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Thousands of people participate in informative and educational tours through the Everson Museum’s galleries each year thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers called docents. Everson Museum docents conduct museum tours for school groups, clubs and organizations, and present outreach programs. Docent-led tours and programs can be customized for a particular curricular focus or age group.

Docents appreciate art, learning and teaching, and are energized by the enthusiasm of students and adults responding to works of art in the museum. Docent education begins in September with continuous education two Monday afternoons per month through May. Candidates also participate in an intensive three-day workshop held in August. Upon graduation docents continue to meet two Mondays per month and volunteer at least one day a week. This may include mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends. Please fill out this webform for more information on how to become an Everson docent.

Who can be a docent?

  • Teachers
  • Artists
  • Students
  • Anyone interested in learning about art and sharing their knowledge


  • Lectures and artist talks and studio visits exclusively for docents
  • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions
  • Use of the Museum library and resources to conduct independent research
  • Opportunity to develop educational materials
  • Arts-related field trips throughout CNY
  • Discount in the Museum Shop

Start the Process

To learn more about becoming a docent contact Director of Learning & Engagement, Adam Carlin at (315) 474 6064 x324 or email [email protected].

To Apply

Please click the button below.