If you like art and enjoy working with kindergarten–8th grade children, consider becoming a docent at the North Carolina Museum of Art. NCMA docents serve about 30,000 people a year, and about two-thirds of tour participants are school-age children.
Being a docent is an investment in the future for docents and the people they serve. Making the NCMA fun, accessible, and interesting to children gives them skills in looking and interpretation that they can apply to art for years to come. Docents commit to one year of initial training with Museum staff and to two years of giving interactive, interdisciplinary tours. During this time they become part of a vital learning community devoted to studying new ways to engage visitors with the Museum’s collection. There are opportunities for fun, too, at occasional coffees and docent-planned workshops and trips.
Here is more information about being a docent.
Here is a description of this key volunteer position. If you are interested in completing an application for the docent program, please contact Beth Shaw McGuire.