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Docent Program Application 2017–2018

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Your Information



Professional degree


Additional comments
Full time
Part time
Not currently employed

Additional comments

Weekdays (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Weekends (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Evenings (5 - 9 p.m.)

Knowledge & Experience

Answers may be up to 1250 characters long.

Please read the following carefully before signing this application:

I am applying to be a docent at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. I am 18 years of age or older. I certify that the information on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I certify that I have and will answer all questions to the best of my ability and that I will not withhold any information that would unfavorably affect my application for a volunteer position. I understand that the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will verify the information contained on my application.


Please list two personal or professional references.

Reference 1

Reference 2

Please email resumes or CVs and any additional questions to asiadocent@si.edu.

Important Information

Please fill out ALL the information requested with as much detail as possible. Please email resumes, CVs or any additional questions to asiadocent@si.edu.

As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.