Student Docents

The Student Docent program invites you to be creative and enthusiastic as you engage with visitors in the galleries and offers you time to peek inside Museum operations. It provides an introduction to museums in general and to museum education in particular.

Meeting Museum staff members, organizing an installation and online exhibition, developing tours for U-M Staff and public, working with children and families on the weekends, and welcoming and interacting with guests during UMMA After Hours and Student Late Night are some of the possible activities you would undertake as an UMMA Student Docent. 

Student Docents are part of the Student Engagement Council (SEC), which serves as a direct link between U-M students and UMMA. It is dedicated to supporting UMMA’s mission of commitment to students and engagement with the arts. SEC is a great opportunity to get experience working in a museum, and a great way to ensure that U-M students have a voice at UMMA.

All participants are required to attend meetings on Fridays, 2-4 p.m., and to work approximately one to two more hours per week on diverse tasks. Undergraduate Museum Studies Program students may use SEC membership to fulfill their internship requirement.

To learn more, attend an info session on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in the UMMA Commons. 

Application deadline: Sunday, Sept. 17.

Questions? E-mail

Join the SEC

U-M Students: Become a member of the UMMA Student Engagement Council.