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Albany Institute of History & Art125 Washington Ave.Albany, NY 12210


Have you ever thought of being docent? Do you know someone who might be interested? This fall we will be welcoming new docents into our program. Docents learn about art and history and lead interactive discussions with diverse audiences. As part of our dynamic team you will discover the benefits of life-long learning while representing the Albany Institute to the community and sharing our rich cultural heritage. Available positions:

General Docent- Lead tours of the museum’s exhibitions for the public and scheduled groups (excluding school programs). Time commitment after training is 2-4 hours per month.

School Programs Docent- Conduct curriculum-based gallery lessons of the museum’s exhibitions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Time commitment after training is 4-6 hours per month (weekday availability required).

Art Making Docent- Lead art making lessons for school groups and assist staff with art activities during the museum’s Family Days. Time commitment after training is 4-6 hours per month.

For more information about our fall 2018 docent training classes contact: Patrick Stenshorn, Director of Interpretive Programs, 518-463-4478 x405, stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org.


  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • History
  • Visual Arts
  • Teaching / Instruction

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 to 6 hours per month

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