5 Reasons to Become a BMA Docent

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BMA docents aren’t like regular docents. They’re cool docents. Interested in becoming one? Applications for the next training class are due March 1, 2019 with training beginning in September.

Our docents play a key role in fulfilling the BMA’s commitment to the community. They are trained to facilitate tours that provide exciting art experiences for visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Keep reading for five reasons to become a BMA docent.

  1. Learn about art.
    Docents have the opportunity to learn about the Museum’s collection, special exhibitions, and art history during exclusive docent trainings given by curators and other art aficionados. They gain access to docent-only gallery talks, Museum programs, and behind-the-scenes tours.
  2. Share your passion.
    Docents create meaningful experiences and engaging conversations around art with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. They share their deep passion for art, culture, and learning to help all Museum visitors connect with objects and experience the magic of art.
  3. Give back to your community.
    Docents donate their time to educate and inspire the community by sharing the joy of the Museum’s collection. About 80% of docent-led tours at the BMA are for children and students.
  4. Make new friends.
    New docents are warmly welcomed by our delightful group of active docents, many of whom have made life-long friends through the program.
  5. Enjoy exclusive perks.
    The docent program extends beyond Museum walls. It includes additional cultural opportunities such as our docent book group, luncheons, and exciting local and international trips to other museums, art galleries, and historic sites.

For more information about the next training class, please visit our docent page or email Emily Hylton, Manager of Docent and Teacher Programs, at ehylton@artsbma.org.