Become a Docent

MOLAA Docents dedicate two Monday afternoons a month to their educational development of Latin American art, artists and artistic influences. They plan and prepare a 50-minute tour for school children, teens and adults for each new exhibition. Quarterly they present Focus on Art which features one artist from our current exhibitions. They participate in exhibitions openings, fundraisers, special events and educational festivals. They are MOLAA members.


Training
MOLAA docents must go through a year-long training process which begins with a six-week, 24-hour training course given jointly by the MOLAA's Educational and Curatorial Departments and Docent Guild veteran members. The study includes shadowing other docents, preparing their own tours with themes supplied by the Educational Department, a critical analysis of their tour style and content, and concludes with a docent prepared to give a meaningful and interactive tour to MOLAA visitors.

Time Commitment
Docents are required to give two tours per month, meet two Mondays each month and come to exhibition walkthroughs and Member's Openings. They are encouraged to study Latin American art, history and culture, both in relation to MOLAA's exhibitions and as general knowledge. They also participate in MOLAA's cultural and educational events and the Docent Guild's social networking.

Benefits
Docents receive 20% discount at the MOLAA gift store. In addition, they have access to the museum's library and MOLAA's own publications and catalogs. They are first to receive training and guided tours of the new exhibitions by artists and curators.

 

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You will receive a letter and/or phone call to set up an interview with the docent training committee. You may also contact the Volunteer Manager at 562.216.4119, or email questions to sbeckley@molaa.org