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Education Docent Program - consider joining today!

Do you like anthropology (the study of human experiences across time and cultures) and sharing your interest with others?Docents in the field

Do you like working with the public and opening their minds and hearts through engaging educational programming?

Then consider volunteering as a docent for the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology!

Docents are at the heart of The Maxwell's educational offerings, serving K-12 students and the general public. Docents bring museum programs to K-12 classrooms and lead exhibition tours for all ages.

  • No experience is necessary
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Tailored training and continual education is provided

Click here to complete the brief Docent Application!


Training involves attending workshops, demonstrations, and lectures given by experts in the fields of anthropology and education. We provide instructional resources, including readings and videos, and mentorship from senior docents and staff. 


After completing all trainings, docents volunteer about four hours per week for a period of at least two years.


Local travel is involved. A docent must have access to a vehicle or local transportation. 


Continually learning and growing, being open to new and evolving ideas, these are all part of being a Maxwell Docent. The museum offers educational opportunities throughout the year.


Docents gather, practice, discuss, learn, and have fun!


Teachers, students, and the public love and appreciate you! In addition, docents are vital and cherished members of the museum team and receive:

  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Insider knowledge of exhibits
  • Access to the museum education library
  • A Maxwell Museum museum store discounts!

For more information on  the Docent Program, as well as other volunteer opportunities in education, please contact:

Curator of Education, Sara Hiris, at 505-277-2924 or

Click here to complete the brief Docent Application!