• Love people?
• Love art?
• Love meaningful conversation?
The MFAH needs YOU!
Join the elite corps of 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, for example, 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 about 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an information sheet.