Dallas Museum of Art
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
1717 N. Harwood Dallas, TX 75201
Active Opportunities (2)
Dallas, TX 75201
Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features awardwinning authors and performers of regional, national, and international acclaim. The series is recognized for its creative multidisciplinary programming-combining literature with visual arts, music, and film-and for commissioning new work from musicians, dancers, and poets inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Please apply with this link: Arts & Letters Live Volunteer Form - Dallas Museum of Art (volgistics.com) Arts & Letters Live volunteers provide logistical support for onsite and offsite programs. Volunteer responsibilities include: * Serving as an Usher to guide visitors to their seats and monitor VIP seating areas * Using an Etix scanner to scan patron tickets for event entry * Assisting with book bundle distribution including boxing and unboxing books and maintaining lists of attendees who have picked-up their books * Acting as an event greeter and providing support for individuals using the DMA parking payment kiosk * Facilitating Q&A notecard collection at select events * Serving as a book signing assistant by helping with stick and flap to prepare books for signing, taking photos, line management, and pushing or pulling books near the signing table Arts & Letters Live volunteers should be available to volunteer for approximately 3 to 5 hours per event. Volunteers will likely be scheduled for 5+ events per year, depending on the program schedule and availability of shifts. Program dates and times vary and will occasionally be located offsite at venues around the city such as SMU McFarlin Auditorium, Eisemann Center, and First United Methodist Church. Most events are scheduled on weekday evenings with occasional weekend and daytime programming. Arts & Letters Live volunteers will receive complimentary parking in the DMA garage and admission for programs where they are scheduled to volunteer. All volunteers are required to undergo a DMA background check and track their service hours for volunteer records and reports. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * Volunteers must be 18 or older * Ability to work evening events at the DMA and offsite venues * Ability to work post-event book signings * Ability to use ticket scanning devices such as Etix scanners and iPads * Ability to lift 25 pounds and box or unbox books * Ability to stand for long periods of time * Interest in literary programming * Excellent customer service skills
Date Posted: May 5, 2023
Dallas, TX 75201
A vital part of the School Programs team, DMA docents support the Education Division’s mission of building lasting relationships with our communities and creating experiences for them through the arts. Docents conduct weekly tours of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions for groups of visitors ranging from elementary school students to adult visitors. We seek lifelong learners who have a desire to encourage learning, foster creativity, and create memories, bringing art and visitors together and helping us to foster a sense of belonging at the DMA. A degree in art history is not required. Spanish-English bilingual skills are helpful, but not required. If you are interested in becoming a DMA Docent, please apply here: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/79538379 DMA docents provide support for onsite tours. Volunteer responsibilities include: Planning and leading experience-rich tours primarily to K-12 students, but also to higher education students, and adult audiences. Attending and actively participating in regular docent training sessions. Communicating with teachers prior to their arrival at the Museum to help coordinate their visit. Welcoming and organizing school groups when they arrive at the Museum for their tours, assisting with wayfinding, and helping visitors understand gallery-safe guidelines. Serving as an ambassador for the Museum both on- and offsite. Paying the yearly docent dues DMA docents should be available to lead two one-hour tours per week, Tuesday-Friday, throughout the school year (September - May), between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Successful docents are lifelong learners committed to actively participating in ongoing training, including sessions focused on cultural competences and intersectional teaching practices. The knowledge and teaching strategies for conducting tours in the Museum’s galleries are accumulated over a yearlong training program consisting of lectures, gallery talks, and workshops led by staff and outside experts. Due to the substantial investment in training, we ask that all new docents commit to remaining in the program for a minimum of two years. All docents attend regularly scheduled Monday training sessions from September to May to continue learning about the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and best practices in museum education. DMA docents will receive complimentary parking in the DMA garage and admission to exhibitions. All volunteers are required to undergo a DMA background check and track their service hours for volunteer records and reports. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Volunteers must be 18 or older Ability to lead two one-hour tours per week Strong interest in working with visitors of all ages, particularly K-12 students Actively participate in docent training sessions Ability to use technology to regularly check the online tour schedule and communicate with Manager of School Programs Ability to commute to the DMA for training and volunteer service Ability to stand for long periods of time and navigate Museum galleries Ability to complete an online background check Excellent communication skills Excellent customer service skills
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2023
The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. The DMA will: -Place art and our diverse communities at the center around which all activities radiate. -Pursue excellence in collecting and programming, present works of art across cultures and time, and be a driving force in contemporary art. -Strengthen our position as a prominent, innovative institution, expanding the meaning and possibilities of learning and creativity.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its global collection, which encompasses more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. Located in the nation’s largest arts district, the Museum acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming, from exhibitions and lectures to concerts, literary events, and dramatic and dance presentations. Since the Museum’s return to free general admission in 2013, the DMA has welcomed more 3.2 million visitors.
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