Become a Docent
Interested in becoming a docent?
At the Albuquerque Museum, our docents have a love of art and history but are not required to have an academic background in art or history.
Docent training is done by the Curatorial Staff and guest lecturers. For every year of training, docents are expected to return at least two years of service.
There are four docent programs at The Albuquerque Museum.
Gallery Tours Program
Be part of the Museum’s dynamic team of volunteers who provide engaging tours for our community’s school children.
The Albuquerque Museum is looking for volunteers to provide tours to its school and general audiences. High quality learning is provided by experts with backgrounds in art, history and education. The 8- month training includes lectures on the Museum’s permanent collections of regional art and history, hands on studio classes and tour technique sessions. Trainings take place on Mondays from 1-3:15 pm beginning in September.
For more details about the training and to receive an application, contact Theresa Sedillo at 764-6502 or [email protected]. Deadline to apply is July 31.
Old Town Walking Tours Program
From mid-March through mid-December and by special request, docents give a daily tour of historic Old Town at 11 a.m.
A six-week training program is open to anyone interested in Albuquerque history and likes to interact with the general public. There is no training scheduled at this time.
Sculpture Garden Tours Program
On Tuesday through Friday from early-April to November, docents offer guided walks through the Sculpture Garden at 10 a.m.
Interested individuals must complete an eight-week training course as well as the gallery tours training program. There is no training scheduled at this time.
Casa San Ysidro Program
Docents lead one-hour guided tours of the historic Casa San Ysidro, the Museum's satellite historic house in Corrales. Training for Casa San Ysidro docents takes place on Tuesday June 3, 10, 17 & July 1. Please view this document for more information.