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FORELAND – Docent Positions

Foreland x Bard Docent Program

Foreland is an 85,000SF contemporary arts development that includes 31 artist studios, three commercial art galleries, two private event spaces, food & beverage, and a membership-only cooperative workspace. Located on the banks of Catskill Creek, the Foreland campus is housed within three historic mills dating to the mid-1800s. It is a beacon of contemporary art, aesthetic wonder, and modern functionalism all within the Hudson River Valley.

Foreland is seeking two motivated, poised, and outgoing students to join the team as gallery docents for our newly established Foreland Gallery Coalition (FGC). Eloquence in contemporary art is crucial. The FGC is a nationwide coalition of 15 renowned programs that produce exhibitions at Foreland twice yearly. Docents will be a critical member of the Foreland Gallery Coalition staff, primarily ensuring the safety and security of works on view, welcoming gallery visitors, answering visitor questions, and opening/closing the gallery.

Docents will be exposed to the behind-the-scenes of running a gallery and interact with an exceptional group of artists and art dealers. A proficiency in speaking about art as well as the ability to quickly learn the ins-and-outs of gallery pragmatics is essential. Docent applications will be accepted at 3 times throughout the year, coinciding with the start of each semester and summer break, with an initial employment commitment of 16 hours per week for a minimum of 5 months. Applicants interested in summer employment must be available to work every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-6:30pm, beginning June 25, 2022. Docents will be compensated at a rate of $16 per hour.

Please send a resume and a short cover letter to [email protected]. Applications are due by June 1, 2022. Serious inquiries only, please. Learn more about Foreland at or follow us on instagram @forelandcatskill!