What They Do
The Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries are pleased to have the support of individuals who serve as docents. Gallery docents help expand and enhance the viewing experience of a visitor to the galleries, but they do not need to be art experts. Some of our docents also serve as teachers, learning facilitators, hosts, public relations representatives and good will ambassadors.
Some of the benefits of becoming an NWF State College Gallery docent:
- Docents study with curators, NWF State College faculty and artists.
- They participate in trips to museums, galleries and artists’ studios.
- Docents have access to an exceptional library of resource materials.
- They take other NWF State College-sponsored classes, workshops and courses.
- They attend NWF State College productions and performances.
- They attend an annual luncheon sponsored by the college president at the NWF State College amphitheater.
The Usher Program
An Integral Role
Ushers are vital to events at the Mainstage Theater, the Sprint Theater, the Tyler Recital Hall and the NWF State College Amphitheater. They direct patrons to their seats, hand out programs and most importantly, they present a warm welcome to our patrons.
To become an usher, a person must commit to ushering several times each season, September through July. They should be willing to usher for functions other than Broadway and Artist Series shows, including morning shows for schools. They should be in good health and be able to maintain patience, tact, and diplomacy, and should also be able to take genuine pleasure in greeting an audience and most importantly of all — to serve with a smile.
To find out more about becoming a Volunteer Usher, call the Audience Services Coordinator Suzanne Flood at (850) 729-6065 or email [email protected].