Become a Docent

Connect art and life for Walters visitors by becoming a docent.

Docents lead interactive, conversational tours of the collection and special exhibitions for visitors of all ages. No formal art background is necessary to become a docent, but an appreciation for art is required, as is a desire to learn alongside others. Walters docents complete a semester-long training program to provide tours to visitors of all ages. There are many benefits to being a docent at the Walters, including the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the collection through trainings, lectures, and symposia.

To apply, please submit the application below..

If you are a university student interested in participating in the docent program for academic credit, please contact Verónica Betancourt, Manager of Gallery Learning, at, or 410-547-9000, ext. 235, for more information.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a docent at the Walters Art Museum!

We are currently recruiting for a docent training class that will meet Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm. This application has two parts: 1) the application form below and 2) a copy of your resume. Please fill out the form below and email a resume or list of relevant experiences to Verónica Betancourt, Manager of Gallery Learning, at She will be in touch regarding whether you have been invited to interview for a spot in the upcoming docent training class. Likewise, please feel free to be in touch with any questions.

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