ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CMA docents are an integral part of the museum’s education program, with volunteers who lead interactive tours and studio programs for all ages. Docents facilitate discussion, providing visitors with an opportunity to reflect upon, and better understand art and the role it plays in our lives.
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
- Art history training from curators and museum educators
- Become part of a dynamic group of more than 50 professionals devoted to sharing their love of art with the public
- Meet curators, artists, and visiting scholars and have the opportunity to participate in docent-only luncheons and trips
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Columbia Museum of Art seeks to inspire, educate and enrich the lives of the community, South Carolinians, tourists and visitors. As an institution we collect and preserve art from around the world, exhibit highly regarded work from a broad range of cultures and provide dynamic educational and cultural programs.
Candidates applying to be a CMA docent must:
- Have a passionate interest in art and history
- Have an enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things and share ideas with others
- Be willing and able to volunteer and commit to at least two years of service as a docent
- Undergo a background check
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a completed CMA Docent Application (below) and child supervision policy form.
Please send the signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia Museum of Art
Attn: Glenna Barlow, Education Dept.
P.O. Box 2068
Columbia, SC 29202
All CMA docents should have a passionate interest in art and history, be willing to learn new things, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for sharing ideas with others.