Docent Program

Welcoming the community to the art and architecture of the new AMFA with informative tours and lively discussions, our Docent Program is designed to increase the public’s appreciation, understanding, and engagement with art and the Museum.

Through an innovative training program and curriculum, AMFA docents will learn how to orient and engage visitors with the temporary exhibitions, site-specific commissions, and rotations of works of art from the AMFA Foundation’s permanent collection in the newly expanded 20,000-square-feet gallery wing.

Program Details

  • Qualifications

    You do not need be an art historian or experienced teacher to become a docent at AMFA. Successful docents can come from a myriad of different backgrounds, as long as you have these qualities:

    • Enthusiasm for learning and education
    • Passion for art
    • Desire to help and encourage others
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • Tech savvy
    • Multi-lingual a plus
  • Responsibilities

    As ambassadors of AMFA, docents must present to the public the best that the Museum has to offer. These responsibilities ensure that docents are part of a strong and robust program that is collaborative and inclusive, and works towards the success, growth, and safety of the Museum.

    Docents are expected to:

    • Complete a 10-week training period – 1 hour meeting per week, plus assignments
    • Commit to a year of docent service following the training period
    • Complete at least five credit hours each month. (This can include leading tours, providing gallery engagements, completing tour preparation and research, attending events, etc.)
    • Attend monthly docent meetings
  • Benefits

    As a docent at AMFA, you receive special perks and benefits:

    • Complimentary Member Plus level AMFA membership
    • 30% discount on non-sale items in the AMFA Museum Store on tour days
    • Exclusive opportunities to interact with and learn from the AMFA curatorial staff
    • Access to lectures and workshops by artists, curators, educators, and writers
    • Ongoing training and experience in public speaking, art history, and art education
    • Annual docent appreciation party

Join the Program

AMFA is accepting applications for the 2024 Docent Training Program through April 15, 2024.

Applicants will be contacted in late spring for an interview, with training beginning in early summer.

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