Become a Docent at the FAC

Docents lead educational tours for visitors of all ages and work closely with FAC staff to be knowledgeable on all current exhibits in both the special exhibition and permanent collection galleries.


Share your knowledge and passion for art with others, whether elementary school classes, an adult group, or a small group with special needs. Docents have fun together and develop camaraderie at special events.


Following training, docents commit to leading tours and attending meetings for at least three years. Many of our members find their docent experience so rewarding that they have remained docents for over 30 years! The cost to become a docent includes FAC membership and a one-time fee for study guides and manuals that you’ll use throughout the years.

HISTORY – Celebrate 60 years of Community Education!

In 2011, the docents celebrated 60 years of interpreting museum exhibitions with engaging, interactive tours. We got our start at the Fine Arts Center in 1951 when then-FAC Director Mitchell Wilder recruited a small group of young women to guide museum patrons through an exhibition of northwest American Indian art. Since then, the docents have developed into a well-organized museum education organization.

Recruitment for the 2017 class will begin this summer with training starting in January 2017.

Recruitment chair, Fran Schaffer will take names of those interested throughout the year and can be contacted at 719.591.8347 or

For other volunteer opportunities at the FAC, please visit our volunteers page for more information and access to our application form.

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