Volunteer

Volunteer

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are an essential part of every department at Woodmere. They host member events and concerts, participate in children’s programs, and provide administrative support to staff—and that’s just a sampling of the services they provide. We offer flexible scheduling, complimentary admission to Museum events, Museum Store discounts, and a lively work environment.

Download the volunteer application.

E-mail your completed application to the volunteer coordinator at Mgallagher@woodmereartmuseum.org

DOCENTS

Woodmere’s docent program is an art enthusiast’s best volunteer opportunity. Candidates from any background are encouraged to apply for the training program starting each September. Prospective docents must participate in training, regular meetings, and tour hours, giving at least two years of service to the Museum. Docents receive a number of great benefits, including complimentary event admission, private tours, art history and aesthetics training, educational trips, and Museum Store discounts.

E-mail questions and completed applications to the Education department at education@woodmereartmuseum.org.

 

Woodmere Art Museum is seeking prospective docents for the fall 2017 training program!  We encourage candidates from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply to be part of this program.  Woodmere’s mission is to inspire creativity, learning, and self-expression through experiences with the art and artists of Philadelphia and the region.

Docents are volunteer tour guides who interpret works of art and lead tours for a diverse audience of adults, families and school students. As a docent you provide the personal contact between works of art and our museum visitors. You are the public face of the institution. The docent program includes art history and aesthetics training, observations of tours in action, and training on the history of the institution. Training lasts 6- 8 months, every other Monday.

Qualifications:
- A strong interest and passion for the arts
- Availability to give tours at least one day a week
- Previous volunteer or job experience interacting with people
- Interest and ability to present information to groups of adults or children 
- Enthusiasm, maturity, curiosity, dedication, initiative and reliability

Requirements:
Docents candidates must agree to be members of Woodmere Art Museum. Each docent will be expected to give at least two years of service after completing their training, which consists of a minimum of 40 tour hours and attendance at 2 meetings each month. (No college students.)

Benefits:
- Private, preparatory walkthroughs of exhibitions, free attendance to lectures and music events
- Complimentary catalogues 
- Special discounts at Woodmere Gift Shop
- Art history and aesthetics training
- Invitations to some special events
- Educational trips to see collections and museums off-site
- Camaraderie and new friendships

To Apply:
Contact the Education Department at 215-247-0948 or email: education@woodmereartmuseum.org

INTERNS

No internships are available at this time.