BAM docents are volunteers at the Boise Art Museum who engage visitors of all ages with art through a variety of educational experiences.

The core function of BAM docents is facilitating BAM’s Free School Tour Program by providing guided tours for pre-school, elementary, junior high, and high school students. Docents also play a role during monthly programs, sharing information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions with visitors.

Docent training sessions cover specific information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions, as well as Museum philosophies, best practices, teaching methods, and tour techniques. BAM’s active docent training program engages volunteers in the learning process and cultivates knowledgeable, experienced volunteers.

All docent training sessions are held on Mondays from 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m., late August through May.

To apply for the BAM Docent program or for more information, click here.