Riverside, CA – The Mission Inn Foundation is recruiting trainees to become docents at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa for the 2019-2020 season. Docent training classes are held from September through April. Additionally, docents participate in exclusive extracurricular activities such as quarterly educational forums, visits to historic sites in Southern California, and stays at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa at a reduced rate during the annual Docent Sleepover.
Founded in 1976, the Mission Inn Foundation interprets the history and significance of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa through daily hotel tours, monthly public programs, special events, the Hands On History educational outreach programs, and the continued stewardship of the hotel’s expansive art, artifact, and archival collections exhibited in the Mission Inn Museum.
Docents will learn the history of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, the City of Riverside, and early California; and are prepared to provide visitors a glimpse into the past. If you have an interest in the history of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa and Riverside and would like to become a docent, applications are being accepted now until July 31, 2019.
Applications may be downloaded online at www.MissionInnMuseum.org/docentapp, picked up at the Mission Inn Museum, or requested by mail from Mission Inn Foundation, 3696 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Apply soon; class size is limited. For more information, please call (951)788-9556.
About the Mission Inn Foundation
The Mission Inn Foundation was incorporated in 1976 to assist in the preservation and restoration of the Mission Inn, and originally, to manage the hotel during ownership by the City of Riverside’s Redevelopment Agency. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is now privately owned by Duane and Kelly Roberts, and the Foundation has a unique role of operating a non-profit museum within a for-profit hotel. In addition to the museum, the Mission Inn Foundation interprets the history and significance of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa through daily hotel tours, monthly public programs and special events, the Hands On History youth educational initiative, and the continued stewardship of the hotel’s expansive art, artifact, and archival collections.