Docent Training Program
The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Training is a continuous two-year program, with training for new docent candidates beginning in September and January. The training covers the history of art from early Greek and Roman through European, Asian, American, and Contemporary art, focusing on the periods and works of art represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Docents in training also receive intensive preparation on touring techniques and strategies, with concentration on the necessary skills for touring children and adults. The training class meets every Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Upon completion of the Training Program, new docents contribute a minimum of eight touring hours per month.
Docents are a vital part of the Museum; they lead gallery tours for adults, children, and special interest groups, and give community presentations. The Museum is dedicated to providing visitors of all ages enriching experiences in the galleries and beyond in the community, and docents are integral to welcoming visitors and helping them appreciate the art collections presented by the Museum.
For more information about docent programs and how to become a docent, email James Grebl, Manager of Docent Programs, or call 619.696.1933.