Center for Architecture Request for Docents!

UPDATE // Docents needed!! Saturdays :: 10am-1:30pm or 1:30pm-5:00pm, through June 30th. Commit to a minimum of (2) 3.5-hour shifts as a docent at the CFA and receive a complimentary ticket to the Portland Architecture Awards, November 17th at Revolution Hall!!  The original post continues below:

The Center for Architecture is seeking interested volunteers who are willing to serve as a docent for our exhibits.

A Center for Architecture Docent is a creative, imaginative, enthusiastic individual who provides interpretive services to Center for Architecture visitors at exhibit openings, daily exhibit hours and other special events. All activities relate to the Center for Architecture’s mission.

Learn about The Center for Architecture’s current exhibit, “Snøhetta: People, Process, Projects,” open through June 30th! >>
10am-5pm Monday – Saturday

The Center for Architecture offers you:

  • The opportunity to learn about architecture, design, and the development of the built environment
  • The opportunity to work with people of all ages and interests and a chance to improve your public speaking skills and the occasion to work with others as part of a motivated and dedicated team.
  • The opportunity to learn more about exhibit management and the operation of a public, charitable institution.
  • The opportunity to earn free admission to the 2016 Portland Architecture Awards Program.
  • The opportunity to assist thousands who are dedicated to advancing the awareness of the importance of architecture and design on the quality of life of all people

The Center for Architecture asks you:

  • To attend an informative docent training session.
  • To commit a minimum of (2) 3.5-hour shifts as a docent at the CFA during regular exhibit hours (10am-1:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm.)
  • To be on-time and communicative at all times about any potential changes in your availability.
  • To be friendly, courteous and attentive to all visitors and guests of the CFA.
  • To dress neatly but comfortably
  • To be at least 18 yrs old

The Center for Architecture is a 501(c)(3) Oregon Non-Profit Corporation.
This is a volunteer position with no benefits or wages unless listed above.

For more information, please contact Colleen Bastendorff at the Center for Architecture:


Cover Image Courtesy Tim Niou