Job and Volunteer Opportunities

 
  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions

 

The Art Center currently has two paid positions available:

  

Part-time Security Guard

Photography Instructor


Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with the Des Moines Art Center, please fill out the Volunteer Application and submit it via email or mail to Visitor Services Supervisor Staci Harper Bennett.

Volunteers will be contacted when opportunities matching their availability, interests and skills become available.
 
Additional questions? Contact Staci Harper Bennett via e-mail or call 515.271.0309.
 

Docent Program

Become a docent and learn more about the world of contemporary art. A docent is a museum-trained volunteer who conducts tours at the Des Moines Art Center and Pappajohn Sculpture Park for children or adults. The word "docent" is derived from the Latin word docere meaning "to teach."

Interested candidates must have an active e-mail account and be comfortable with digital communication. Candidates must be able to attend training classes every Thursday from 9:30am-noon and be available to lead at least one tour per week.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions please contact us via e-mail.