pass tests and complete homework. Prospective docents are normally allowed to miss one class during the session. You are expected to give a certain number of tours after completing the program. There is a $20 class tuition fee due before class begins after a phone interview following your submission of the Volunteer form.
This course will be taught by various staff and Master Docents from the Roycroft Campus.
Class Tuition: $20
Registration is required
Note: For further questions please call the Roycroft Copper Shop at 716-655-0261 or email us. Please read the Class Policy to understand cancellation and refund information.