If you have an appreciation for art and history and enjoy meeting new people, volunteering at the Cryrus Dallin Art Museum is a rewarding way to pursue your interests and provide a valuable public service. Volunteers are crucial to our daily operations and help on a weekly, monthly or as-needed basis. Depending on your availability, you can volunteer as a board advisordocent, through internships or for

special events.

However you choose to help, you’ll enjoy working with the diverse and talented people that make our museum a vital part of the Arlington community. To learn more about volunteering at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, email info@dallin.org or call 781-641-0747.

Call for Advisors!

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is looking for talented and enthusiastic community leaders and professionals from the Boston area to serve as advisors to the Museum’s volunteer board of trustees. By volunteering your time and expertise, you will play a vital role in helping the Museum achieve its fundraising, audience development, and programmatic goals in anticipation of a year-long celebration, beginning this November, of a major milestone – the 150th anniversary of Cyrus Dallin’s birth.

What is an advisor?
While experience in the arts and nonprofits is helpful, it is not a requirement to be a board advisor. Board advisors are volunteers who contribute unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal board members in order to more effectively govern the organization.

We welcome individuals with expertise in any one of the following areas: fundraising and development, marketing and public relations, programming and education, graphic design, strategic planning, and the law. We are also looking for individuals with strong corporate and/or community networks in the Boston area. Board advisors must have an interest in the arts and a commitment to forwarding the Museum’s mission.

Time Commitment:
The time commitment for board advisors is modest – approximately 5-7 hours per month. This time consists of a monthly board meeting, held every second Tuesday from 7 pm – 9 pm and several additional hours of planning time or program assistance.

If you are interested in becoming an advisor, please send a resume and letter of interest to info@dallin.org. To learn more about the position, please call 781-647-0747 and leave a message for Heather Leavell.


Docents play a core role by staffing the museum during visiting hours, noon to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday, and assisting with special projects and events. We can’t operate without them.

Being a docent requires a modest commitment of at least 4 hours per month. No prior knowledge of art or history is required. We provide training to help you become familiar with the permanent collection, lead tours and knowledgably answer questions about Dallin and his art. High school students can earn service credits by volunteering at the museum.


The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum offers flexible internships to college undergraduates and graduate students. Our museum staff works with students to design an internship that meets each individual’s professional and academic goals.   Internships are unpaid but may be completed for course credit.

Special Events

To art and history enthusiasts that prefer helping on a project-by-project basis, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Working on educational programs, the annual Art on the Green fundraiser, and research projects are just a few examples. To learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities for special events and projects, email info@dallin.org or call 781-641-0747.

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