Sep 24, 2013
Become a Docent at the FAC!
Docents lead educational tours for visitors of all ages and work closely with FAC staff to be knowledgeable on all current exhibits in both the special exhibition and permanent collection galleries.
Share your knowledge and passion for art with others, whether elementary school classes, an adult group, or a small group with special needs. Docents have fun together and develop camaraderie at special events.
Following training, docents commit to leading tours and attending meetings for at least three years. Many of our members find their docent experience so rewarding that they have remained docents for over 30 years! The cost to become a docent includes FAC membership and a one-time fee for study guides and manuals that you’ll use throughout the years.
Celebrating 60 Years of Community Education!
In 2011, the docents celebrated 60 years of interpreting museum exhibitions with engaging, interactive tours. We got our start at the Fine Arts Center in 1951 when then-FAC Director Mitchell Wilder recruited a small group of young women to guide museum patrons through an exhibition of northwest American Indian art. Since then, the docents have developed into a well-organized museum education organization.
Contact Eileen Reilly (call 719.264.9851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) by Oct. 3 for information about the next docent training class and to apply!