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 Des Moines Art Center currently has no paid positions available.

Volunteer Program

Volunteer opportunities are always available in many areas including event planning
and staffing, office work, festival staffing, and more.
Please contact Jenna Ekstrom via e-mail or 515.271.0327.

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