Volunteers

Make a Difference! Volunteer at The Heckscher Museum.
Become a Docent

Docents bring artwork to life for visitors!


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What is a Docent?

The word docent derives from the Latin docere, which means to teach. Docent volunteers are a vital part of The Heckscher Museum of Art Education and Public Programs Department. Through the sharing of knowledge, docents bring the artwork on view to life for museum visitors. Enthusiasm, a desire to learn, and commitment are a few of the valuable characteristics of a docent.

At The Heckscher Museum, docents play a variety of roles including acting as Docents-in-the-Gallery to answer visitor questions, leading gallery tours, and assisting Museum staff at public programs.

Who can become a Docent?

Docents come from many different backgrounds and experiences. What is most important is to have a love of art, a love of learning, and a love of sharing with others. The Museum always welcomes new docent volunteers to join the team!

Become a Museum Volunteer



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Enjoy working with people? Have an hour or moreper week to volunteer? Join our Volunteer team!

The Museum is need of volunteers in the following areas:

Community/Family Events
  • Requires extended periods of standing.
  • Primarily weekends/evenings.

  • Special Events
  • Must be 21+ years of age.
  • Required extended periods of standing.
  • Primarily weekends/evenings.

  • Office Assistant
  • Monday Friday, 9 am 5 pm

  • Welcome Desk/Visitor Services
  • Must be 21+ years of age.
  • Days and times vary.
  • Interested in Internship Opportunities? Learn more

    Questions? Call 631.351.3250 or e-mail volunteer@heckscher.org


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