Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Santa Fe

Chief Financial Officer
Security Specialist

Thank you for your interest in joining our organization. At this time, in response to the ever-evolving situation with COVID-19, our museum remains closed with a majority of our staff working remotely. Currently, the state of NM has travel restrictions, social distancing, and shelter-in-place measures to control the spread of the virus. As an organization, we abide by these restrictions and will do everything possible to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Thank you for your application and your interest in our internship programs. Unfortunately, due to the ever evolving situation with COVID-19 we have decided to cancel all of our summer internship programs and we are no longer accepting applications. Our museum remains closed in compliance with our Governor’s orders to shelter-in-place. As an organization, we abide by these restrictions and will do everything possible to keep our staff and visitors safe, and help control the spread of the virus. We appreciate your time and patience as we navigate this very sensitive and fluid situation.

The Museum relies on the skills, knowledge and special talents of our volunteers to assist in a variety of areas and activities.  As a volunteer, you may work with educational or public programs, interact with visitors from across the country and around the world, assist with research or conservation efforts, or lend a hand to any number of special project and events. Our volunteers are valued partners in achieving our Mission—we couldn’t do it without you!


Doing What You Like to Do

Our volunteers perform an amazing variety of support activities, ranging from working on special events to deploying computer expertise to talking with our members and donors—and there’s much more!  Volunteer opportunities vary across the Museum, depending on the needs of our departments and our visitors, and the interests of the volunteer.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

For more information about opportunities that are currently available, please contact mpersinger@gokm.org.

Becoming a Docent

Our volunteer docents engage Museum visitors of all ages in thoughtful interpretation of and conversation about Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism. Through sharing their energy, knowledge and ideas, docents create a dialogue with visitors, stimulate observation and make connections.

Docents are asked to volunteer a minimum of 100 hours per year, with at least 60 of those hours devoted to conducting interpretive talks. Extensive training with monthly meetings is required.

For more information about the docent program, and how to become a docent, please contact szurick@gokm.org.


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Join the O’Keeffe Museum’s Docent 2019 Class

 

Docents are cherished members of our volunteer community. They are natural conversationalists who have a passion for art and for engaging students and adults in museum galleries.

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is currently seeking new Docents to add to the diversity of our team and represent our art-loving community.

Training for new docents takes place once a week, for 10 weeks, beginning August 19. Following completion, ongoing training with monthly meeting attendance is expected. Bilingual guides (Spanish/ English) are always needed. 2019 New Docent Training focuses solely on the museum’s daily drop-in tours.  Therefore, interested volunteers must have high energy, an enthusiasm for art, and a love for lifelong learning.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact us at kstacy@okeeffemuseum.org for more information, or, click here to download the program application now.

What qualities are we looking for in a GOKM Docent? We are looking for people who:

*   Love the flexibility of setting your own schedule

*   Are positive, self-motivated, and open-minded

*   Like talking with people of all ages

*   Have high energy and an enthusiasm for art

*   Have a love for lifelong learning

*   Have great communication skills

*   Are also good listeners; who enjoy working with a team of other like-minded volunteers + enjoys working collaboratively

*   Are flexible, with ability to adapt to exciting and changing situations

*   Are interested in the O’Keeffe’s audience-centered interpretation

*   Bilingual guides (Spanish/ English) are always needed.

What do I need to know about the docent program?

*   DITs (Docents-in-Training) are volunteers who learn touring strategies and the history of Georgia O’Keeffe.

*   No prior art history knowledge is required to participate.

*   Training is hands-on and interactive. DITs participate in conversations, assigned readings, give presentations, shadow current tours, and practice providing tours.

*   Following the completion of the Training, Docents make a minimum 2-year commitment. Docents are required to give a minimum of 24 tours a year, and attend continuing education.

*  GOKM New Docent Training program meets on Mondays from 8:30am-11am, August 19-November 4, 2019 (10 weeks, excluding holidays).

*   GOKM DIT’s primary goal is to provide tours in the museum galleries.

*   Tours take place every day of the week.

*   Docent evaluation takes place annually, to maintain GOKM’s high standards.

*   Docents are required to have an active email account and regular access to a computer for scheduling and accessing resources.

*   A background check is required for all volunteers who work with children.

*   Entrance to the program is competitive and involves an application and interview process.

 

What are the benefits of becoming a GOKM Docent?

Personal Benefits

*   Opportunities to gain and share information about art and art history

*   Grow personally and intellectually

*   Meet others interested in art

*   Meet curators and artists

*   Connect deeply with a world-renowned institution

*   Give back to your community

 

Learning Benefits

*   Use of the museum’s resource library

*   Access to a Docent Intranet of resources

*   Training materials, articles on art history and teaching tips

*   Continuing Education lectures and presentations, provided by museum staff + guest speakers

*   Gallery Talks with exhibition curators

 

Institutional Benefits

*   Free Museum membership

*   Free admission to the Museum

*   Museum Newsletter and other mailings

*   Advance notice of Museum programs

*   Free admission for one to Museum-sponsored lectures/programs

 

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is currently seeking new Docents to add to the diversity of our team + represent our art-loving community. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact us at kstacy@okeeffemuseum.org for more information, or, click here to download the program application now.