The Des Moines Art Center utilizes its talented, passionate volunteers for a variety of functions including event planning, special event and visitor services assistance, marketing distribution, and more.

  • Volunteers

    become a volunteer

    If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the Des Moines Art Center, please complete our online volunteer application.

  • Docent Program


    A docent is a museum-trained volunteer who conducts tours at the Des Moines Art Center and Pappajohn Sculpture Park for children and adults. 

  • Art Noir board

    join the art noir board

    The Board of the Des Moines Art Center’s Art Noir is looking for two energetic, passionate members to join the Board as Membership At-Large Chair and Marketing At-large Chair.

If you are a current volunteer, please log in to your Des Moines Art Center Volunteer Account to view and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

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