Docents needed for tours at the William S. Hart Museum


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


William S. Hart Museum24151 Newhall AveNewhall, CA 91321
A typical tour of the mansion


The William S. Hart Park and Museum is the former retirement home of the famed silent film actor and director who produced a series of hit Western movies in the early 1900s. His beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival Style Mansion -- now the Museum -- exhibits an impressive collection of Western artwork by noted artists Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and Joe de Yong, as well as mementos from early Hollywood, personal furnishings and effects, and artifacts representing multiple Native American cultures. The Museum also includes an historic 1910 Ranch House that exhibits Hart's tack and saddle collection, personal furnishings, and additional Hollywood mementos. Both the Mansion and the Ranch House are located in scenic William S. Hart Park, where guests may enjoy visiting a live collection of farm animals, a herd of American bison, a vast picnic area, a series of hiking trails, and a charming Western-themed Gift Store (opened on weekends). Free guided tours of the Mansion are started every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour during our hours of operation. Last tour starts 30 minutes before closing.

We are looking for docents to lead these tours.

As a docent you will receive continued support and training in museum best practices, so that you are empowered to deliver quality tours to a wide array of audiences.

We offer regular public tours Wednesday through Friday 12-3pm and Weekends 11-4pm.

The school tours take place Wednesday through Friday in the morning between 9:30 and 12 pm

Our Spanish language tours are the second Sunday of every month

Successful applicants will join a dedicated and passionate team of individuals who work together to engage guests with the Hart collections and keep William S. Hart's legacy alive. Hart Volunteers can assist in the following ways:

Museum tours for the public (English or Spanish), schools, and private groups

Educational Outreach Programs

The Trading Post gift shop

Special Events

You do not need any special experience or background to become a Hart Volunteer - just an interest in the Hart material, an out-going personality, and an enthusiasm for working with our amazing visitors. We will provide all the training and support you need to succeed.

-Must be at least 16 years of age
-Must be able to pass a background check
-Should be available to help at least several hours a month


  • History
  • Curating
  • Painting
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Library Sciences
  • Acting

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least five hours a month

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