Create a lifelong passion for art.
The High Museum of Art depends on its docent volunteers to be the Museum's "face" to its visitors. Docents create memorable experiences for visitors ranging in age from kindergarten students to seniors.
Docents for the High Museum of Art are passionate about art education and are comfortable engaging with the public. They share a strong sense of camaraderie and enjoy the personal enrichment that comes through the academic training they receive and the pleasure of learning from and passing along their knowledge to others.
Join us on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 10 a.m. at an Open House for prospective new docents.
For general questions about the docent program and to RSVP for the Open House, please contact Margaret Wilkerson, Coordinator of Education Volunteers, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to volunteer with the museum in another capacity, you may contact the High Museum Volunteer Coordinator or by phone at 404-733-4458 to learn about other volunteer opportunities such as lecture greeters or education studio volunteers.
To become a docent at the High Museum of Art, volunteer candidates must commit to an intensive six-month training program. Training classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays 9 a.m.–2 p.m. from January through the end of June 2017. Candidates are trained on teaching and touring techniques for our K-12th grade School Tours Program, focusing on Literacy, History, and Science. Candidates will also be trained in the Museum's permanent collection, new acquisitions, changing exhibitions, art history, and art education. Candidates are required to complete a variety of written and oral assignments and pass qualifying tours in order to become an active docent.
After graduating from the training program, we ask for a two-year service commitment. Yearly tour requirements may vary depending on your chosen status, and the High will work with you to match your tour preferences and availability to the needs of the Museum and our visitors. Exhibition training continues bi-monthly for the duration of your service as a docent.
Don't see a form? Fill out the docent application here.