What is a Docent? Museum docents are community members who engage visitors in stimulating conversations about art and the exhibitions. They provide tours of the museum’s collections and exhibitions to visiting groups of many ages and levels of experience. Docents not only provide a valuable service to the museum and the community, but they also have the opportunity to meet and learn from our staff of museum professionals, curators, and visiting artists. All docents are specially trained to work with the Teaching Collection and changing exhibitions. Participation in the docent program requires a substantial commitment of time and energy on the part of volunteers, but it is tremendously rewarding. Our docents are a diverse, talented, and interesting group of individuals. Enthusiastic supporters of the arts, they share a passion for art, a desire to share their knowledge with others, and additional interests. Training sessions provide an opportunity for docents to interact with curators and other museum staff, learn about art and teaching techniques, and become familiar with the full workings of the museum.

If you are interested in more information about becoming an LUAG docent, please fill out the following form, or contact us at 610.758.3615 or email luag@lehigh.edu.

Docent Program Application

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Why would you like to be a docent?

List employment, community activities and/or volunteer work in which you have been involved:

Have you ever worked with the following groups? Please select the ones that apply:

Do you speak any foreign languages or have experience in public speaking?

Is there an area of art in which you have a special interest or expertise?

do you have any computer skills or experience in doing research?