Luminarium at Cowles Commons


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 22, 2016 08:00 AM - Sun Sep 25, 2016 07:00 PM


221 Walnut StreetDes Moines, IA 50309

Join the DMPA team as a volunteer for Luminarium!


We are seeking to build a dynamic team of docents to guide and educate guests as they experience ARBORIA Luminarium. This opportunity is ideal for those interested in art, architecture, event management, theater, culture and education. Four hour shifts will rotate between various positions in ticket sales, supervision of environment, flow of foot traffic, engagement with guests and will include a 30 minute break. Please sign up by Monday, September 19th.

Docent volunteers must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Execute all physical demands of various positions
  • Positively engage with guests
  • Provide educational material and speak to small groups
  • Commit to at least 2 shifts throughout the 4 day event
  • Attend a 45 minute training session on Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, or 6:00 pm


  • Receive one t-shirt special to the ARBORIA installation
  • Experience the Luminarium throughout your volunteer shift
  • Engage in the local arts and culture of Des Moines


  • Exhibition Arts
  • Stage Management
  • Visual Arts
  • General Education
  • Arts Administration
  • Theater Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 shifts of 4 hours each
  • Mandatory Volunteer Training
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