Docent Training Class

The Butler Institute of American Art is offering classes for new docents (volunteer tour guides). Docents are trained museum volunteers who offer teaching, understanding, and appreciation of art through guided tours of the permanent collection. Docents provide a valuable support to the operation of the museum and to the public through their understanding of the museum’s collection. “The docents are a dedicated group of well-trained volunteers who continue to be one of The Butler Institute of American Art’s most valuable resources.”

No previous museum experience is necessary, but a willingness to participate and commitment to study the masterpieces in the museum collection is required.

Classes will begin in mid-September, 2024 and run through mid-April, 2025.