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.
If you like learning about history, art and the diverse cultures of the Southwest and enjoy working with kids then this program is a great match. Volunteers take part in a two year initial training program which includes lectures with curators and community experts on the art and history of the region and work directly with museum education specialists to craft engaging and meaningful tours for our visitors.
This year’s training will focus on New Mexico history in preparation for the Museum's new exhibition. 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.
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.
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.