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. In addition to leading group tours by reservation, docents offer walk-in tours at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday starting one week after an exhibition opens.
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“The docent program at Laguna Art Museum is unsurpassed in Orange County.”
~ Mary Chabre (volunteer art teacher at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Santa Ana)
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Prospective docents undergo an extensive nine-month training course. 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 from October 2013 through June 2014 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.
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If you want to meet like-minded individuals, learn about California art, and serve the museum community, then apply to be a museum docent today!
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>> To inquire about becoming a docent, fill out the form below or contact Marinta Skupin at 949.494.8971 x201.
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Docent Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a docent at Laguna Art Museum! Volunteers like you are one of the museum's richest resources. Please fill out this short application, and someone will contact you shortly.
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