December 20, 2013
For the first time in several years, the Santa Monica Conservancy is opening a new training class for volunteers interested in being a docent at the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Become a Beach House Docent and learn about the three major people connected to the site – William Randolph (WR) Hearst, Marion Davies, and architect Julia Morgan – as well as stories of Hollywood in Santa Monica and the history of the Gold Coast beach.
Docents are expected to work two three-hour shifts per month, offering tours of the Marion Davies guest house and the site. Interested candidates are advised to visit the Beach House and take a tour if they have not already done so. Trainees will attend three lectures in April, followed by on-site training. Prior experience as a docent is not required; one only needs an interest in interacting with people.
Docent training lectures will include the following program:
The lectures will be held at Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street from 2 – 4 pm. Parking is available on site as well as at Santa Monica Place. While the lectures are free for docent trainees, the public may attend for a donation of $10 per lecture or $25 for the 3 lecture series. Space is limited.
To apply, click Docent Application for a form. Once completed, mail your application form to Santa Monica Conservancy, P.O. Box 653 Santa Monica, California 90406-0653. For additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.