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Docent Programs

Information about Docent Programs at the Albuquerque Museum.

Become a Docent

Interested in becoming a docent?

Please review the Docent Program Application. If you are applying, include the Background Check Form with your application.


Contact us for more information.

Current Docents

Current docents can view log in the docent website.

Docent Program

Albuquerque Museum and Casa San Ysidro welcome over 100,000 visitors annually and offer guided tours to visitors from varied backgrounds, age levels and abilities. Trained volunteers, or docents, make these guided experiences possible. Prospective docents should be comfortable speaking in public, enjoy interacting with wide range of people and have a passion for learning and giving back to the community.   


Click on the links below to review the position descriptions and determine which volunteer opportunity is right for you.

Casa San Ysidro

Click here to view volunteer program at Casa San Ysidro.

Gallery Program

Click here to view Gallery Program information.

Old Town Walking Tour

Click here to view Old Town Walking Tour program information.

What are the benefits?

Docents are part of a team of museum professionals committed to getting the community engaged in art and history. Docents received free general admission to the Museum and Casa San Ysidro. They also receive a discount in the Museum Store. An annual volunteer breakfast and service awards are provided. Social events including luncheons and field trips are offered throughout the year.

How do I apply?

Apply to the program of your choice by downloading the docent application here. You will be contacted when training for your chosen program is scheduled. A completed background check is also required prior to beginning the training.

Other Questions?

To find out more about the docent program at the Albuquerque Museum, contact Theresa Sedillo, Senior Assistant for Education at 505-243-7255 or email at [email protected]

For information on the docent program at Casa San Ysidro, contact Site Manager Emily Stovel at 505-897-8828 or email [email protected].




Subheader Image Details

Elaine de Kooning, 1920 - 1989
"Juarez" (detail), 1959, oil on canvas
Collection of Albuquerque Museum