Docent training in the gallery

Docent trip to Storm King Sculpture Park



Bruce Museum docents are volunteer educators who lead programs and tours for children as young as 2.5 and through all ages and stages of life.

An early mention of a docent in the Museum’s records is from 1941, when the Building Superintendent’s wife, Winfred M. Jones, is listed as a docent on the Museum’s letterhead. Since then, the Museum’s docent team has grown to a group of about 40 people who are trained in the content for all of the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. They also learn appropriate teaching techniques for working with visitors of all ages and abilities.


All Bruce Museum members over the age of 18 are eligible to be docents. We are looking for people who are interested in art and science, enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds, and love learning and teaching. No art history or science knowledge or previous teaching experience is required.

Become a Docent

If you are interested in becoming a docent or have questions, please contact Kathleen Holko at