Become a Docent

Make new friends and expand your understanding of the American West! Autry docents provide guided tours of permanent galleries and special exhibitions to diverse audiences while gaining intimate knowledge of the museum and its collections. 

Contact Sarah Wilson at 323.495.4309 or for more information.

Training Program

Training includes classes in Western history, art and art history, material culture, education, touring techniques, and more.
Classes meet from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on select Tuesdays and Thursdays. Participants in the training are required to tour for a minimum of one year after graduation, and attendance at every class is critical to successfully completing the class. 

Apply early, as class size is limited.


Autry docents conduct tours for schoolchildren one day during the week or twice a month on weekends for families and adult groups. Responsibilities include providing weekly tours, maintaining active Autry membership, and participating in continuing education both at the museum and throughout the region.


As an Autry docent, you will enjoy many social and professional benefits, including Autry-sponsored parties and gatherings, monthly potlucks, and field trips—not to mention lifelong friendships!

Plus, Autry Docents receive 20% off at the Autry Cafe and 20% off at the Autry Store.