The docents are essential to one of the fundamental goals of the Museum: education. Docents (from Latin docere "to teach") at the Museum of Art and Archaeology are volunteers who have gone through a year of training in order to present the art and artifacts to visitors in a thoughtful and interpretive way. Our docents are knowledgeable and enthusiastic – without them we would be unable to fulfill the tasks needed to offer the educational tours and events that enhance the Museum’s mission.
Do you have a passion for art? If you have an interest and/or background in art, art history, archaeology, classical studies and related areas, we encourage you to consider volunteering in the Museum’s docent program. At no cost these volunteers receive training and education through the Museum of Art and Archaeology curators and staff, and through courses offered at the University. Docents who have completed their training lead tours through the Museum’s galleries for school age as well as adult groups. The service and educational outreach provided by the docents is invaluable to the Museum’s mission.
Contact Cathy Callaway, Museum Educator, to talk about becoming a docent: email or phone 573-882-5076.