National Gallery of Art Seeks Docents for Group Tours

A Gallery docent leads a group tour in a discussion of Jean-Honoré Fragonard's The Swing, c. 1775/1780, National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection.

The National Gallery of Art is recruiting docents to conduct thought-provoking in English and other languages for thousands of adult visitors from around the world. New docents are expected to make a five-year commitment to the program. This includes two years of initial training beginning in September 2018. The training program focuses on museum education and art history. It incorporates workshops, in-gallery sessions, lectures and readings. Those interested must attend an information meeting. Meetings will be held on on Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m.; Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 12:30 p.m. Register at For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or email Applicants from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.