The Museum's Docent Program is nationally recognized for the quality of its training program as well as for the excellence and dedication of its almost 500 strong team.

What is a Docent?

A docent is a teacher and tour guide, serving the Museum and the community in the field of art education. Along with providing continuing education in art to its individual members, the Museum's Docent Program contributes in a variety of ways to art education within the Museum and in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

What does a docent do?

Docents serve as tour guides for children and adults visiting the Museum, present image-based presentations to schools and community groups, and assist in the operations of the Museum's Art Research Library and Visual Resource Center.

Want to learn more about the Docent Program?

Phoenix Art Museum Prospective Docent Coffee & Conversation

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Singer Hall – Phoenix Art Museum

Interested in sharing your passion for art with the community?  Phoenix Art Museum Docents are currently recruiting volunteers to educate and interact with visitors and community members. The upcoming docent training class begins in September and classes are held every Friday. Join us on May 9 at 10am for our 2016 Prospective Docent Coffee & Conversation to learn about our program. This event is free and open to the public.

Registration is not required for this Coffee & Conversation. If you have questions, please contact the Education Department at the Museum:  (602)-257-4356 or