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The Delaware Contemporary offers a wide range of opportunities in an engaging, inclusive work environment. As the region’s leading contemporary art space, we design and create a desire for contemporary culture. Our staff, teaching artists, and interns are devoted to contemporary art and ideas and celebrate creativity, openness, and tolerance. We are committed to sharing the most thought-provoking contemporary art and hope you will join us in exploring the art, ideas, and issues of our time. See below for current opportunities:


Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

The Delaware Contemporary is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week) highly organized professional to assist with communications and data management for our Marketing and Development team. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent writing skills and be a creative problem-solver, detail-oriented and self-motivated. Candidates must be able to tackle projects both independently and collaboratively. Preference will be given to candidates with database experience. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Data management and database entry to assist with maintenance of museum contacts, recording attendance, and marketing data for grant and reporting needs

  • Assist with mass mailings for annual campaigns and thank you letter acknowledgements

  • Assist with grant research

  • Assist with memberships and donor relations

  • Copy-editing for marketing materials, grant narratives and campaign letters

  • Community calendar updates for exhibitions and events

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive photo archiving system that can be used for both grant reporting and marketing materials

  • Distribute marketing brochures and flyers to area locations and maintain distribution list

  • Assist with website content

  • Assist with social media presence

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Copy editing and writing experience, or relevant educational degree

  • Microsoft Word and Excel specific to mail merges

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Impeccable organizational skills

  • Knowledge of contemporary art

  • Basic CMS knowledge (Squarespace or Wordpress preferred)

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Database experience

  • Photography skills

  • Professional social media marketing experience

To apply: 

Submit a letter of interest, writing sample, and resume to: resume@decontemporary.org with the subject line: Marketing and Development Associate

Application Deadline: August 15, 2019

The Delaware Contemporary is looking for a part-time (25-30 hours per week) energetic professional to assist in leading our Visitor Services staff and managing special events. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in event management and be confident in a public leadership role, detail-oriented, organized, effective time managers, and self-motivated. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are a must. Candidates must be able to tackle projects both independently and collaboratively. Weekend and evening availability is required. Preference will be given to candidates with event planning experience and/or a background in sales.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Event recruitment

  • Event planning 

  • Event management

  • Managing and scheduling visitor service staff

  • Customer service

  • Audience relations

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience in event planning

  • Experience working in a customer service role 

  • Experience working with private clients

  • The ability to multitask and manage 

  • The highly organized ability to strategically coordinate event vendors, timelines, and details 

    An interest in art/contemporary art preferred

To apply:
Submit your letter of interest and resume to: Barbara Mitchell, resume@decontemporary.org, subject: Events Coordinator


Join our roster of diverse and talented professional Teaching Artists and share your passion for the arts with students of all ages. The Delaware Contemporary offers a range of outreach programs with numerous partner organizations and in-house programming that inspire Pre-K students to life long learners. 

Submit your letter of interest and CV to Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106


A Part-Time Security Guard is needed for weekend and evening hours at the Delaware Contemporary. The hours would include working Saturdays 10am - 5pm, and/or Sundays 12pm - 5pm, and evening coverage during special events (such as First Friday Art on the Town evenings). Part-time guards at the Delaware Contemporary are many times artists still in school or recently graduated, who want to remain involved in the art-related field. Additional security and CPR experience is a plus.

General Description: The Part-Time Security Guard is to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for the entire facility. This includes the public viewing contemporary art in the galleries, the studio artists in the facilities, and the office area for the staff. The Security Guard is responsible for the overall well-being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety at all times while on duty.

Anyone interested should contact Chris Stevens, Security Coordinator: securitycoordinator@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7114.

Deadline: Ongoing



The Delaware Contemporary, a non-collecting art museum located on Wilmington’s Riverfront, is seeking a 20 hour per week Education Intern for an approximately 12 week internship. The Education Intern assists the Director of Education and Education Associate with administrative duties and research associated with varied and numerous education programs. The Education Intern is responsible for assistance with administrative duties, program documentation, and the marketing/communication of The Delaware Contemporary education programs to the public. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest in contemporary art and to those wishing to pursue a career in educational work. 



Volunteers are needed for events, museum family programming, and office assistance. Submit a volunteer application and we'll find the opportunity that fits your interest. Contact Meagan Mika (mmika@decontemporary.org) for more information.



Guides are a vital part of the museum’s educational mission, as well as an important link between The Delaware Contemporary and the community. Selected applicants will develop theme-based interactive tours and lead children and adult groups through The Delaware Contemporary galleries. No previous teaching or art experience is required– just commitment and an enthusiasm for learning and sharing information. The application is available online, or you can apply in person at the Delaware Contemporary front desk.

Contact Leslie ShafferInterim Director of Education: lshaffer@decontemporary.org or 302.656.6466 x7106