Become a Museum Docent

Looking for a fun and fulfilling way to make a difference in your community? Many of our docents have expressed that volunteering at the Museum is one of their most gratifying experiences. Docents give tours to Museum visitors, primarily for school-aged and student groups but also for groups of all ages, from across the country and around the world. Docents provide an invaluable service in advancing the Museum’s role as a vibrant community center where residents and tourists explore the nature of creativity, learn from the past, and are inspired to consider the world in which they live.

In addition to leading tours, docents also have the opportunity to meet artists and scholars during training sessions and to visit local artists’ studios and cultural attractions.

Our next new docent training class will begin in spring 2018; recruitment information will be available in fall 2017. To receive details about informational meetings and the application process as soon as it is available, please email Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122.

Student Docent Program

If you are serious about exploring an arts- or museum-related career, consider becoming a student docent! You will gain invaluable experience, meet artists and Museum staff, and may earn college credit. The program is open to all Western North Carolina undergraduate and graduate students who are willing and able to make a two-semester commitment.

For additional information, contact the Museum at 828.253.3227 x122.