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Let's Look at Art Docent

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ORGANIZATION: San José Museum of Art | SJMA

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San Jose Museum of Art is looking for volunteers to apply for its Let’s Look at Art program!

Docents are provided with special training in art education and classroom engagement using discussion-based techniques to share with children throughout Santa Clara County. No previous art knowledge is required. The docent will then provide free presentations to students in their classrooms. The Museum asks for a commitment of 15-20 classroom hours per year and your presence at quarterly meetings featuring local artists or guest speakers. As a bonus, you will have the opportunity to participate in field trips to other bay area museums and build a community of caring and arts-loving friends and colleagues.

This program reaches over 30,000 students each year, and for many it is their first exposure to the San José Msuem of Art and it's mission to connect the community with art in meaningful ways.

Training for new docents begins in January and meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seven weeks. We utilize a part in-person, part online participation model.

For information about volunteering for the Let’s Look at Art program, please email education@sjmusart.org or visit: sjmusart.org/lets-look-art-docents

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About San José Museum of Art | SJMA


110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113, US

Mission Statement

The San José Museum of Art nurtures empathy and connection by engaging communities with socially relevant contemporary art.


The San José Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought provoking, the Museum delights visitors with it’s surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.

SJMA is a leading showcase in the Bay Area for modern and contemporary art. The Museum has earned a reputation for its fresh, distinctive exhibitions, which are conceived to engage Museum visitors of various ages and cultural backgrounds. Through its exhibitions and programs, SJMA addresses major trends in international contemporary art, architecture, and design, with an ongoing commitment to also place the work of California artists in national and international context. The Museum strives to make significant contributions to art‑historical scholarship; address prescient issues of interest to the general public; and offer programs that reflect the rich diversity of its communities.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


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110 S. Market StreetSan Jose, CA 95113



  • Visual Arts
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 15 classroom presentations per year
  • Docents attend six general meetings per year at the museum (once every other month). TB testing is required in the onboarding process for all docent volunteers.

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