Love meaningful conversation?
The MFAH needs YOU!
Join the elite corps of 200 MFAH volunteer docents.
What does a docent do?
Historically, a docent was a tour guide who talked while visitors listened. Today, docents do so much more than just talk: They create conversation-based tours, centered around art, for visitors of all ages. During the 2011–2012 fiscal year, the number of students and adults taking tours led by MFAH docents—on subjects ranging from a museum overview to the history of King Tut—is estimated at more than 60,000.
Worried that you don't know anything about art?
Not a problem. The MFAH Docent Program provides ongoing education sessions on tour techniques, how to think like an educator, and the museum's exhibitions and collections.
Best-kept secrets about the Docent Program?
Docents build a wonderful camaraderie with fellow MFAH docents and staff, and docents have the opportunity to learn and share with others.
Want to learn more?
To reserve a spot at an open house, or for more information about the MFAH Docent Program, contact email@example.com for an information sheet.