fbpx Chrysler Logo
Search
Search
Historic Houses

Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Moses Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Applications available Fall 2019

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Historic Houses

Located on Freemason St. —
Open Saturday and Sunday

Noon–5 p.m.

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

By Appointment
Tuesday-Thursday

10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Moses Myers House

The oldest Jewish home in America open to the public as a museum offers a glimpse of the life of an early 19th century merchant family.
More about the house

About the Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

Willoughby-Baylor House

Completed in 1794, this former home now presents a mix of art and artifacts. See what's on view

Located in Norfolk

One Memorial Place,
Norfolk, VA
Get Directions

While You're Here

Visit our Museum Shop
and the Wisteria Cafe.

Perry Glass Studio

A state-of-art facility on the Museum’s campus. See a free glassmaking demo Tuesdays–Sunday at noon. Like what you see? Take a class with us! More about the Studio

Moses Myers House

The home of the first permanent Jewish residents of Norfolk, this historic house offers a glimpse of the life of a wealthy early 19th-century merchant family.
More about the house

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

With an extensive collection of more than 106,000 rare and unique volumes relating to the history of art, the Jean Outland Chrysler Library is one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the Library

Weddings & Event Rentals

The perfect place for your big day or special event. Get the details

Take a tour

We offer a number of tours on different topics. More about tours

Jean Outland Chrysler Library

Visit one of the most significant art libraries in the South. More about the library

About the Chrysler

Our story spans well over 100 years. See where we began, how we grew, and where we're going. Explore our history

News and Announcements

See what's happening at the Museum, read Chrysler Magazine, and find our Media Center. Read now

Location

745 Duke Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-333-6299

Always Free Parking

Get Directions

Third Thursdays

Live art performances monthly.
See the archive

Studio Team

Meet the brilliant minds behind the Studio.
See the team

Studio Assistantship Program

Further your career and join us in Norfolk.
Applications available Fall 2019

The Masterpiece Society

Learn about this innovative group of museum supporters.
Meet the Masterpiece Society

Planned Giving

Help ensure the long-term success of the Museum.
Learn about planned giving

Close
Sign up for emails from the Chrysler Museum of Art

Join Our Email List

Sign Up
Share your passion

Chrysler Museum Docents

Docents are volunteer teachers or tour guides specially trained to educate and interact with Museum visitors of all ages about art in the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. The Chrysler Museum of Art seeks volunteers to join its team of docents, who form an essential part of the Museum’s Education Department. Through facilitating discussion and learning, docents enhance the visitor experience and provide a vital link between the art and our audiences. In addition to leading tours, assisting with programs, docents meet regularly for ongoing training and meetings.

Who can apply to the docent program?

Everyone interested is encouraged to apply. An ideal docent is a person with a passion for art and education and who enjoys having conversations with people from all walks of life. Prior teaching experience and knowledge of art history is helpful, but not required. While docents give tours to visitors of all ages, the majority of their tours are given to school groups ranging from pre-school through high school. Docent candidates need to be available weekdays, most often in the morning.

What are the qualifications?

  • An engaging personality and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interest in the visual arts and culture and a genuine interest in teaching others.
  • Professional attitude toward fellow docents, Museum staff, and the public.
  • Dependability and promptness in attending all training sessions, meetings, and tours.

What are the requirements for becoming a docent?

Prospective docents undergo an extensive nine-month training course. The curriculum includes learning about the Chrysler’s encyclopedic collection, its wider art-historical context, visual thinking strategies, and effective tour techniques. Classes meet once a week from September through May and are taught by Museum staff, guest speakers, and seasoned docents. Upon successful completion of training, new docents are required to commit to leading tours at the Museum for a minimum of two years.

What are the requirements once I become a docent?

  • Must be a Chrysler Museum Member.
  • Must make an initial commitment of two years. After the first two years, docents may continue year by year.
  • Must attend all scheduled-docent training sessions and meetings.
  • Must attend training sessions, research and prepare tours, and attend continuing education classes as offered.
  • Must give 24 tours per year.
  • Must participate in an evaluation process so that the Museum can maintain standards of excellence for all docents.

 

Meet like-minded individuals, learn about art, and advocate for the Chrysler Museum. For more information about the Chrylser Museum’s Docent program contact Ruth Sanchez at 757-333-6260 or rsanchez@chrysler.org

From the Collection