Art Museum Docent Program


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


100 Moose Krause CircleNotre Dame, IN 46556

Docents make a difference in the lives of area schoolchildren every day!


Docents are integral to the educational missions of the Snite Museum of Art and the South Bend Museum of Art. They are volunteer educators who give engaging and interactive tours to adults, families, and school groups. Docents develop their skills and knowledge through ongoing training, research, and continuing education.

Qualities that make a great docent are: the ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages, a warm and friendly attitude, a commitment of time and effort, and a sincere interest in art education.

The Snite Museum of Art and the South Bend Museum of Art are looking for people interested in becoming docents. In this unique program, docents are part of the educational programs for both institutions. Training of a new class will begin in March 2017 and run through the summer with monthly classes. Acceptance into the program is dependent on an application and interview. Applications are due January 30. Previous experience with art and/or teaching is not required. For more information and links to the online application, please visit or


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Visual Arts
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monthly meetings and 10 days of leading tours
  • 9 months of initial training

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