Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena seeking docents

Pacific Asia Museum is looking for enthusiastic new docents to act as leaders, teachers, communicators, and interpreters. Museum docents are essential to Pacific Asia Museum's commitment to sharing the arts and cultures of Asia with the community, and lead a variety of student and adult tours throughout the year.
Interested individuals are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about the program and meet current docents on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. RSVPs are encouraged to Kabir Singh at 626-449-2742 x 23. Interested individuals can also apply to to the program directly by calling the above number or downloading the application from by August 1, 2013.

Only offered every other year, Pacific Asia Museum's docent training program is an in-depth immersion in Asian art and culture that lasts six months. The 2013-14 training sessions are held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 2013 through February 2014 (there are no meetings in December). Training includes lectures, gallery training, and homework. Upon completion, the trainees will be able to successfully tour groups of students and adults through the museum's galleries, which focus on South, Southeast and East Asia and the Pacific Islands, with a deep knowledge of art history as well as the particular objects in the Pacific Asia Museum collection.

Applicants are asked to make a three-year commitment to touring at least once a month at Pacific Asia Museum on weekday mornings, and additional weekend tours are occasionally available. 

Pacific Asia Museum's docent training program is an exciting way to gain a greater knowledge of Asian art and culture with other enthusiastic, like-minded people. For more information, go to

About Pacific Asia Museum
Pacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum's mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.

Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit or call (626) 449-2742.

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