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The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is always looking for new volunteers! The word docent comes from the Latin word docere, which means to teach, to show, or to tell. As volunteers, docents are trained to interpret the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection. They provide guided tours of the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions to children, adults, area educators, school administrators, and special-interest groups. Since the renovation and reopening of the Museum in October of 2007, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art has been welcoming thousands of new visitors, and the Museum is in need of new volunteers to guide and educate them about the collection. Training will begin at the beginning of each academic semester. Volunteer docents are an integral part in maintaining the Museum’s engagement with the public, and docents perform important and meaningful work that helps to expand visitors’ knowledge of art and culture.

Docent Training

Docent training is at the museum for a 10 week period. Please consider this opportunity if you enjoy art, people, and sharing knowledge. An information sheet about the program is available for you and a friend!

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please fill out the online application form or download the application [pdf] and mail it to:

Andrea Rosen
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011