Docents

Have you ever thought of being docent? Do you know someone who might be interested? Docents learn about art and history and lead interactive discussions with diverse audiences. As part of our dynamic team you will discover the benefits of life-long learning while representing the Albany Institute to the community and sharing our rich cultural heritage.

Training classes are held once per month between September and May for 2 hours.

Available positions:

General Docent- Lead tours of the museum’s exhibitions for the public and scheduled groups (excluding school programs). Time commitment after training is 2-4 hours per month.

School Programs Docent- Conduct curriculum-based gallery lessons of the museum’s exhibitions for elementary, middle, and high school students. Time commitment after training is 4-6 hours per month (weekday availability required).

Art Making Docent- Lead art making lessons for school groups and assist staff with art activities during the museum’s Family Days. Time commitment after training is 4-hours per month.

Anyone interested in the docent program should submit a volunteer application or contact Director of Interpretive Programs Patrick Stenshorn by email stenshornp@albanyinstitute.org.