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Enchanted Fairy Land Interpreters
For the Next 2018 Docent Training Program
Valley of the Moon is
accepting applications for its 2018 Docent Training
Program. They interpret Valley of the Moon by telling
the story of its founder, construction, historical
impact and current day impact and activities. Visitors
to the park will come away enriched by a greater
understanding and appreciation of Valley of the Moon.
Docents help make the visitor experience unique, fun and
To prepare for this challenge, potential docents attend
classes in Valley of the moon history, cultural impact,
storytelling, public speaking and also touching on some
Dramatic Arts techniques. Training will be hands on and
fun, with focus on interactive learning and sharing.
To Apply, attend our Prospective Docent Training Meet &
Greet Orientation: Saturday, May 5th, from 9:30 am –
11:30 am. Please RSVP your name & phone number to: Email:
• Spend time creating and sharing magic in our historic
• Learn the in-depth history of Valley of the Moon.
• Receive training in storytelling, public speaking and
safety and first aid.
• Inside access to future personal development
• Join a community of volunteers 40 years in the making.
Cost: Docents must be Valley of the Moon Members
(Memberships start at $35). There are no other cost to
Attendance: Docents-in-training must commit to
attend all three classes. Graduation will be held after
the third class.
Assignments: Docents-in-training will complete
the reading assignment and prep work for each class and
come prepared to learn, share and participate.
Program Schedule: Classes are Saturdays, May
19th, May 26th and June 2nd, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:30
pm, The first half of each class will be Topic
Presentation and the second half of each class will
consist of following a guest docent tour and tour
• History, Cultural Significance, Construction
Techniques, Past & Present Photo comparisons
• Public Speaking, Storytelling, & Dramatic Arts
• Tour Tips & Tricks, First Aid, Safety Guidelines, &
We will have coffee, tea, water and some snacks
Docent apprentices graduating from the docent program
will be expected to lead three (3) historic tours to
visitors while accompanied by a certified docent of
Valley of the Moon within 6 months of graduation. Once
completed, apprentices become certified docents and will
receive an official polo shirt and golden key name tag.
Certified Docent will remain certified as long as they
complete no less than 48 hours per year conducting
docent tour events, attending docent meetings,
participating in future docent trainings, attending
field trips to places of interest for research and/or
other applicable trainings that may or may not be
offered through Valley of the Moon Docent Program. Some
general volunteer time may also be applied as qualifying