AVON PARK, Fla. – Aug. 26, 2019 – The Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) at South Florida State College (SFSC) is looking for volunteer docents. Anyone who has an interest in Florida history, art, or archeology is invited to attend a luncheon that will introduce volunteers to the role docents play at MOFAC and how they can contribute their time.

The luncheon will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the College’s Highlands Campus in Avon Park.

A docent serves as a guide to visitors, helping them understand and better appreciate the art and relics on exhibit at the museum. Docents do not need to have in-depth knowledge of MOFAC’s collection. The museum will orient docents on the collection and provide training workshops. Docents, typically, volunteer one hour or more a week during regular museum hours. MOFAC is a cultural program of SFSC.

“Our docents provide an interesting, entertaining, and educational aspect to the viewing experience,” said Megan Stepe, MOFAC’s curator. “They are an integral part of MOFAC and we rely on them to enrich our visitors’ interaction with the collection.”

Those who have volunteered as MOFAC docents in prior years are also invited to the luncheon.

RSVP to Stepe by email at stepem@southflorida.edu or call her at 863-784-7240.