August 22, 2014

Sheldon Museum of Art seeks student docents

Sheldon Museum of Art seeks student docents to give tours of exhibitions to college classes and community groups during the 2014-15 academic year.

Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study at UNL and area colleges and universities are invited to apply.

Student docents will meet for training from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, and 19. Throughout the year, student docents are invited to attend introductions to new exhibitions, gallery talks by curators, field trips to other museums, and meet-and-greet events for visiting artists and lecturers.

No previous experience is required. Students will gain valuable experience as they learn the teaching strategies of an art museum and see the behind-the-scenes operations of a museum.

To apply or to receive more information, contact Lisa Maurer, Sheldon’s public programs coordinator, at 402-472-4524 or

Sheldon Museum of Art houses a permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects focusing on American art. Sheldon is open free to the public during regular hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. For more information, go to