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 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.