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Woodmere Art Museum offers a unique museum experience that centers on the art and artists of Philadelphia. The Museum’s exhibitions explore the achievements and social ideas of Philadelphia’s artists in the broader context of American art. The Museum has a robust roster of events which includes approximately eight exhibitions annually and program events evenings and weekends.  Woodmere is currently in the midst of unprecedented institutional growth. The Museum acquired a neighboring estate, now named Frances M. Maguire Hall for Art and Education at Woodmere Art Museum, which will be transformed into galleries for the museum’s collection and a drop-in children’s educational center. We will be looking for qualified candidates to join our team. Please check back frequently for new opportunities.


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.

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Do you love to browse the halls of museums for hidden treasures? Are you fascinated by the lives of artists and their creative journey? Do you have the desire to learn and share your knowledge with others?
If you answered YES to these questions, please consider applying to become a Docent at the Woodmere Art Museum. Woodmere’s mission is to inspire creativity, learning, and self-expression through experiences with the art and artists of Philadelphia and the region.
Docents play an invaluable role in Woodmere Art Museum. They welcome and engage adult and children to the Museum’s exhibitions and inspire meaningful experiences and discussions about art.
Candidates from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.
- A strong interest and passion for the arts
- A desire to learn
- Availability to give tours a few times/month
- Previous volunteer or job experience interacting with people
- Interest in presenting leading discussions in response to artworks 
- Enthusiasm, maturity, curiosity, dedication, initiative and reliability
- Private, preparatory walkthroughs of exhibitions, free attendance to lectures
  and music events
- Complimentary catalogues 
- Special discounts at the Museum’s Store
- Art history and aesthetics training
- Invitations to special events
- Educational trips to see collections and museums off-site
- Camaraderie and new friendships
Training and Requirements
There is a 10 month training process. Generally, there are no meetings in July and August though docents-in-training are welcome to observe tours. Meetings take place in-person and/or through Zoom every other Tuesday afternoon.
Training includes activities that promote visual literacy and critical thinking skills, an understanding of the formal elements and principles of art, and the history of Woodmere Art Museum and its collection. Trainees observe school and adult tours and programs and prepare several presentations throughout the training process. The presentations are assessed by the education team who provide constructive suggestions and ongoing support.
After completion of training, all docents must be prepared to attend ongoing training sessions, meeting approximately once a month or more as needed. In addition, docents are asked to contribute 40 cumulative tour hours a year.
To Apply:
Contact the Education Department at 215-247-0476 or email:

Nondiscrimination Policy
Woodmere is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Woodmere shall not, in any manner, discriminate regardless of race, color, age, disability, national origin, citizenship, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, or veteran status and any other status protected by law. Woodmere adheres to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and applicable federal laws.