Want to experience GRAM on a deeper level? Interested in joining a community of fun and active learners? Become a GRAM docent today!
What is a docent?
A docent is a volunteer educator that engages in conversation with museum guests about artwork.
Benefits of GRAM’s docent program
- An insider’s look at GRAM’s collection and special exhibitions
- Access to special guests and curators
- A preview of upcoming exhibitions
- Lifelong learning opportunities through bi-weekly docent education sessions
Qualities of perspective docents
- Outgoing and friendly
- Flexible and dedicated
- Comfortable with public speaking
- No Art or Teaching Experience required
Provisional (in-training) GRAM Docents complete an 8-month program, during which time they attend weekly training sessions. Collaborative learning and a specifically designed curriculum provide the content and practical knowledge necessary to lead groups of all ages through GRAM’s galleries.
Responsibilities of a GRAM Docent
- GRAM Docents are required to complete the 8-month provisional training program
- Upon completion of training program, docents attend bi-weekly education sessions
- GRAM Docents lead a minimum of 11 tours per fiscal year (October through September), and dedicate 50 hours per fiscal year to GRAM’s Docent Program