Mission: The Des Moines Art Center believes in the power of art to inspire personal, political, and social transformation. We commit to exhibit and explore thought-provoking modern and contemporary art. We connect people and art by offering opportunities for feeling, imagining, dreaming, and creating. We promote curiosity and embrace critical and empathetic thinking with a spirit of openness. We strive to be a welcoming and equitable cultural resource. This effort to ensure access to art for everyone has been a core tenet of the museum since its founding. Admission is always free for all.
Location: Des Moines (50.3 miles from Grinnell College)
Needs: There are many ways to volunteer at the Des Moines Art Center throughout the year. General roles include greeting visitors, event support, and promotion.
- One-time events: yes
- Ongoing: yes
When is service needed: year-round
Number of hours: Flexible hours, as much or little as is possible
- In-person: yes
- Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: no
- Fully virtual possible: no
Prerequisites: Background check is required for some volunteer activities, but not all.
Background check required: Yes, for some activities, not required for others.
Equipment/logistics needed: Depends on the activity.
Training supplied: Training is supplied and depends on the volunteer activity.
How to apply: Volunteers, apply via the website by filling out the application form: https://desmoinesartcenter.org/support/volunteer/ Careers and internships are posted at https://desmoinesartcenter.org/careers/
Contact: Cassandra Tant, Senior Manager of Membership and Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation information: The Des Moines Art Center is a museum of Modern and Contemporary Art located in Des Moines, Iowa. The Art Center also includes a gift shop, a restaurant, and a school for studio art education. There is no cost to visit the museum; admission is always free for all. Through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programming, the Des Moines Art Center provides opportunities for transformational art experiences.
Address: 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
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