Each year, the Cameron Art Museum volunteers provide several thousand hours of service, in a variety of volunteer roles. Volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the day-to-day life of a major regional art museum and contribute valuable visitor services to a nonprofit institution. Our volunteers contribute their talents, knowledge, skills, enthusiasm, and energy and, in turn, provide an invaluable service to our community. As a volunteer, you may explore new areas of interest, meet stimulating people, get involved with Wilmington’s cultural community and attend social and educational events.
What are the personal qualities of a museum volunteer?
- Flexibility, patience and compassion to work with a diverse public and staff
- Have an active email account that you check regularly
- Integrity to represent the institution and oneself with the highest standards
- Dedication to the museum’s arts education mission and to the values of the volunteer program
- Reliability to consistently keep one’s volunteer schedule
- Training will be provided
- Encouraged to support the CAM through membership (required as of January 1, 2024)
Benefits of volunteering at the CAM
Initiative taking, proactively seeking out visitor contact and comfortable speaking in front of a small group, friendly and outgoing, comfortable using cash register and computer technology, physical stamina—oftentimes shift or assignment will be spent standing or walking.
We ask of you
- Maintain the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information of the museum to which they are exposed while carrying out assignments
- Attend training sessions as it applies to their volunteer assignments and volunteer orientation
- Be aware that the relationship between volunteers and the museum does not constitute a legally binding contract, and the museum accepts the volunteers with the understanding that their services are received at its sole discretion, and that an individual volunteer’s relationship with the museum may be terminated by either side at any time whatsoever
- Understand that volunteers are supervised by the museum staff, and do not have any other authority to represent the museum, make contracts for the museum, or make any other commitment on its behalf. Letters and other communications written by volunteers must be authorized by a member of the museum’s permanent staff with appropriate seniority and authority
- Collaborate with museum staff and other volunteers, accepting supervision and evaluation of your volunteer work
- Familiarize themselves with the basic information relating to the exhibitions
- Refrain from imbibing alcoholic beverages during events.