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Community Engagement involves welcoming new audiences to the DMA and building awareness of Museum opportunities while at the Museum and out in the community.
Volunteers primarily represent the DMA at various offsite events in the community at organizations such as the Latino Cultural Center and Cathedral Guadalupe. Volunteers assist with set-up and breakdown of events, help children and families with art-making activities, hand out DMA brochures and flyers, and take photos during the event.
There are also opportunities for Community Engagement volunteers during DMA Late Nights. These volunteers will assist visitors registering for the DMA Friends program.
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this opportunity, and we ask that you volunteer for a minimum of 1 shift per month. Bilingual speakers are preferred, but it is not required.
Center for Creative Connections (C3)
The Center for Creative Connections (C3) is an experimental, dynamic learning environment that provides interactive encounters with works of art and artists. C3 volunteers greet visitors entering the space, answer questions, and help personalize their Museum experience by providing information on the Museum’s collections, programs, and activities. In addition, volunteers manage the C3 space by organizing and maintaining the area and observing visitor flow. Volunteers also lead activities in the galleries and assist with special events.
We seek applicants who enjoy engaging with the public! You must be at least 16 years of age and we require all volunteers to commit to remaining in the program for a minimum of one year. In addition to a mandatory orientation, volunteers attend training sessions throughout the year. Volunteers work two shifts per month. Three hour shifts are available Tuesday-Sunday between 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday 6:00-9:00 p.m., and select Fridays from 6:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
We are currently accepting applications for C3 volunteers. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to participate. To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an application and return it to rmartin@DMA.org. Applications are due Friday, January 10. Volunteers must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation on Saturday, January 25, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Go van Gogh
Go van Gogh® volunteers bring the Dallas Museum of Art to 1st through 6th grade students in schools throughout Dallas. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression.
We seek applicants who enjoy teaching and are excited about working with children. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this opportunity and we require all volunteers to remain in the program for the duration of the school year. Mandatory training sessions take place on select Friday mornings from September-February. Volunteers teach 2 programs each month.
We are not currently accepting applications for Go van Gogh® school outreach volunteers. If you would like to be considered for our Go van Gogh® summer library program or the 2014-2015 Go van Gogh® school outreach volunteer opportunity, please complete an application and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMA docents conduct weekly tours of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions for groups of visitors ranging from elementary school students to adult visitors. The knowledge and strategies for conducting tours are accumulated over a year training program consisting of lectures, gallery talks, and workshops led by staff and outside experts.
We seek applicants who have a desire to communicate the power of art to others. A degree in art history is not required, but we ask that all docents commit to remaining in the program for a minimum of two years. Docents attend weekly trainings every Monday from September-May.
Each docent is required to lead two, one-hour tours per week, Tuesday-Friday, throughout the school year between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Docents have the option to continue touring in the summer.
The DMA Teen Docent program provides opportunities for high school students to initiate and deepen their relationship with the Dallas Museum of Art. Teen docents conduct summer tours for young visitors (ages 5-12) that emphasize conversation and fun gallery experiences. Qualified students are invited to train as teen docents and eventually facilitate summer tours.
Teen Docents also have the opportunity to assist with DMA Late Nights and various programs for family audiences.
We seek teens who are comfortable talking about works of art and engaging young children. You must be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade to be eligible for this opportunity. All teen docents are required to work a minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks, June through August. Teen docent tours are schedule Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Arts & Letters Live
Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages at the Dallas Museum of Art that features award-winning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming—combining literature with visual arts, music, and film—and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets, inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions.
You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for this program. All Arts & Letters volunteers are required to sign-up for a minimum of 4 programs and must work at least two book signings.
Program dates and times vary and will occasionally be located offsite.
If you are interested in being an Arts & Letters Live volunteer, please complete an application and return it to email@example.com.