Monday, August 21, 2017

Wanna be a docent at the NGA?

The National Gallery of Art is recruiting docents to conduct thought-provoking and engaging tours, in English and other languages, for thousands of adult visitors from around the world, providing rich and memorable experiences with works of art in the Gallery’s collection.
New docents are expected to make a five-year commitment to the program, which includes two years of initial training, beginning in September 2018. The training program focuses on museum education and art history related to the permanent collection and incorporates workshops, in-gallery sessions, lectures, readings, and more. Docents become part of a community of learners and continue their education beyond the initial two-year training period, both formally and informally.
Those interested in applying to the program must attend an information meeting, which run from October into December. Dates, times, and registration for these meetings can be found on the Gallery’s Docents page starting on August 15. Applications are due by December 31. For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email
Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are welcome and encouraged to apply.
For a full press release and images, visit: