Docent Program

Become A Museum Docent

The Castellani Art Museum is Recruiting Docent Trainees for Spring 2018

Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents - volunteer tour guides - for the museum.

 A docent is a well-trained volunteer who guides visitors through museum exhibitions. They are guides, teachers, art enthusiasts, and a link between the public and the museum. Docents prepare for and present tours to groups from schools and the community. They enrich the visitor's museum experience, engage their interest, and develop art appreciation in the audience. Docents have a very important and highly valued role at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, helping visitors discover art in a new and exciting way.

 The museum asks its docents for a commitment of time and effort, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. In return, we offer:

  • The benefits of interacting with artists and museum staff
  • Developing and expanding public speaking skills
  • Broadening your knowledge of art and art history
  • A sense of achievement in working with the public

 Download the Volunteer/Docent application here: volunteer application

 Experience is beneficial, but not required. Interested candidates should have a passion for the arts and the ability to work with diverse audiences. Please send a completed application and resume to taralyons@niagara.edu or mail to P.O. Box 1938, Niagara University, NY 14109. Candidates must have a functioning email address to apply. Interviews will take place in February 2018. Training sessions will be held throughout March and April. Please call Curator of Education & Collections, Tara L. Lyons, with questions: 716-286-8295.