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Become a bigger part of what’s happening at the Everson Museum of Art! Help us make our programs and exhibitions successful by becoming a Volunteer Docent.


  • Meet the Learning and Engagement Team to assess goals and availability
  • Attend a one-day training session
  • Be assigned a Docent Mentor
  • Shadow two tours
  • Give one solo tour shadowed by an experienced docent or Museum staff
  • Debrief with Museum staff and assess if you are ready to lead your own tours
  • Sign up for one outreach activity

Short-Term Docent:  

  • Offered in the Fall (September–December) or in Spring (January–May)
  • Minimum Required Time: 4 Months
  • Minimum One Tour Per Week
  • Required to regularly attend On-going Trainings
  • Payment of $10 for docent dues
  • After your four-month mark, a meeting will be arranged with the Learning and Engagement department to exchange feedback and assess extending your commitment if you feel inclined.

Long-Term Docents:  

  • Minimum Required Time: One year or more
  • Minimum of Two Tours Per Month
  • Required to attend all docent meetings
  • Payment of $20 for docent dues
  • Must maintain Museum membership

Docents who demonstrate a steadfast commitment to the Everson for a duration of up to a year will be granted increased flexibility tailored to their schedule. The Learning and Engagement department will conduct regular check-ins with volunteers to review both personal growth and level of commitment.


  • 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 Shari Merten, earning and Engagement Coordinator at (315) 474 6064 x323 or email [email protected].

To Apply

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