Docents are volunteer tour guides who help visitors learn about the museum’s permanent collection and featured exhibitions. Docents lead groups of all ages on tours that are designed to enhance each visitor's experience.
The word “docent” is derived from the Latin word “docere,” meaning “to teach.” A docent is a knowledgeable, enthusiastic person, trained to facilitate gallery tours and studio activities for visiting groups of all ages and backgrounds. Docents volunteer their deep passion for art, history, culture and learning by connecting the Museum’s collections with the general public.
What is required of Docents:
• Make a two-year commitment to the Docent Program.
• Successfully complete a 12-week training program.
• Volunteer at least two hours per week.
• Be punctual, flexible and dependable.
• Stay informed about exhibition dates, tour times and training schedules.
• Attend monthly Docent meetings.