Docent Program

Parrish Docents are volunteer educators who serve the Museum and its community by bringing art to life for hundreds of visitors each  year. After several months of training, Docents lead public and group tours for adults, give family tours, work with school children, make presentations in the community, and participate in continuing learning experiences.

Guided Tours Photo: Sadie Klughers

Docent Handbook

You’ll find detailed information about the volunteer Docent program at the Parrish in the Docent Handbook, which you can download through the link at the end of this page. 

Docent Applications

The docent program requires a three-year commitment, beginning with a six-month period of training and shadowing.  The training period is followed by two and half years as an active Docent. Please contact Cara Conklin-Wingfield, Education Director at wingfieldc@parrishart.org for more information.  

Guided Tours Photo: Jillian Bock

Docent Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is a group of experienced Docents who work with Parrish staff to plan supplemental training experiences and resources. 

2019-2020 Committee 

James Bauer (Co-Chair), Susan Dubner, Blossom Gluck (Co-Chair), Mary Lou Cohalan, Sheila McLean, Joanne Pateman, Tom Randall, Irene Tully

 

Online Docent Tour Log Form

Printable Tour Log Form

 Docent Handbook