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.
How do I join?
Docent training lasts for 18 months, covering such topics as art history, public speaking and research. You don't need an art history background to participate.
For more information call the Museum's Education Department at (602) 257-4356.
Want to learn more about the Docent Program?
Phoenix Art Museum Docents Prospective Member Coffee
If you have a passion for art, enjoy learning, and want to serve your community, consider becoming a docent at Phoenix Art Museum. Docents lead tours of the Museum and present gallery talks, as well as participate in community outreach activities. Docents train for 18 months, each Friday, from September through May. Learn more about the Docent Training Program and how to become part of this team of volunteer Museum educators. Join Phoenix Art Museum Docents for coffee and conversation.
Monday, April 15, 2013, 10am
Phoenix Art Museum - Great Hall
For further information, contact the Education Department at (602) 257-2102, or Education@PhxArt.org.