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Docent (Tour Guide) Training

Docents are trained volunteers who engage museum visitors through guided tours. If you have a passion for or interest in art and want to engage audiences, become part of this group of dedicated, enthusiastic educators! We welcome applicants to the SMA Docent Program from all backgrounds. Docents commit to attend trainings, participate for at least one year, and be available to give at least one, one-hour tour per week from February to April.  

Our next Docent Trainings will be held on January 5th 6:00-9:00 pm OR January 7th 9:30 am-12:30 pm you are required to attend one.

Please watch our instructional videos before coming to training. You can find them HERE. Additional readings will be part of this training as well as 2 tours outside training for shadowing & 2 tours being observed.

Readings 

Teaching With Questions

Asking Better Q's

Themes are Substance, Not Style

Crafting a Tour

Why Understand Audiences?

The Way You Do the Things You Do


For information on becoming a docent, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 801-491-5707 or email Mirielle at MSanford@springville.org