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The Delaware Art Museum has a strong and diverse volunteer group. These individuals provide a valuable service by offering their time and talent to support, strengthen and improve the Museum, which ultimately strengthens and improves our Community. Duties and time commitment vary according to Museum needs. The majority of volunteers work on an on-call basis. Details of current opportunities are listed below.

New Docents

Learn about art in an engaging and encouraging environment! If you are seeking a rewarding volunteer experience, enjoy learning and working with the public, and have an interest in art, we invite you to apply.

Museum Docents provide tours of the galleries for visitors of all ages and inform the community about the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. Candidates are not required to have a background in art to become a Docent, but must be willing to learn and have fun!

Volunteer Docents prepare for the role of educator through a weekly training program that encompasses art history, tour skills, and public speaking. We are looking for people with enthusiasm, flexibility, professionalism, imagination, and a willingness to learn about art. Experience in art, art history, public speaking, or education is helpful, but not required. The Delaware Art Museum Docents are an enthusiastic group who enjoy taking trips to other museums, meeting and discussing the museum’s collection and exhibits with its curators, and researching and learning about art together. The program requires a weekly commitment (every Tuesday for 3 hours, excluding holidays).

The new training class for 2015 is now closed.

For more information, contact Cynthia Smith at csmith@delart.org or call 302.351.8514.

Library Assistants

Library Assistants are needed to help with shelving books and other various projects. Shifts are flexible weekdays, Monday through Friday. The time commitment varies, but most shifts are approximately 1.5-2 hours per week. Computer skills are helpful but not required. This is a good opportunity if you enjoy books and people, are friendly, can think quickly, and have an eye for detail.

There are no Library Assistant volunteer opportunities at this time.

Education Volunteers

Education Volunteers are needed to assist with children’s art activities, family programs, and summer camp. These programs are offered throughout the year, and the time commitment varies with each program. This is a good opportunity if you enjoy working with children, are friendly, would like to meet new people, and enjoy big, fun events.

Please contact Marie Cordivano, Volunteer Coordinator and Visitor Concierge, at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

College Internships

College Internships are available throughout the year on a limited basis. Curatorial and Education Internships are available in the summer as well as during the school semester. Available internships are posted below:

Alfred Appel, Jr. Curatorial Fellowship
Alfred Appel, Jr. Education Internship
Pre-Raphaelite Fellowship

Please contact Marie Cordivano, Volunteer Coordinator and Visitor Concierge, at mcordivano@delart.org or 302.351.8572 for more information.

Museum Council

The Delaware Art Museum Council is a volunteer women’s committee charged with fundraising for the Museum. Each year, they present the Holiday House Tour in December. They also sponsor the lovely flower arrangements that grace the Museum’s Front Desk, which change every Wednesday, and they have recently supported the Museum’s exhibitions, the Red Apple Fund, and conservation of art in the Museum’s collection.

For more information, please contact Harriett Mueller at hbmueller@hotmail.com or 302-429-6201.