If you have a passion for teaching and sharing the arts with people of all ages, consider becoming a docent at the Museum of Art.
What is a docent?
Docents are trained Museum volunteers who engage with visitors to facilitate enriched experiences with works of art and create a warm and welcoming Museum environment. These “gallery teachers” encourage visitor inquiry and enjoyment of the arts.
Who makes a good docent?
Some of the qualities required for docenting are enthusiasm, patience, flexibility, and the ability to take a visitor-centered approach to touring. Successful docents are skilled at interacting with the public and interested in working as a member of an energetic team. Docents are committed to learning about new and established methods of engaging visitors, and are willing to make the necessary commitments to both training and touring. Participants must be computer literate.
What does training involve?
Participants will attend classroom and gallery training sessions to become familiar with the TMA collection and gain skills to connect visitors with works of art. The training program includes specific training depending on audience and program. Continued learning opportunities are offered once initial training is complete.