Docents at the Mint

Docents of The Mint Museum, the volunteer members of the Learning & Engagement department, lead tours and devote time and professional expertise to help visitors understand and enjoy works in the museum collections, the buildings and the special exhibitions. A thorough training program held in weekly sessions prepares new docents with teaching skills and helps develop their knowledge of aesthetics and the Mint’s collection. Lectures by staff, curators and artists are supplemented by assigned reading, workshops, observation of tours, presentation of practice tours and continuing education meetings.

Mint Docents are known for their excellence. Their enthusiasm for art and their interest in visitors endow the museum with spirit and warmth. As Mint representatives, they are trained and evaluated by professional standards.

We are recruiting new docent candidates for the 2022-2023 season. If interested, please complete the application. For general questions about the docent program, please contact Joel Smeltzer, Head of School and Gallery Programs by email at or by phone at 704-337-2033.

The Learning & Engagement department of The Mint Museum offers tours to area elementary and secondary school students as well as to other groups ranging from pre-school children to senior citizens.