Docent Program

Museum of Northern Arizona Docent Program

Upcoming Training Dates: Docent classes generally begin in the fall and continue through early spring.  They are held once a week.

Please check this site for upcoming dates or contact the volunteer coordinator below.

Docents are an essential part of the educational services that the Museum of Northern Arizona extends to its members and the general public. Museum docents are volunteer educators who assist the Museum in interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau and in helping the public to understand fine arts, anthropology, special exhibitions, and the historical legacy of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Every year, docents enrich the education of more than 6,000 people of all ages.

Docents serve in a variety of capacities, such as:

  • Providing general and specific tours of exhibitions
  • Interpreting special exhibitions
  • Orienting visitors and providing general information
  • Providing special programs, such as hands-on-activities for children and demonstrations at special events
  • Serving as gallery guide for drop-in visitors
  • Instructing or presenting programs to special interest groups at the Museum
  • Acting as guides to the Museum's nature trail and amphibian pond
  • Acting as Museum Ambassadors

To enter the docent training program, a minimum two year commitment and an interest in working with children are required. After graduation, we encourage docents to continue being active by committing up to 60 hours of service each year. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at 928-774-5213, ext. 275.