Want to help share the art of bonsai with tens of thousands of visitors from around the world? Become a docent! We’re looking for docents that love working with the public and enjoy learning about the art of bonsai. No bonsai experience necessary.
Docents are trained volunteers who engage with visitors in the Museum to help them better understand the living art of bonsai. Serving as ambassadors to the Museum, docents help visitors interact with both our permanent collections and our temporary exhibits. Docents also lead tours to school and community groups.
Docents are required to attend two-three trainings at the Museum and shadow a current docent for 2-3 shifts before they are given their own shifts.
The Museum is committed to the continuing education of its docents beyond the initial training. Docents are given the opportunity to further their learning through demonstrations, excursions and online learning, and continuing education is designed to inform docents of topics related to special exhibitions, the permanent collection, and essential skills as communicators/teachers to the public.
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About Pacific Bonsai Museum
Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai.
Weyerhaeuser Company opened the Collection in 1989, in conjunction with the Washington State Centennial celebration. The Collection was established to symbolize Weyerhaeuser’s long-term commitments to its customers, its
community, and its forest resources. At the end of 2013 the corporation gifted the entire collection to a new non-profit, The George Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, now known as the Pacific Bonsai Museum.
A grand outdoor setting with the elegance of a fine museum, the Museum boasts over 150 bonsai and the most diverse public collection in North America with trees from Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Approximately sixty trees are on display at a time and are rotated depending on the season, current exhibits and care schedules.
The Museum buildings were designed by Hoside Wenzer Architects of Seattle. The displays were created by the landscape architects of Berger Partnership of Seattle.
Want to help share the art of bonsai with tens of thousands of visitors from around the world? Become a docent! We’re looking for docents that love working with the public and enjoy learning about the art…