Become a Docent

Each year, thousands of visitors to Fort Worth visit the Sid Richardson Museum. Docents, professionally trained volunteers who lead tours for adults and children, share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the artworks, providing a valuable service for our Fort Worth Museum.

Based upon need, the Museum offers a docent training program in the interpretation of its collection of artworks by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and other western artists. Participating in this program is a unique opportunity for adults to positively shape visitor’s attitudes about art and museums.

The course provides volunteers with the historical background and skills needed to conduct interactive, inquiry-based tours with learners of many ages and abilities. Featured speakers include local and regional academics, and museum professionals.

New docents spend a semester attending weekly trainings every Monday morning from about 9am-12pm. The training runs from mid-September through early December. New docents cannot miss more than 2 trainings during that period. At the conclusion of the training course, in the beginning of 2023, docents begin a two and a half year commitment to lead adult and school tours.

The Museum will offer a new docent class in Fall 2022, applications for which will be available online beginning in Summer 2022. For additional information about the Museum’s docent classes, contact Leslie Thompson at 817.332-6554 or

Applications for the Fall 2022 New Docent Class are now closed.