Be a Docent at Oceanside Museum of Art!

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Oceanside Museum of Art

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Oceanside Museum of Art is a dynamic and exciting cultural jewel in downtown Oceanside. Our contemporary art museum team produces 10 - 15 exhibits a year! Being a docent at OMA never gets old. You are always learning about new exhibits and programming, while often having direct contact with artists. Docents give tours to both student (ranging in age from K - college) and adult audiences providing a deeper understanding of the museum's exhibitions. Museum docents also have the option to work with our Education department on a variety of programming.

Bilingual is always a plus!

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About Oceanside Museum of Art


704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054, US

Mission Statement

The Oceanside Museum of Art presents provocative, contemporary exhibitions from the region and around the world. We offer art instruction at the OMA School of Art, concerts, films, lectures, docent tours, and the OMA Museum Store. Oceanside Museum of Art is a gathering place where friends meet to share and enjoy the rich cultural experiences available in the region.


Volunteers are the mainstay of Oceanside Museum of Art and we want you! OMA volunteers work once a week, once a month or every other week for a three hour assignment. Volunteering at Oceanside Museum of Art is a great way to meet people and be a part of the museum. Ask a friend to volunteer with you and make it an opportunity to get together and stay in touch. You will become acquainted with the art and artists of the region as well as your neighbors in the community. The museum is leading the wave of change in Oceanside that is evident by the vibrant arts and cultural life developing in downtown Oceanside. If you have a few hours a week and want to be involved with an exciting and growing cultural program, please call our volunteer Coordinator Claire Youngstrom 760-757-9307, or email . Volunteers are needed during the daytime, on weekends, and for special evening events. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pier View Way, one block north of Mission Avenue on the corner of Ditmar in downtown Oceanside within walking distance from the Oceanside Transit Center with stops for the Coaster, Sprinter, Amtrak and Metrolink. Free all day street parking is available one block east of the museum or at the Civic Center parking garage on Ditmar and Pier View Way. The museum Web site offers information and photographs of the museum and its programs, .


We'll work with your schedule.


704 Pier View WayOceanside, CA 92054






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 three-hour shifts/per month (Total 6hrs/month)
  • Must love people & art

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