Surrey Art Gallery Youth Docents - About becoming a Youth Docent (Gallery Educator)

As a result of measures to limit the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) the Gallery is currently closed to the public, programs and exhibitions have been suspended, and all volunteer shifts have been cancelled. We invite you to explore the Gallery's online programming series - Art Together as an alternative to visiting our physical space and to consider volunteering once we're able to resume the program. 

Youth Docent

Discover contemporary art and ideas, develop public speaking skills, and gain leadership experience. Join our Youth Docents and enhance exhibitions through activities that are equal parts fun and educational. Opportunities to inspire and be inspired abound.

What will I be doing?
• Lead discussions and hands-on activities for Gallery visitors
• Engage in preparing and planning for programs
• Research and study exhibitions of contemporary art
• Participate in ongoing training, gallery lectures and program evaluation

Who can join? Youth that:
• Have a passion for contemporary art
• Are responsible and reliable
• Enjoy working within a diverse community
• Possess good communication skills
• Enjoy contributing to a team

• Learn about contemporary art and education with gallery educators, curators, and artists
• Develop presentation and public speaking skills
• Contribute to a vital community program – make a real contribution to the arts
• Camaraderie - engage with a dynamic, group of arts interested peers
• Gain experience as an educator
• Receive a 10% discount at the SAGA Gift Shop

Interested? Apply!
• Contact Chris Dawson-Murphy at | 604-501-5198


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Sunday Morning