Docents are highly-trained volunteers who lead interactive tours of museum exhibitions for visitors of all ages. Docents lead group tours by reservation and offer public tours at the following times, starting one week after any exhibition opens:
Want to Become a Docent?
Docents form an essential part of Laguna Art Museum’s education department by leading 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.
Prospective docents participate in 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 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 2021 through June 2022.
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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