Director Information/Recruitment

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National Docent Symposium Council (NDSC) Directors 

The Directors of the NDSC are active volunteer docents/guides from the United States and Canada. The NDSC directors are composed of a diverse group of individuals whose unique perspectives naturally broaden each other's view of the docent/guide world and have a shared interest in continuing the mission of the NDSC to promote continuous improvement in docent practice. Directors’ duties include promoting the biennial symposia, contributing to and seeking participation in the interactive website and promoting and/or engaging in the National Docents Forum, a closed Facebook group. Directors will also market The Docent Handbook 2 published by the NDSC.

The NDSC meets annually to conduct business, in conjunction with the symposium at the symposium site and at the site of the next symposium in non-symposium years. Directors serve at their own expense.

How can I become a Director?

Elections of new directors are held the year of the symposium at the symposium. The candidate must be an active volunteer docent/guide in good standing at their museums and be registered for and attend the symposium for consideration. Selection is based on the qualifications of the applicant, as well as on geographic representation.


Directors-at-Large with expertise in the areas of Marketing, Development, Website and Communications/Social Media.  See description of Director-at-Large position and responsibilities. 

Regional Directors from the areas of New England, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain Plains, Mid-West, Western, Canada East, Canada West.  See description of Regional Director position and responsibilities and Map of regions

The NDSC is not currently accepting applications.   

Meet the current Directors.


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