Become A MOWA Docent 

Docents bring art to life for museum visitors. A cornerstone of our education program, MOWA docents provided more than 5,000 students and adults with tours designed to appeal to learners at various levels. This group of dedicated volunteers introduce audiences to MOWA's collection of Wisconsin art. Docents share a range of interests and experience which helps inspire, educate and engage visitors through a variety of programming.

Interested in becoming a docent? Complete the Volunteer Application Form

Scheduling and Training 

Volunteer docents are needed on an ongoing basis. Docents volunteer in 1 hour shifts. Once accepted, docent candidates must successfully complete all required training for their assigned programs, and be able to commit to a regular schedule for at least one year.

A docent may start at any time during the year. Training will cover all education programs, new exhibitions, and galleries throughout the course of 1 year. Sessions will focus on information learning in museums, interpretive techniques, and Wisconsin art. Additional enrichment training is scheduled monthly throughout the year.