National Gallery of Art Seeks Docents for Group Tours


The National Gallery of Art is recruiting docents to conduct tours in English and other languages. New docents are expected to make a five-year commitment to the program. This includes two years of initial training beginning September 2018. The training program focuses on museum education and art history, in-gallery sessions, lectures and readings. Docents become part of a community of learners and continue their education both formally and informally. Those interested in applying must attend an information meeting. Meetings are on Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 at 1 p.m.; and Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Register at For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are welcome and encouraged to apply.