Docent Volunteer Description
Docents are gallery teachers who guide school and adult tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. Docent volunteers are an integral part of the Education Program at Tampa Museum of Art and are an essential link between the public and the Museum. Our docents play an important role in providing every visitor with a quality, engaging Museum gallery tour experience. They have a considerable amount of public, student and teacher contact. Under the direction of the Education Curator, docents are trained to deliver tours based on current museum pedagogical theory.
Upon completion of the training class, active docents receive:
Training takes place every other Monday from 10:00-12:00 with additional training sessions scheduled as needed. Sessions include information about interpretive techniques and teaching methods as well as collections and exhibitions. Those interested can join the ongoing docent-in-training class at any time.