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MAS Docent Education Program

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The Municipal Art Society is proud to accept applications for the 2014 Docent Education Program held in the Greenacre Reference Library at 111 W. 57th Street. This free program offers interested volunteers the opportunity to become an official MAS docent, leading the MTA/Metro-North and MAS tour of Grand Central Terminal, one New York City’s most beloved landmark buildings.


Apply today for this five-session course incorporating expert speakers, essential readings, research, and hands-on experience preparing each docent to develop and lead his or her own unique tour. Interested applicants for this exciting program must be available to attend each training session offered on Saturdays November 2nd, November 9th, November 16th, November 23rd and November 30th.  No prior tour guide experience is required and we encourage New Yorkers from all walks of life to apply.

The program is comparable to a graduate level introduction to the history of New York City. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be comfortable in front of an audience and have an unquenchable thirst for all things New York City. Certified MAS docents must lead at least 2 tours a month. There is no charge for the course, however trainees are responsible for purchasing the necessary reading material (approx. cost: $30).

Curious about the program and want to see our docents in action? Click here to buy a ticket for a tour of the terminal! Click here to learn more about MAS’s history with Grand Central Terminal.

Please note that we receive many applications and may not interview all candidates.