Docent Program



Do you enjoy history and art? Do you enjoy talking with others about them?

The Parthenon is actively looking for docents to be the exciting link between Greek history, Nashville history, American art and community. We are seeking energetic volunteers to give tours to school groups, adult groups and individuals. Parthenon docents answer questions, give directions and act as ambassadors for Nashville and the Parthenon. No background in history or art is necessary, just a love of learning and sharing with others; we'll give you the tools to create your tour! In the training program, participants study the ancient Greeks and their culture, mythology, American art and Nashville history.

The mission of the Parthenon Docents is to serve as ambassadors, promoting Parthenon awareness and providing educational tours.

Docents play a vital role in offering quality programming to our visitors. They are teachers, guides, givers of directions, and public relations experts. The program, which started in September 1998, is now in its third decade. Docents are asked to work four–eight hours a month at the Parthenon and commit to one year in various volunteer duties.

To obtain further information and participate in this fascinating program contact the Parthenon at 615-862-8431 or email Wesley Paine.