Ruth Funk Center Seeks Docent Training Volunteers

By  //  April 6, 2013

Program Begins April 22

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts has announced its 2013 Docent Training Program.

The Ruth Funk Center for the Textile Arts is seeking volunteers for its Docent program. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22 in the Funk Center’s second-floor mezzanine and continues 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays through June 17 (with the exception of Memorial Day).

Anyone with an interest in the arts, who would like to learn more about textiles and enjoys working with the public can become an advocate for cultural enrichment by becoming a docent at the center.

The training program will present an intimate look into the world of fiber arts through unique demonstrations and lectures.

The docent application and additional information about the program are available online at or by contacting the Ruth Funk Center at 321-674-8313 or by email at

Volunteers also are needed to greet visitors and answer the phone at the center’s reception desk.

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Ruth Funk Center for the Textile Arts is next to Evans Library at 150 W. University Blvd. on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne.

Admission is free.

The current exhibit ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd continues at the center through April 27.