Docents are trained volunteers who give museum tours to both adults and students, helping visitors connect with artwork in the Speed’s galleries through an engaging dialogue. Participation in the Speed’s docent program requires a significant time commitment, but the experience is rewarding and enriching.

Docent qualifications include:

  • Friendly personality and excellent communication skills
  • Strong interest in the visual arts and in teaching others
  • Professional attitude toward fellow docents, staff and visitors
  • Prompt attendance at all training sessions, meetings and tours

For information on the Speed’s Docent program or to apply, contact Darrick Wood at