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Docents

Create a lifelong passion for art.

Do you love public speaking? Are you passionate about sharing your love of art and the High with others? High Museum of Art docents offer guided, interactive tours and in-gallery talks to a wide range of audiences.

What Is a Docent?

The High depends on its docent volunteers to be the Museum’s “face” to its visitors. Docents create memorable experiences for visitors ranging from toddlers to senior citizens.

Dedicated to art and education, volunteer docents are the first people many of our visitors see and are essential in creating a meaningful and memorable museum experience. Currently, the High has over 140 docents who serve the Museum and together conduct around 3,000 tours each year.

The High’s docents are passionate about art education and engaging with the public. They share a strong sense of camaraderie and enjoy the personal enrichment that comes with the academic and practical training they receive, the pleasure of sharing their knowledge with others, and the thrill of learning from our visitors.


We are not recruiting new docent candidates at this time. Please check back periodically for updates. For general questions about the docent program, please contact Margaret Wilkerson, Coordinator of Education Volunteers, margaret.wilkerson@high.org.