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101 Monroe CenterGrand Rapids, MI 49503


Experience the GRAM (Grand Rpids Art Museum) on a new level and become a GRAM Docent today! Ages 55+ are wanted!

A docent is a volunteer educator that engages in conversation with museum guests about artwork. NO ART OR TEACHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Act now before Art Prize begins!

Be sure to check out the Volunteer Fair on June 7 at 2 PM!

  • 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

Training program

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 10 tours per fiscal year (October through September), and dedicate 50 hours per fiscal year to GRAM’s Docent Program

Volunteers are provided parking. It is available under the GRAM on evenings and weekends by entering by the Louis Street entrance. If it is during the weekdays or if this lot is full, park at the Monroe Center ramp across the street (enter on Ionia by Louis Street) and we will give you a parking voucher.


  • Public Speaking
  • Exhibition Arts
  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • Community Outreach
  • Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 10 hours between October - September
  • Successfully complete training process.
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