*Docents provide guided tours for children and adults throughout The Museum, and give the two-hour "Magic Bus" tours.
The Albuquerque Museum
Cultural Services Department
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is now accepting applications for the Gallery Docent training program that starts in September.
Docents provide guided tours for children and adults throughout The Museum, and give the two-hour "Magic Bus" tours. They also act as a resource to provide additional insight into artifacts and artwork, and are able to answer questions visitors have about permanent and traveling exhibitions.
The Docents are trained in a two-year program, covering New Mexico art in the first year (September through May) and New Mexico history the second year. Training sessions are held on Mondays and include stimulating lectures by curatorial staff, local artists and historians, as well as art studio time. In addition to receiving great training and giving tours, docents enjoy several social events and field trips around New Mexico throughout the year.
The Museum also accepts applications for docents for the Sculpture Garden, Old Town Walking Tours, and Casa San Ysidro in Corrales. More information about the program, and the Docent Application, can be found online at www.cabq.gov/museum. For every year of training, docents are expected to return at least two years of service. Docent applicants are also subject to a background check.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. Located at 19th and Mountain Road NW (in Old Town); 505-243-7255 or call 311 locally. Visit our website at www.cabq.gov/museum.