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 a wide range of visitors, especially preK-12 students. 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.

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.

We are now recruiting for the fall 2019 docent training class. If you are interested in becoming a docent please apply below. The fall 2019 docent training class will meet Thursday evenings, from 6-8 pm, and run from mid-September through mid-December.

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.

Apply to Become a Docent

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