Docent Program

Docent Program

Docents form an essential part of Laguna Art Museum’s education department. They are highly-trained volunteers who lead interactive tours of museum exhibitions for visitors of all ages. Through facilitating discussion and learning, docents enhance the visitor experience and provide a vital link between the art and the audience. In addition to leading tours, docents meet once a month for ongoing professional development. Docents lead group tours by reservation and offer public tours at 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; and on first Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting one week after an exhibition opens.
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Prospective docents participate in an extensive nine-month training course, which is offered every two years. The curriculum includes learning about California art from the 19th century to the present, its wider art-historical context, visual thinking strategies, and effective tour techniques. Classes meet once a week and are taught by museum curators, guest speakers, and seasoned docents. Upon successful completion of training, new docents are required to commit to leading tours at the museum for a minimum of two years. The next course will take place from October 2018 through June 2019.
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If you want to meet like-minded individuals, learn about California art, and serve the museum community, apply to be a museum docent today!
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» To inquire about becoming a docent, please email Curator of Education Marinta Skupin or call 949.494.8971 x 201.