2015 Docent Picnic
2015 Docent Picnic

Docents are a diverse and highly committed group of volunteers who are an important part of Mona's education program. As gallery staff and tour leaders, they help foster appreciation and understanding of exhibitions and provide a friendly welcome for visitors. They receive first-hand information and training from artists and professional staff about the exhibitions and how to present to the public. In addition, docents are invited to special social and educational activities including excursions to other museums, private collections and artists' studios. Involvement as a docent is an enriching, educational experience. Many docents enjoy the opportunity to serve their community, meet people with similar interests and share their knowledge and love of art with visitors.
 
Enthusiasm and a keen interest in art and people are the only skills needed to become a docent; all other training is provided. Gallery docents receive approximately 12 hours of specialized education about Northwest art. In return, they volunteer as staff in the Museum galleries to welcome visitors, answer questions, and provide information about exhibitions. They commit a minimum average of seven hours of service per month. Docent tour leaders conduct exhibition tours for youth and /or adult groups. An additional 24 hours of training in tour leading skills is required. A background in art or art history is recommended for those planning to lead adult tour groups. Experience working with or raising children is helpful for those wishing to lead youth groups. Docent tour leaders conduct at least two tours per month. 
 
Our next docent training session will occur September 18th and 19th at the Country Inn, La Conner. Please rsvp to marketing@museumofnwart.org.
 
For more details about Docent Programs contact marketing@museumofnwart.org.

 

Museum of Northwest Art

MISSION STATEMENT

The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

COLLECTIONS

MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.