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The Museum needs enthusiastic people who enjoy public speaking and working with a variety of museum patrons of all ages, especially school‐aged children. Docents must have a sincere interest in art and history, though no formal background is required in either subject area. 
 

Becoming a San Antonio Museum of Art Docent is a commitment:

Interviews: Before the entering the training program, candidates participate in a group interview and learn about the program from active docents.  The next interview/preview sessions will take place 

Orientation and training: New docents entering the program must attend a five-day New Docent Orientation. Following orientation, weekly training classes are held on Mondays from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. throughout the school year. Trainings focus on the Museum's collection, age‐appropriate tour techniques, inquiry methods, and gallery activities. 

Time commitment: Candidates must be able to commit at least three years to the program.

Year 1: Participate in weekly training

Year 2: Participate in monthly training sessions focused on tour development and lead school tours at least one half‐day per school day week 

Year 3+: Participate in monthly continuing education trainings and lead school tours at least one half‐day per school day week 

Knowledge: Become proficient in all school tour themes offered by the education department, covering every collection area in the Museum.

Email access: Maintain email contact and internet access.

Membership: Become a Museum Member at your preferred level.

To apply, please complete this application and send background check form to tripp.cardiff@samuseum.org with the subject line DOCENT APPLICATION (YOUR FULL NAME).

If you have questions or would like to learn more about becoming a docent at the San Antonio Museum of Art, please contact Tripp Cardiff, Docent Program Manager:

Email: tripp.cardiff@samuseum.org

Phone: 210.978.8141

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