UVaM - University of Virginia Art Museum

Education

Volunteer

Student Docents


The Fralin student docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, assist with the annual Writer's Eye competition, and contribute to the Museum’s mission by fostering an appreciation for art in visitors of all ages. Check out the Student Docent Program page for information about the benefits and commitments of becoming a docent at The Fralin, and for details about how to apply for the next Docent Training Course.

Community Docents


The Fralin community docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After completion of the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations and assist with the annual Writer's Eye competition and the Eyes on Art program for individuals with Alzheimer's.

After their initial training period, docents receive ongoing education from education staff, curators, and guest speakers on special exhibitions and the permanent collection. As a group, docents occasionally take field trips to other museums. Some docents also attend regional and national docent education conferences.

The museum accepts applications on a rolling basis from community members who wish to become docents, and interviews are conducted prior to the beginning of each Docent Training Course. For information about future docent training opportunities, visit the Community Docent Program page or email Docent Education.