Docent Program

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The Monterey Museum of Art’s Docent Program is a volunteer council that works with MMA’s education department to provide meaningful educational experiences that engage audiences and encourages participation with the art on display at the Museum.

Docents directly support MMA’s mission by interacting with the public, creating awareness, and appreciation for California Art. Docents provide tours to Museum guests, assist with art projects for our school tour program, participate in Family Days, and assist with program facilitation.

Becoming a Docent

MMA seeks friendly, articulate, and flexible individuals to share their enthusiasm for art with Museum visitors. No previous experience is required, but applicants must enjoy interacting with the public, be interested in art, and have a willingness to learn. Applicants must be able to make a 2-year commitment to the Docent program.


  • Attend the monthly Docent Meetings (First Wednesday of the month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm)
  • Attend annual Docent Training
  • Commit a minimum of 2 hours a month to volunteer with Museum guests (Does not include monthly meeting)
  • Pay for annual Docent Dues, and be a current member of MMA (Docent Dues: $42 for your first year, $25 for every consecutive year)
  • Complete a background check through the State of California (cost is covered in your first year Docent Dues)
  • Become proficient in giving tours to adult groups, and school tours.
  • Must have access to computer and email.

Email education@montereyart.org

We are currently recruiting for the Docent Program.