Docent Program

At the Long Beach Museum of Art, our volunteer docents are ambassadors for the Museum, lead guided tours as part of our fifth-grade KidsVisions program, and support programs for all ages to develop a deeper appreciation for art in our community.  


Who is a Docent? 

  • A positive individual who enjoys learning from and working with students 
  • Someone who delights in engagement and discussion with others 
  • An individual who welcomes feedback to better their practice 
  • Someone who is flexible, open to diverse perspectives, new experiences, and adopts a growth mindset 
  • A supporter of one’s peers and the Education Department’s mission 
  • A person committed to helping make the museum a welcoming and inclusive space for all 


Time Commitment:  

  • Complete initial one-month training with continued education throughout the year  
  • A one-year commitment to the program  
  • Lead a minimum of two KidsVisions tours per month, held Monday-Wednesday between 10 am -1:30 pm  
  • Attend monthly docent meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month  


All ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. No previous teaching experience or knowledge of art required.  


Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open. Training begins mid-August.