Weekday and Weekend Museum Docents


Cause Areas


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


1705 W. Missouri AveMidlandMidland, TX 79701


The Museum of the Southwest is looking for volunteer docents to help out in our galleries during George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage exhibition from January 20-March 25.

Docents will help Visitor Services staff supervise the gallery spaces and will help guests enjoy their experiences while visiting this unique exhibition. Docents are encouraged to research the artworks in Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors and to help guide groups of visitors through the exhibition. Docents will also help ensure that proper security procedures are being followed by guests in the galleries.

PLEASE VISIT https://www.museumsw.org/get-involved/volunteer TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT.

The following characteristics make a good docent:

A sincere and genuine interest in people of all ages.
A love for and excitement about learning and teaching.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
A sense of flexibility and cooperation.
An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view.

Docents who complete 5 shifts will receive a free copy of the Museum of the Southwest's first publication, Selections from the Permanent Collection.

Volunteers who complete 20 hours or more of service will receive a free individual membership to the Museum of the Southwest.


  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Visual Arts
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hour time slots are available Tuesdays-Sundays
  • visit https://www.museumsw.org/get-involved/volunteer to sign up

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