Docent Program

Join the FAM Volunteer Team and Become a Docent!

The Fresno Art Museum is always seeking individuals who care about people, are excited about sharing their knowledge, and most of all, love and care about art. If you have a background in customer service, art history, or education, that's all the better, but isn't required.

Our docent training is more than just learning about art and our exhibitions. We want to give you the tools to be able to identify your audience and adjust the information you share. As a docent at FAM, you will not just disseminate facts, you will actively involve visitors in looking at art and give them the tools to learn to observe and appreciate art on their own. The main role of a docent is to make your audience feel welcome by sharing your enthusiasm, sharing your knowledge, inspiring them to learn more, and encouraging them to come back on repeat visits.

New training sessions usually correspond with new exhibition openings. Normally, new exhibitions open in January, May and September. Please call or email Susan about this great opportunity!

Download a volunteer application by clicking here.

Download a docent application by clicking here.

All docent applicants must complete and submited with a volunteer applicatios. You will be contacted for an interview.

Please complete and email, fax, or mail back the completed forms to:

Susan Yost-Filgate
Education Director

p: 559.441.4221 x 101
f: 559.441.4227