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Docents

Create a lifelong passion for art.

Do you love public speaking? Are you passionate about sharing your love of art and the High with others? High Museum of Art docents offer guided, interactive tours and in-gallery talks to a wide range of audiences.

What Is a Docent?

The High depends on its docent volunteers to be the Museum’s “face” to its visitors. Docents create memorable experiences for visitors ranging from toddlers to senior citizens.

Dedicated to art and education, volunteer docents are the first people many of our visitors see and are essential in creating a meaningful and memorable museum experience. Currently, the High has over 140 docents who serve the Museum and together conduct around 3,000 tours each year.

The High’s docents are passionate about art education and engaging with the public. They share a strong sense of camaraderie and enjoy the personal enrichment that comes with the academic and practical training they receive, the pleasure of sharing their knowledge with others, and the thrill of learning from our visitors.

Apply Now

Exciting news!! The High Museum of Art is now recruiting candidates for a New Docent Class for 2023! So, if you are interested in being part of the excellent Docent Corp at the High Museum of Art, please fill out the application. As part of the application process please join us in the Hill Auditorium from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14th for an open house information session for prospective new docents.

Commitment

We ask docents to make a two-year service commitment after completing an intensive six-month training program. Yearly tour requirements may vary depending on your chosen status, and the High will work with you to match your tour preferences and availability to the needs of the Museum and our visitors. Exhibition training continues bimonthly for the duration of your service as a docent.

Deadline for applications: Friday, September 30th at 5:00 p.m.

For general questions about the docent program, please contact Nancy Seda de León, Coordinator of Docents & Interns, at nancy.sedadeleon@high.org.