Become a Docent at Ball State’s David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA)

Volunteering as a docent is fun and educational, too. Photo providedVolunteering as a docent is fun and educational, too. Photo provided

By Rachel Buckmaster, Assistant Director, David Owsley Museum of Art—

MUNCIE, Indiana – The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, is inviting members of the Muncie community to apply for the Docent Learning Program. A docent is a volunteer trained to facilitate learning in the museum through a variety of activities and techniques.

To learn more, attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. in DOMA’s Contemporary Craft Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts Building, 2021 Riverside Avenue.

The docent program follows the Ball State semester calendar and meets most Wednesdays during the academic year from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Additional training and mentoring with experienced docents and staff continue throughout the year. No art experience is required, however an interest in art and a willingness to learn and interact with museum visitors are important. For more information, contact Maureen Nicholson at 765-285-3372.

About the David Owsley Museum of Art

Free and open to the public, the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with more than 11,000 works representing all seven continents. DOMA cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the University and the East Central Indiana region. Website:

Visitor hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

DOMA is in the Fine Arts Building on the northern side of Ball State University’s Quad. Parking is available at the McKinley AvenueParking Garage, and MITS bus stops are nearby. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email