Become a Docent

Share Your Passion for Art

Photo: Katherine Miller Photography

Our docents have fun while bringing art to life for exhibition visitors. The training program features in-depth courses in modern and contemporary art as well as instruction in touring methods and techniques. Participants explore a variety of ways to lead visitors — the general public, teens, and school groups — through our wide-ranging exhibitions.

SFMOMA docent benefits include:

To Enroll

Docent training is offered on an as-needed basis. From June 3, 2013, through early 2016, SFMOMA's exhibitions and programs will be presented at off-site locations while our building is closed for expansion. We expect to conduct docent training prior to the reopening of our building; please check back for details, or contact the Docent Office at 415.357.4105 or docenttraining@sfmoma.org for more information.

SFMOMA encourages people of all ages, ethnic origins, and cultures to apply to the docent program. People with foreign language skills are especially encouraged to apply.