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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

Connect people to art.  Become a Docent!

Thursday, May 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Docents are volunteer tour guides and educators who are essential to fulfilling the Museum’s educational mission. They promote the enjoyment of art through leading interactive tours and offsite presentations for a range of visitors and by facilitating hands-on art lessons for schools.  Docents are an active community of Museum Members who train together annually, learn about art from experts, and build gallery teaching skills through practice.

We are seeking friendly, outgoing, art-loving people with strong interpersonal skills to apply for the fall 2017 – spring 2018 training year.  We strive to form a docent corps that reflects the rich diversity of the Museum’s visitors and surrounding community.  Join us for an Open House to learn more about becoming a docent from new and seasoned Museum Docents and staff.  No prior experience with art or art history is necessary.

Click here to register.

For more information  for the Docent Open House, contact Saralyn Rosenfield at srosenfield@delart.org.

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

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.