de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history



Museum Staff

The de Saisset's professional staff consists of 3 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. Together, these 5 staff members are responsible for the day-to-day management of the de Saisset Museum through these departments: Director's Office, Curatorial Department, Collections Management Department and Preparator's Department. Learn more about each staff member, their background and their role at the de Saisset! MORE »


Museum Enhancement Board 

The Museum Enhancement Board serves as an advisory board to the de Saisset Museum. Bringing together individuals with a range of backgrounds and expertise, the Museum Enhancement Board meets on a quarterly basis to assist the museum improve visibility, fundraising, and marketing efforts. Find out more about each of the MEB members. MORE »

California History Docents

The de Saisset is fortunate to have nearly 30 active California History Docents who have become our resident history buffs on all things related to Santa Clara Mission history. Having each undergone extensive training, these docents serve as an important resource for the community by leading informative and interactive tours of the ongoing California Art & History exhibition, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and the Mission Gardens. Learn more about how they became docents and their favorite part of the program. MORE »

Collections Committee

The de Saisset Museum's Collection Committee consists individuals from the Museum staff and from communities both on and off campus. The ymeet 2-3 times annually to review potential acquisitions, accessions, and deaccessions to the permanent  collection. Using the Museum's Mission and collecting goals as their guide, this committee determines the value and fit of pieces both currently within the collection and those being offered as gifts to the collection MORE »

Collections Volunteers

There are currently 3 volunteers who assist the Collections Manager with duties related to caring for the more than 11,000 objects in the permanent collection. They conduct inventories, help process new acquisitions, and ensure that the art and artifacts are packed and stored safely. Each current Collections Volunteer has been working at the Museum for more than 15 years! MORE »


The de Saisset does not currently have any interns working at the Museum; however, there may be positions available to assist the Assistant Director, Collections Manager, or Exhibitions Project Coordinator. If you are interested in internship opportunities, please forward a copy of your current resume and your area of interest at the Museum to MORE »