Docents will welcome the community to the art and architecture of the new AMFA with informative tours and lively discussions designed to increase the public’s appreciation, understanding and engagement with art and the museum.
The docent training program ensures that volunteers will be able to lead fun, insightful tours that provide K-12 school groups and adults with engaging cultural experiences. Through innovative training and curriculum, docents will learn how to utilize teaching skills and interests to create exciting and enjoyable tours for museum guests. Docent-led tours will orient visitors to 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.
Docents will participate in a collaborative 10-week training program and are required to make a one-year commitment to their volunteer role. Participants in the docent program will receive a family-level membership, exclusive opportunities to learn directly from AMFA staff about current artists and exhibitions, access to enriching museum programming and a discount at the museum store.