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Volunteering for Quilt Exhibit Attendant (Docent) at The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show

September 09 - September 12, 2020 | Virtual Experience

In response to COVID-19, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show team has made the difficult decision to transition the event into an immersive online experience. The safety of our attendees, vendors, presenters and volunteers is paramount. So, while this decision was difficult, we know it is the right choice. Thank you for your continued support and patience during this time. We will share more details as plans develop and look forward to connecting with you virtually this September!

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show is an educational and community fundraising event presented by PBS Wisconsin and Nancy Zieman Productions. Attendees can connect with their creative muse by participating in sewing workshops, lectures and stage presentations. See an artist's creativity turned into a beautiful quilt by walking through our juried quilt exhibit. And don't forget to bring your walking shoes as guests can shop their way through a 85,000-square-foot vendor mall!

About Quilt Exhibit Attendant (Docent)

Monitor the quilts for safety, show visitors the reverse sides of quilts, answer basic questions and share information about the quilts using fact sheets we provide. Knowledge of quilting not necessary. A great way to see the quilt exhibits and to meet new people.

Quilt Exhibit Attendant (Docent) Job Duties

  • Ensure quilt safety in the exhibit area.
  • Monitor traffic flow to make sure that visitors’ do not bring food or drink into the quilt exhibit.
  • Show visitors the reverse side of the quilts using white gloves.
  • Answer basic questions about the quilts on display.
  • Share stories and background information about specific quilts in the exhibit (provided to you).
  • Direct visitors to the location of classrooms, quilt exhibits, vendor booths, food stations, and other Alliant Energy Center facilities.
  • Direct questions to your captain as needed.

Quilt Exhibit Attendant (Docent) Job Skills and Requirements

  • Friendly and positive demeanor
  • Strong communication and pronunciation skills.
  • Enjoy working in a people focused environment.
  • Physically able to stand and circulate among attendees.
  • Comfortable talking with small groups in the exhibit area.
  • Aural acuity to hear and speak with visitors in an environment that has noise/distractions.
  • Ability to discern when to ask your captain for assistance.
  • Must wear white gloves during entire shift.
  • Volunteers 16 and older may participate.

Volunteer Registration for this event will tentatively begin on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Please check back with us.

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